New Jersey
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:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

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

Total Population
8,882,190

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.9%
5 To 17:
16.3%
18 To 24:
8.8%
25 To 34:
12.8%
35 To 54:
27.4%
55 To 64:
13.4%
65 Years And Over:
15.5%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
89.5%
89.5%
College Graduated
38.9%
38.9%
Attending College
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

New Jersey
$40,895
$40,895
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

New Jersey
$79,363
$79,363
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
10.4%

Employment Industries in NJ

Healthcare
13.8%
13.8%
Retail
11.0%
11.0%
Education
10.0%
10.0%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
9.0%
9.0%
Manufacturing
8.2%
8.2%
Finance
6.5%
6.5%
Accommodation
6.0%
6.0%
Construction
5.8%
5.8%
Transportation
5.3%
5.3%
Other
4.4%
4.4%
Public Service
4.2%
4.2%
Administration
4.2%
4.2%
Wholesale
3.4%
3.4%
Information Technology
2.8%
2.8%
Arts
2.2%
2.2%
Real Estate
2.0%
2.0%
Utilities
0.8%
0.8%
Agriculture
0.3%
0.3%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
Mining
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
55.8%
55.8%
Black Or African American
12.7%
12.7%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
9.3%
9.3%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.1%
2.1%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
19.9%
19.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Italian
15.7%
15.7%
Irish
13.6%
13.6%
Unclassified
12.0%
12.0%
German
10.2%
10.2%
Polish
5.5%
5.5%
English
4.7%
4.7%
Russian
1.9%
1.9%
French
1.1%
1.1%
Hungarian
1.1%
1.1%
Dutch
1.0%
1.0%
Scottish
1.0%
1.0%
Portuguese
0.9%
0.9%
Ukrainian
0.7%
0.7%
Haitian
0.7%
0.7%
European
0.7%
0.7%
Greek
0.7%
0.7%
Jamaican
0.7%
0.7%
Swedish
0.6%
0.6%
Eastern European
0.5%
0.5%
African
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
69.0%
69.0%
Spanish
16.2%
16.2%
Indic languages
3.1%
3.1%
Chinese
1.4%
1.4%
French
1.0%
1.0%
Other Asian languages
1.0%
1.0%
Tagalog
0.9%
0.9%
Korean
0.9%
0.9%
Gujarathi
0.9%
0.9%
Hindi
0.8%
0.8%
Arabic
0.8%
0.8%
African languages
0.8%
0.8%
Portuguese
0.8%
0.8%
Polish
0.7%
0.7%
Slavic languages
0.5%
0.5%
French Creole
0.5%
0.5%
Italian
0.5%
0.5%
German
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
Urdu
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born NJ Residents
22.2%