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Jersey City, NJ Homeowner Questions:

What is popluation for Jersey City, NJ?
The city limit population is around 247,597.

How many homes in this area?
The total amount of homes in the city of Jersey City is 15,597 housing units.

What is the average Jersey City income?
The average annual income in the Jersey City area is estimated to be around $90,237.

What is the average real estate value for a home in Jersey City?
The average value of a home in Jersey City is $384,944.

What do Jersey City residents pay for homeowners coverage on average?
Homeowners insurance is $1,277 per year on average in the Jersey City area, this average is based on a standard HO-3 policy. We can help you compare rates and coverage options so you can review affordable rates for your home. Rates can change based on deductibles, risk, coverage options and discounts available. Let us help you shop the best rate for you!

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Home Insurance Rates by Zipcode in Jersey City, NJ

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07302,     07304,     07305,     07306,     07307,     07310,     07311,     

Jersey City, NJ Home Insurance Average Premiums

Local Jersey City, NJ home insurance quotes comparison

$648 /yr.

Shows Jersey City's lowest average rates with discounts applied.

For the city of Jersey City, homeowners insurance rates may vary on deductible, coverage amount and property details. Below is a list of the averages based on the cost of an annual home insurance premium.

Coverage Amount:Annual Premium
1800 sq. ft. or below
(discounts applied)
$648 /yr.
Average Coverage:$898 /yr.
2600 sq. ft. or higher
(all discounts applied)
$1198 /yr.

What is the average home insurance cost for a home in Jersey City, NJ?

  • • The average homeowners insurance premium paid annually for a home in Jersey City is around $898 per year.

What does it cost on average per month for home insurance in Jersey City, NJ?

  • • Homeowners in Jersey City pay an average cost per month around $75.00 for insurance coverage.

Jersey City, NJ Coastal Wind, Hail & Flood Information

Jersey City is located in a coastal county which greatly increases the risk of hurricanes and windstorms. Our quoting process will include wind and hail coverage options to give you the best protection you need against high winds and storm damage.

Flood Zone Notice: The beautiful coastal city of Jersey City is know for it's beautiful beaches and waterways. Because Hudson County (FIPS: 34017) has a shoreline and is in a coastal area it is important to purchase flood insurance. The risk is very high in this area and we will work with you to provide the best flood insurance coverage you need for your home in Jersey City, NJ.

Jersey City, NJ - 2023 Housing Information

Month Current Home Value (2023) Last Year Home Value (2022)
January $541,743 $535,004
February $546,120 $535,823
March $552,675 $538,279
April $555,847 $541,967

Homeowners insurance will help cover the cost to repair or replace your Jersey City home if it is damaged or destroyed by a covered peril, up to your coverage limits. A homeowners policy is made up of a few different coverages. Here are the most common coverages:

  • Dwelling: This coverage will pay to repair or replace the structure of your home if it is damaged or destroyed. Review and Calculate Replacement Cost Coverage in Jersey City
  • Liability: This coverage will help cover medical and legal bills if someone is injured in your home, slipping on an icy sidewalk for example. It also offers protection if you damage another person’s property, your child hitting a baseball through a neighbor’s window for example.
  • Contents: This covers the cost to replace your personal possessions that are destroyed by a covered peril. Furniture, electronics, clothing and household goods are excellent examples. Contents coverage is often capped at 50% to 70% of your dwelling coverage.
  • Other Structures: This coverage protects other structures on your property such as detached garages, outbuildings, barns, and sheds.
  • Loss of use: This covers everyday costs that you incur if you cannot live in your home while it is being repaired due to a claim. It will pay hotel and restaurant bills and even the cost of dry cleaning.
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Saving Money Tips on Jersey City Home Insurance

A great way to save money on Jersey City homeowners insurance is to make sure you are getting all the discounts you are qualified to receive. Here are just a few of the most common discount’s insurers offer:

  • Bundling: If you purchase your home and auto (or any other insurance coverage) from the same insurer, you should get a bundling discount. Expect to save 20%-25%.
  • Secure your home: Adding a monitored security system, water leak sensors, deadbolts, and smoke detectors should result in a discount.
  • Impact resistant roof: If you are replacing your roof, consider impact resistant roofing materials which help prevent hail and impact damage as well as resulting in a significant discount.
  • Stay claim free: If you have been claim free for a number of years (five is a common requirement) your insurer should offer a claim free discount.

Are you shopping for the best rate near or wihin the Jersey City area? Check out what homeowners are paying on average for New Jersey homeowners insurance.

Elevation Review for Coastal Wind or Flooding Risk

Elevation Details Homeowners Tips
34 ft. This is the average home elevation in Jersey City, NJ

» Elevation is crucial to a homeowners insurance policy because it determines the risk of your home being in a flood zone which is particularly important in a coastal state such as Jersey City, New Jersey.

A standard homeowners policy does not cover flood damage. If you live in a flood prone area, you will need to purchase a separate flood to fully protect your home.

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Flood insurance can be purchased via the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or in the private market. NFIP policies come with coverage caps and other restrictions so you may need to supplement your flood insurance coverage with a private market policy.

It's important to remember that flooding occurs in low and moderate risk areas as well. According to FEMA data, almost 25% of all flood claims come from low to moderate-risk areas.

To get online quotes on your home and compare rates on home insurance premiums in Jersey City, enter your zip code above and easily complete our online quoting application. Remember, it's important to speak with us about additional home insurance discounts so you can get the best rate for your home in Hudson County.

New Jersey Homeowners Insurance News & Information

  • Buy Flood Insurance: What we learned from Hurricane Ida Posted on Monday 20th September, 2021

    On September 2, 2021, Parked cars in New Brunswick, New Jersey submerged underwater after Tropical Storm Ida. Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane with 150 mile an hour winds and days later hit New Jersey, New York, and other states with a massive amount of rain that has caused numerous flash floods, […]

  • FEMA’s new rating system is called “Risk Rating 2.0,” effective October 1st, 2021 Posted on Wednesday 28th April, 2021

    A recent report by ValuePenguin looked at the new risk ratings that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) will be using when determining premiums for flood insurance in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The report found that millions of homeowners could see noticeable increases in flood insurance costs. FEMA’s new rating system is called […]

  • Update: New Jersey Ordered Insurance Relief Posted on Wednesday 22nd April, 2020

    New Jersey residents may see some relief from insurance premiums due to COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance ordered insurers to provide financial relief to residents and businesses.  The guidance was signed last week by Governor Phil Murphy and extends the grace periods during which insurance companies will not be […]

  • Mortgage Payment Relief 2020: Tips & Questions Posted on Tuesday 21st April, 2020

    Homeowners across the country are suffering as unemployment climbs across all industries, making it difficult for many homeowners to cover all of their bills. The Federal government, as well as some private mortgage companies are offering a bit of help by allowing some homeowners to apply for mortgage relief. While this sounds great, there can […]

  • New Mortgage Relief for New Jersey Homeowners During Coronavirus Crisis Posted on Wednesday 15th April, 2020

    Aerial view of Atlantic City, New Jersey, overlooking Atlantic City Boardwalk and pier. In a recent announcement, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy revealed the details of a 90-day grace period for mortgage payments for all New Jersey homeowners that have been financially impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus. This will allow New Jersey residents […]

Jersey City, NJ Dwelling Coverage Estimate

It is important to calculate your dwelling coverage for your home in Jersey City so you know what type of homeowners insurance coverage you need to cover your replacement cost. It is recommended to have enough dwelling coverage to rebuild your home if it was destroyed by a covered peril.

Please remember that replacement cost coverage does not include the cost of the land, only the price to rebuild your home, which is why we like to help customers by answering a few questions that you may have.

What is the average replacement cost coverage in Jersey City, NJ?

- The average square footage in Jersey City is around 1,995 Sq. Ft. which would cost you around $384,944 to replace the home if you base the home on the price to build per square foot of $193.

Minimum Replacement Cost Total: $384,944

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey (Hudson County)

Average Building Cost Per Square Foot in Jersey City: $193 (low end)

Average Square Footage in Jersey City: 1,995 Sq. Ft.

Home Improvement StatusPrice per Sq. Ft.Dwelling Coverage
None or Very Minor Improvements$193$384,944
Some Additional Upgrades$241$481,181
Major Home Updates or Advancements$290$577,417

The dwelling coverage is calculated by the average cost per square foot ($193) in Jersey City, New Jersey times your heated square footage. Which would equal the cost to rebuild your home minus the cost of the property or land. Some homes will have a higher replacement cost due to home improvements like updated kitchens and bathrooms. Other upgrades may include: granite countertops, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. The national square foot average to build a brand new home is around 2500 square feet. So if you are looking to build, and your square footage of your new home is 2500, you are looking at a dwelling coverage premium of around $603,125 (Media price to build of $241 x 2500 sq. ft.) to cover the cost to rebuild your new home.

What is the difference between actual cash value and replacement cost value?

Homeowners insurance is available in both actual cash value (ACV) and replacement cost value (RCV). Knowing the difference is important:

Actual cash value: When valuing your personal possessions, an actual cash value policy will take depreciation into account. This means that your 10-year-old TV will be basically worthless according to your insurance company. While an ACV policy tends to be cheaper, if you have to make a claim you may be disappointed in your claim payout.

Replacement cost value: A RCV policy will replace your possessions with brand new items of similar quality regardless of how old they were at the time they were destroyed. While RCV policies are slightly more expensive, they are well worth the cost if you have to make a claim.