New Jersey Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of New Jersey?

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There are 8,885,418 residents in New Jersey, with a median age of 42. Of this, 48.86% are males and 51.14% are females. US-born citizens make up 74.86% of the resident pool in New Jersey, while non-US-born citizens account for 15.48%. Additionally, 9.67% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 7,887,082 people in New Jersey currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 8,885,418 0.1%
Male Population 4,341,123 0.1%
Female Population 4,544,295 0.0%
Male population 48.86%
Female population 51.14%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 42 0.0%
Citizen US Born 6,651,204 -0.3%
Citizen not US Born 1,375,107 2.8%
Not Citizen 859,107 -0.9%
Citizen US Born 74.86%
Citizen not US Born 15.48%
Not Citizen 9.67%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 62,465 -5.1%
Moved from Same County 464,438 -1.4%
Moved from Same State 228,957 6.0%
Moved from Different State 150,357 2.8%
Same House as Last Year 7,887,082 0.0%
Moved from Abroad 0.71%
Moved from Same County 5.28%
Moved from Same State 2.6%
Moved from Different State 1.71%
Same House as Last Year 89.69%

What are the employment statistics in New Jersey?

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White-collar workers make up 81.54% of the working population in New Jersey, while blue-collar employees account for 18.46%. There are also 383,198 entrepreneurs in New Jersey (8.66% of the workforce); 3,125,834 workers employed in private companies (70.61%); and 604,725 people working in governmental institutions (13.66%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 3,609,382 0.3%
Blue Collar 817,237 -0.7%
White Collar 81.54%
Blue Collar 18.46%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 383,198 0.5%
Private Companies 3,125,834 -0.7%
Governmental Workers 604,725 2.2%
Not for Profit Companies 312,862 3.2%
Self Employees 8.66%
Private Companies 70.61%
Governmental Workers 13.66%
Not for Profit Companies 7.07%

How many households are there in New Jersey?

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There are a total of 3,272,054 households in New Jersey, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 68.68% of these New Jersey households, while non-family units account for the remaining 31.32%. Additionally, 32.26% of households have children and 67.74% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 3,272,054 1.2%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.8%
Family Households 2,247,306 0.9%
Non-family Households 1,024,748 2.1%
Family Households 68.68%
Non-family Households 31.32%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 1,055,717 0.3%
Households without Children 2,216,337 1.7%
Households with Children 32.26%
Households without Children 67.74%

What are the median and average incomes in New Jersey?

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The average annual household income in New Jersey is $126,695, while the median household income sits at $93,708 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $105,455, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $112,746. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $44,842 and $62,908, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $126,695 2.9%
Median Household Income $93,708 3.6%
People below Poverty Level 829,153 -2.9%
People above Poverty Level 7,794,622 0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in New Jersey?

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There are 3,628,732 housing units in New Jersey, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1966. Of the 3,272,054 occupied housing units in New Jersey, 64.01% are owner-occupied, while 35.99% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 66.02% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $347,900. In general, housing costs reach $1,690 per month in New Jersey.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 3,628,732 0.3%
Median Year Built 1966 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 656,379 -0.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 257,069 -1.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 534,759 0.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 481,728 -0.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 454,347 -0.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 428,349 0.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 351,091 1.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 319,150 -2.4%
Built in 2010 or Later 145,860 22.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 3,272,054 1.2%
Owner Occupied 2,094,427 1.5%
Renter Occupied 1,177,627 0.9%
Owner Occupied 64.01%
Renter Occupied 35.99%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,382,654 0.3%
Without Mortgage 711,773 3.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $347,900 2.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $333,900 3.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,690 0.4%
With Mortgage 66.02%
Without Mortgage 33.98%

What is the level of education in New Jersey?

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Approximately 31.92% of the population in New Jersey holds a high school degree (that's 2,252,212 residents), while 19.93% have attained a college certificate (1,405,825 locals) and 23.42% have a bachelor's degree (1,652,516 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 297,185 -3.8%
Some High School 2,252,212 -1.7%
Some College 1,405,825 -0.2%
Associate Degree 451,608 1.4%
Bachelor's Degree 1,652,516 2.8%
Graduate Degree 996,032 3.5%
No High School 4.21%
Some High School 31.92%
Some College 19.93%
Associate Degree 6.4%
Bachelor's Degree 23.42%
Graduate Degree 14.12%

What is the marital status of New Jersey residents?

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A total of 2,468,914 people in New Jersey have never been married (which represents 33.33% of the total population), while 3,753,553 of them are wedded (50.68%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 131,686 (1.78%) and 627,215 (8.47%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 2,468,914 -0.3%
Married 3,753,553 0.6%
Separated 131,686 -0.4%
Widowed 425,431 -2.1%
Divorced 627,215 1.4%
Never Married 33.33%
Married 50.68%
Separated 1.78%
Widowed 5.74%
Divorced 8.47%

What are the most common means of transportation in New Jersey?

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The top three means of transportation people in New Jersey use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 3,352,806 residents commute by car, 239,326 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 113,944 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 3,352,806 -2.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 239,326 -9.9%
Railroad 11,104 32.8%
Ferryboat 10,356 -10.1%
Bicycle 12,004 2.3%
Motorcycle 1,802 -13.6%
TaxiCab 18,203 14.0%
Walk 113,944 -7.3%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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