Nationwide Claims to Fame

New Jersey is 2nd out of 51 other states in Income per household

New Jersey is 2nd out of 51 other states in Population density (people per sqmi)

New Jersey is 3rd out of 51 other states in Foreign born residents

New Jersey is 3rd out of 51 other states in Race - Asian

New Jersey is 4th out of 51 other states in Home median value

New Jersey is 4th out of 51 other states in Income per capita

New Jersey is 5th out of 51 other states in People per household

New Jersey is 6th out of 51 other states in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

New Jersey is 6th out of 51 other states in Units inside multi-unit buildings

New Jersey is 7th out of 51 other states in Retail accommodation and food service sales

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
New Jersey Rank US
Current population (2012) 8,864,590 11th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7,354.2 46th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,195.5 2nd 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
New Jersey Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.0% 41st 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.9% 32nd 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.1% 27th 13.7%
Education Demographics
New Jersey Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.6% 26th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 35.0% 6th 28.2%
Race Demographics
New Jersey Rank US
Race - White 73.8% 37th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 14.7% 16th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 33rd 1.2%
Race - Asian 9.0% 3rd 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 19th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.9% 29th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 18.5% 8th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 58.2% 39th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
New Jersey Rank US
Female residents 51.2% 12th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 20.6% 3rd 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
New Jersey Rank US
Housing units 3,562,553 11th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 35.9% 6th 25.9%
Households 3,180,854 11th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 66.6% 38th 66.1%
Home median value $349,100 4th $186,200
People per household 2.7 5th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 17,939 14th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
New Jersey Rank US
Income per capita $35,678 4th $27,915
Income per household $71,180 2nd $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.4% 49th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
New Jersey Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 226,878 8th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 3,377,848 9th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 781,622 11th 27,092,908
Retail sales $124,813,580 8th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $14,453 12th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $19,993,613 7th $613,795,732

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