New Jersey Demographic Data

New Jersey Demographic Summary

  • Population: 8,864,590
  • Area: 8,723.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 7,354.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1,369.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 1,016.23 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 108.27 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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New Jersey Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
4,583,120
51.2%
50.8
Male
4,374,890
48.8%
49.2
Total Population
8,958,010
 
 

New Jersey Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
529,254
5.9% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
548,166
6.1% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
566,775
6.3% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
576,730
6.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
570,704
6.4% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
1,151,980
12.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
1,168,900
13.0% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
1,323,530
14.8% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
646,146
7.2% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
532,884
5.9% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
754,320
8.4% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
389,135
4.3% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
199,496
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
6,959,150
77.7%
77.1
Female
3,606,750
51.8%
51.4%
Male
3,352,400
48.2%
48.6%
21 Years and over
6,623,130
73.9%
72.9
62 Years and over
1,647,390
18.4%
18.3
65 Years and over
1,342,950
15.0%
14.9
Female
769,934
57.3%
55.9%
Male
573,017
42.7%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
40

New Jersey Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
8,714,400
97.3% 
96.9
White
6,060,270
67.7% 
73.1
Black or African American
1,198,610
13.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
16,870
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
849,240
9.5% 
5.4
Asian Indian
367,104
4.1% 
1.2
Chinese
150,634
1.7% 
1.3
Filipino
118,803
1.3% 
0.9
Japanese
10,310
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
101,434
1.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
24,152
0.3% 
0.5
Other Asian
76,803
0.9% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3,556
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
816
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
1,432
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
101
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,207
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
585,855
6.5% 
4.8
Two or More Races
243,612
2.7% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,762,180
19.7% 
17.6
Mexican
240,409
2.7% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
487,972
5.4% 
1.7
Cuban
92,185
1.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
941,613
10.5% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
7,195,830
80.3% 
82.4

New Jersey Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
319,454
5.2% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
355,305
5.8% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,757,380
28.5% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
1,024,100
16.6% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
392,077
6.4% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
1,437,310
23.3% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
880,766
14.3% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
674,759
11.0%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
5,491,633
89.1%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2,318,076
37.6%
30.6

New Jersey Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
2,533,020
34.6%
33.5
Now Married
3,572,960
48.9%
47.5
Divorced
621,787
8.5%
11.0
Separated
134,844
1.8%
2.1
Widowed
451,205
6.2%
5.8

New Jersey Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
5,832,730
69.2%
78.5%
Languages other than english
2,596,030
30.8%
21.5%
Spanish
1,342,360
15.9%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
724,186
8.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
399,320
4.7%
3.5%
Other Languages
130,164
1.5%
1.0%

New Jersey Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
181,016
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
113,703
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
261,672
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
244,866
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
336,278
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
496,979
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
388,168
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
542,923
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
275,874
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
346,484
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
72,222
 
55,775
Per capita income
37,245
 
29,979

New Jersey Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
14,505
0.3%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
374,341
8.6%
9.8
Construction
257,973
5.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
1,033,530
23.6%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
371,069
8.5%
6.5
Information
121,905
2.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
349,687
8.0%
10.3
Other services except public administration
199,426
4.6%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
579,806
13.3%
11.3
Public administration
171,547
3.9%
4.6
Retail trade
494,289
11.3%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
254,649
5.8%
5.1
Wholesale trade
151,810
3.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
317,343
7.3%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,806,340
41.3%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
464,807
10.6%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
1,060,150
24.2%
23.6
Service occupations
725,892
16.6%
18.0

New Jersey Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
4,285,180
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
3,078,090
71.8%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
320,289
7.5%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
497,417
11.6%
5.2
Walked
140,033
3.3%
2.8
Other means
74,301
1.7%
1.8
Worked at home
175,053
4.1%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
31.0
 
26.0

New Jersey Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
372,896
11.7%
8.9
1 vehicles
1,107,810
34.7%
33.5
2 vehicles
1,147,260
36.0%
37.2
3 or more
560,003
17.6%
20.3

New Jersey Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
3,187,960
88.7%
87.7
Owner Occupied
2,009,030
63.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
1,178,930
37.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
405,759
11.3%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

New Jersey Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
3,593,720
1 room
84,701
2.4%
2.3
2 rooms
75,612
2.1%
2.5
3 rooms
366,783
10.2%
9.0
4 rooms
564,327
15.7%
16.6
5 rooms
604,119
16.8%
20.0
6 rooms
570,766
15.9%
17.9
7 rooms
450,763
12.5%
12.1
8 rooms
369,090
10.3%
8.5
9 rooms or more
507,561
14.1%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

New Jersey Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
3,593,720
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
1,905,670
53.0%
61.4
1-unit, attached
340,164
9.5%
5.8
2-units
344,885
9.6%
3.7
3 or 4 units
234,318
6.5%
4.5
5 to 9 units
170,689
4.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
187,556
5.2%
4.6
20 or more units
373,808
10.4%
8.8
Mobile home
35,904
1.0%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
730
0.0%
0.1

New Jersey Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
657,618
18.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
272,160
7.6%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
541,871
15.1%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
481,881
13.4%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
471,680
13.1%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
417,112
11.6%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
338,770
9.4%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

New Jersey Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
2,398,740
75.2%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
61,082
1.9%
4.7
Electricity
385,792
12.1%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
299,222
9.4%
5.1
Coal or coke
821
0.0%
0.1
Wood
14,398
0.5%
2.0
Solar energy
1,781
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
12,721
0.4%
0.5
No fuel used
13,402
0.4%
1.2

New Jersey Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
1,355,700
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
1,577
0.1%
11.0%
$500 to $999
38,267
2.8%
42.7%
$1,000 to 1,499
168,012
12.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
216,701
16.0%
1.7%
$1,500 to 1,999
275,393
20.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
278,786
20.6%
4.1%
$3,000 or more
376,959
27.8%
1.5%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
434,494
32.2%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
216,118
16.0%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
167,408
12.4%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
126,350
9.4%
7.3%
35.0% or more
405,090
30.0%
22.3%
Not Computed
6,235
NR
NR

New Jersey Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
1,134,300 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
463,084
40.8%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
196,968
17.4%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
74,324
6.6%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
28,799
2.5%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
24,014
2.1%
1.5%
$500 to $999
254,674
22.5%
42.7%
Less than $500
92,437
8.1%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
44,629
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,214
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
130,077
11.8%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
121,692
11.0%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
136,325
12.3%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
123,174
11.1%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
107,516
9.7%
9.2%
35.0% or more
487,268
44.1%
41.4%
Not Computed
72,877
NR
NR

New Jersey Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
2,009,030
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
39,805
2.0%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
67,578
3.4%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
124,668
6.2%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
204,812
10.2%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
473,570
23.6%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
664,828
33.1%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
363,853
18.1%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
69,920
3.5%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
322,600
 
194,500
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