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New Jersey

U.S. State
Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2019). American Community Survey (ACS) 5‑year estimates.

Demographics

8,878,503 Population
7,354.8 Square Miles
1,207.17 People Per Square Mile

Age

Median Age
39.9 years
Population By Age
Under 18 Years
22.09%
18 to 34
21.5%
35 to 64
40.52%
65 and Over
15.88%
Population By Age (Detailed)

Sex, Race & Ethnicity

Sex
Male
48.83%
Female
51.17%
Race & Ethnicity
*Hispanic includes respondents of any race. Other categories are non-Hispanic

Foreign Born and Place of Birth

Nativity
Foreign
22.44%
Native
77.56%
Place of Birth for Foreign Born Population
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population
Year of Entry for Foreign Born Population
2010 or Later
19.96%
2000 to 2009
26.5%
1990 to 1999
22.82%
Before 1990
30.73%
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population

Education

Education Attainment

Less Than High School
10.18%
High School Grad or Higher
89.82%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
39.71%
School Dropout Rate
In School
97.58%
Dropped Out
2.42%
*Universe Civilian Population 16 to 19 Years
Education Attainment for Population 25 and Over
*Universe: Population 25 Years and Over

Language

Population 5 Years and Over Who Speak Only English at Home
68.69%
Languages Other Than English Spoken At Home
*Universe: Population 5 Years and Over

Economics

Income

Per Capita Income
$42,745
Median Household Income
$82,545
Gini Index
0.48
Unemployment Rate
Employed
94.49%
Unemployed
5.51%
*Universe: Civilian Population In Labor Force 16+
Household Income
*Universe: Households

Poverty

Persons Below Poverty Level
9.98%
Population Under 18
Poverty
14.04%
Non-poverty
85.96%
Population 65 and Over
Poverty
8.33%
Non-poverty
91.67%

Transportation to Work

Average Commute to Work
32 minutes
Means of Transportation to Work
*Universe: Workers 16 Years and Over

Health Insurance

No Health Insurance Coverage
7.79%
With Health Insurance Coverage
92.21%
Public vs Private Health Coverage
*Universe: Noninstitutionalized Population

Households

Households

Average Household Size
2.69
Number of Households
3,231,874
Population by Household Type
*Universe: Population in Households

Marital Status

Single
48.6%
Married
51.4%
Marital Status Male
Never Married
36.99%
Now Married
53.61%
Widowed
2.57%
Divorced
6.83%
*Universe: Male Population 15 and Over
Marital Status Female
Never Married
31.38%
Now Married
49.34%
Widowed
9.18%
Divorced
10.1%
*Universe: Female Population 15 and Over

Fertility

Women 15-50 Who Had a Birth During Past Year
4.84%
Women Who Had a Birth During Past Year by Age
*Universe: Women 15-50 Years

Housing

Units & Occupancy

Number of Housing Units
3,616,614
Occupancy Status
Occupied
89.36%
Vacant
10.64%
*Universe: Housing Units
Occupied Housing Units
Owner Occupied
63.87%
Renter Occupied
36.13%
*Universe: Occupied Housing Units
Vacant Housing Units
For Rent
15.37%
For Sale
9.01%
Other
75.62%
*Universe: Vacant housing units

Housing Unit Structure

Median Year Structure Built
1967
Types of Structures
Single Unit
63.08%
Multi Unit
35.97%
Mobile Home
0.95%
Boat, RV, Van, etc.
0.02%
*Universe: Housing Units
Mortgage Status
With Mortgage
66.75%
Without Mortgage
33.25%
*Universe: Owner Occupied Housing Units
Year Householder Moved Into Unit
*Universe: Population in Occupied Housing Units

House Value

Median Value
$335,600
Median Gross Rent
$1,334
Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units
*Universe: Owner-occupied Housing Units

Geographical Mobility

Moved Since Previous Year
10.24%
Residence 1 Year Ago
*Universe: Population 1 Year and Over

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