Jersey City, New Jersey is the second largest city in the state with a population of just over 247,000 people. The city is part of the New York Metropolitan area, and is a port of entry with 11 miles of waterfront and rail connections. The city is one of the most culturally diverse in the world. A large number of people in Jersey City use public transportation as a means of getting to and from work, and visitors may find that this is the easiest way for them to get to all of their Jersey City destinations. Rental cars and taxi cabs also provide service around the city. Newark Liberty International is the city's closest airport.