New Jersey



New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state but the 11th-most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 United States. New Jersey lies entirely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia and is the second-wealthiest U.S. state by per capita income as of 2014.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)8,944,469
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)8,791,953
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)1.70
Population, Census, April 1, 20108,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.20
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201023.50
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201013.50
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201051.30
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201068.60
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 201013.70
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.30
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20108.30
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20102.70
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)17.70
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201059.30
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015393,277
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-201521.70
Housing units, April 1, 20103,553,562
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201564.50
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015315,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20152,386
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015973
Median gross rent, 2011-20151,192
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20153,189,486
Persons per household, 2011-2015273.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201590.20
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-201530.50
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201588.60
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201536.80
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20156.60
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent10.00
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201565.90
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201560.60
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)108,854,971
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)288,467,844
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)15,079
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201531
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201572,093
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201536,582
Persons in poverty, percent10.80
All firms, 2012792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012237,242
Veteran-owned firms, 201257,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012707,975
Population per square mile, 20101,196
Land area in square miles, 20107,354