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

New Jersey Heat Map by County Population

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New Jersey Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
4,574,260
51.1%
50.8
Male
4,370,210
48.9%
49.2
Total Population
8,944,470
 
 

New Jersey Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
520,170
5.8% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
550,741
6.2% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
559,949
6.3% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
571,917
6.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
570,520
6.4% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
1,157,060
12.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
1,151,390
12.9% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
1,294,510
14.5% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
643,214
7.2% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
552,847
6.2% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
781,146
8.7% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
392,236
4.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
198,773
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
6,960,030
77.8%
77.2
Female
3,604,650
51.8%
51.3%
Male
3,355,380
48.2%
48.7%
21 Years and over
6,628,930
74.1%
73.1
62 Years and over
1,685,400
18.8%
18.8
65 Years and over
1,372,160
15.3%
15.2
Female
785,150
57.2%
55.8%
Male
587,005
42.8%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
40
0.0%
0.0

New Jersey Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
8,707,140
97.3% 
96.8
White
6,090,910
68.1% 
72.6
Black or African American
1,194,580
13.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
20,185
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
854,181
9.5% 
5.4
Asian Indian
375,563
4.2% 
1.2
Chinese
166,587
1.9% 
1.3
Filipino
120,171
1.3% 
0.9
Japanese
14,625
0.2% 
0.2
Korean
91,324
1.0% 
0.4
Vietnamese
19,153
0.2% 
0.6
Other Asian
66,758
0.7% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3,754
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
1,874
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
422
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
717
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
741
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
543,530
6.1% 
5.1
Two or More Races
237,326
2.7% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,786,670
20.0% 
17.8
Mexican
245,145
2.7% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
470,143
5.3% 
1.7
Cuban
85,935
1.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
985,446
11.0% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
7,157,800
80.0% 
82.2

New Jersey Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
317,182
5.1% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
343,494
5.6% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,706,070
27.6% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
1,024,290
16.6% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
400,332
6.5% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
1,460,520
23.7% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
919,284
14.9% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
660,676
10.7%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
5,510,496
89.3%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2,379,804
38.6%
31.2

New Jersey Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
2,552,940
34.9%
33.7
Now Married
3,554,900
48.6%
47.5
Divorced
629,032
8.6%
11.0
Separated
142,957
2.0%
2.0
Widowed
433,784
5.9%
5.8

New Jersey Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
5,751,880
68.3%
78.4%
Languages other than english
2,672,420
31.7%
21.6%
Spanish
1,394,130
16.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
712,516
8.5%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
419,110
5.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
146,665
1.7%
1.1%

New Jersey Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
170,029
5.3%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
118,862
3.7%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
245,224
7.7%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
234,643
7.3%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
322,842
10.1%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
484,822
15.2%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
390,127
12.2%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
548,908
17.2%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
295,764
9.3%
5.8
$200,000 or more
383,298
12.0%
6.4
Median household income
76,126
 
57,617
Per capita income
38,911
 
31,128

New Jersey Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
15,712
0.4%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
364,751
8.3%
9.8
Construction
253,497
5.7%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
1,033,800
23.4%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
381,159
8.6%
6.6
Information
123,087
2.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
366,464
8.3%
10.1
Other services except public administration
184,298
4.2%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
599,121
13.6%
11.4
Public administration
181,877
4.1%
4.6
Retail trade
486,046
11.0%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
272,637
6.2%
5.2
Wholesale trade
147,945
3.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
313,977
7.1%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,855,290
42.1%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
473,768
10.7%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
1,043,640
23.7%
23.3
Service occupations
723,723
16.4%
18.1

New Jersey Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
4,328,130
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
3,063,950
70.8%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
364,623
8.4%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
509,502
11.8%
5.1
Walked
123,553
2.9%
2.7
Other means
75,903
1.8%
1.8
Worked at home
190,604
4.4%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
31.7
 
26.6

New Jersey Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
369,547
11.6%
8.7
1 vehicles
1,087,320
34.0%
33.2
2 vehicles
1,151,490
36.0%
37.1
3 or more
586,161
18.3%
21.0

New Jersey Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
3,194,520
88.6%
87.6
Owner Occupied
2,019,930
63.2%
63.1
Renter Occupied
1,174,590
36.8%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
410,169
11.4%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.8
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.5

New Jersey Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
3,604,690
1 room
88,493
2.5%
2.4
2 rooms
80,584
2.2%
2.7
3 rooms
366,816
10.2%
9.1
4 rooms
555,962
15.4%
16.5
5 rooms
610,323
16.9%
19.8
6 rooms
574,384
15.9%
17.8
7 rooms
449,536
12.5%
12.0
8 rooms
369,750
10.3%
8.6
9 rooms or more
508,840
14.1%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

New Jersey Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
3,604,690
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,919,230
53.2%
61.5
1-unit, attached
349,756
9.7%
5.9
2-units
336,411
9.3%
3.6
3 or 4 units
231,835
6.4%
4.4
5 to 9 units
171,187
4.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
175,694
4.9%
4.4
20 or more units
386,638
10.7%
9.0
Mobile home
32,969
0.9%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
968
0.0%
0.1

New Jersey Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
661,286
18.3%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
268,580
7.5%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
538,598
14.9%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
492,671
13.7%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
450,456
12.5%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
419,759
11.6%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
345,665
9.6%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

New Jersey Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
2,389,530
74.8%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
59,916
1.9%
4.7
Electricity
423,650
13.3%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
271,179
8.5%
4.8
Coal or coke
1,652
0.1%
0.1
Wood
13,466
0.4%
1.9
Solar energy
3,212
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
14,924
0.5%
0.5
No fuel used
16,990
0.5%
1.1

New Jersey Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
1,364,200
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
1,348
0.1%
10.7%
$500 to $999
41,002
3.0%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
170,587
12.5%
28.3%
$2,500 to $2,999
216,136
15.8%
1.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
277,147
20.3%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
280,134
20.5%
4.4%
$3,000 or more
377,843
27.7%
1.8%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
466,003
34.3%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
228,996
16.9%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
167,478
12.3%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
115,522
8.5%
7.0%
35.0% or more
380,435
28.0%
21.3%
Not Computed
5,763
0.0%
0.0%

New Jersey Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
1,135,510 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
458,507
40.4%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
211,750
18.6%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
79,401
7.0%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
33,440
2.9%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
27,094
2.4%
1.8%
$500 to $999
232,730
20.5%
41.0%
Less than $500
92,591
8.2%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
39,079
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,244
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
129,659
11.7%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
135,363
12.2%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
139,638
12.6%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
131,105
11.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
99,605
9.0%
9.0%
35.0% or more
477,139
42.9%
40.7%
Not Computed
62,083
0.0%
0.0%

New Jersey Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
2,019,930
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
42,613
2.1%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
61,201
3.0%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
114,482
5.7%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
204,917
10.1%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
467,452
23.1%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
674,125
33.4%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
383,554
19.0%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
71,583
3.5%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
328,200
 
205,000
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