New Jersey

Population 8,864,590

Homefacts State Report

New Jersey is home to more than 8 million residents, making it the 11th most populous of the 50 United States. New Jersey ranks 48th in total area (8,723.00 square miles) and 48th in population density (1,016.23 people per square mile). The median age of its residents is 40 years, with 77.7% of the population 18 year and over.

According to Homefacts' records there are currently 4,650 criminal and sex offenders in New Jersey (approximately 5.25 offenders per 10,000 people), which is 65.97% lower than the national average. The unemployment rate in New Jersey is 4.8% .

Schools view a full school report for New Jersey

2,601 Public Schools

Crime view a full crime report for New Jersey

Search for crime activity and registered Sex Offenders in New Jersey by county or city by selecting one of the links. View a full report by visiting the New Jersey crime and registered Sex Offenders report pages.

4,650 Registered Sex Offenders found in New Jersey

A search for our database shows there are 4,650 registered Sex Offenders in New Jersey. New Jersey has a ratio of 5.25 offenders per 10,000 residents.

Our database indicates that there are 26 incarcerated Sex Offenders in New Jersey. As well as 94 offenders whose location is unknown in New Jersey due to the offenders being transient or their address being unmappable.

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New Jersey Registered Sex Offender Distribution

Registered Offenders per 10,000 population
  • > 30 per 10,000
  • 25 - 30 per 10,000
  • 20 -25 per 10,000
  • 10 - 20 per 10,000
  • < 10 per 10,000

Crime Index in New Jersey

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.

Real Estate search New Jersey real estate

Search for real estate in New Jersey by selecting one of the top for sale or rental markets links listed. For nearby or other top New Jersey real estate, home values, see our additional real estate links.

Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$234,968 compared to December 2016
Median Sales Price
$219,000 compared to December 2016

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

27,072 Building Permits

New Jersey building permits average per year since 2001 is 25,159. In 2005, there was a high number of building permits with 38,633 and a low number of building permits in 2009 of 12,396. 62.29% of the building permits are for All Multifamily housing units in 2012.

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Environmental Hazards

108,923 Environmental Hazards

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Unemployment view full New Jersey unemployment report

Since 2005 the unemployment rate in New Jersey has ranged from 3.3% in April 2000 to 10.3% in January 2010. The current unemployment rate for New Jersey is 4.8% for January 2018. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

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State Representatives

  • Gov. Christopher Christie
  • Sen. Cory A. Booker
  • Sen. Robert Menendez
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