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Jay is a town in Essex County.
The community was named after John Jay, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The latitude of Jay is 44.375N. The longitude is -73.728W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 837 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,306.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jay demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12941 ZIP code.
8% of Jay residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jay ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jay was $16,673, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Jay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $383. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.
Essex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jay political report.
The average commute time for Jay workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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