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Demographic Data






New Jersey POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

New Jersey Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of New Jersey is:
9,288,994

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.8%
5 - 17:
16.2%
18 - 24:
8.6%
25 - 34:
12.9%
35 - 54:
26.7%
55 - 64:
13.6%
Over 65 Years:
16.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
90.3%
90.3%
40.7%
40.7%
5.2%
5.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

New Jersey
USA
$44,153
$44,153
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

New Jersey
USA
$85,245
$85,245
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
9.7%

Employment Industries in NJ

Healthcare
Retail
Education
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Manufacturing
Finance
Construction
Accommodation
Transportation
Public Service
Other
Administration
Wholesale
Information Technology
Arts
Real Estate
Utilities
Agriculture
Management
Mining
13.9%
13.9%
10.7%
10.7%
10.2%
10.2%
9.4%
9.4%
8.1%
8.1%
6.6%
6.6%
5.9%
5.9%
5.7%
5.7%
5.6%
5.6%
4.4%
4.4%
4.2%
4.2%
4.1%
4.1%
3.3%
3.3%
2.6%
2.6%
2.1%
2.1%
1.9%
1.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Black Or African American
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
54.7%
54.7%
20.4%
20.4%
12.6%
12.6%
9.6%
9.6%
2.5%
2.5%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Italian
Unclassified
Irish
German
Polish
English
Russian
French
Hungarian
Scottish
Dutch
Portuguese
European
Haitian
Ukrainian
Jamaican
Greek
Eastern European
African
Swedish
15.0%
15.0%
14.7%
14.7%
13.3%
13.3%
9.8%
9.8%
5.3%
5.3%
4.8%
4.8%
1.7%
1.7%
1.1%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Indic languages
Chinese
French
Other Asian languages
Tagalog
Korean
Gujarathi
Arabic
Hindi
African languages
Portuguese
Polish
Slavic languages
French Creole
Italian
German
Russian
Urdu
68.4%
68.4%
16.4%
16.4%
3.1%
3.1%
1.4%
1.4%
1.1%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born NJ Residents
22.7%