New Jersey Overview

Population Demographics

  • The state's residents are 52.9% married and 47.1% single.
  • 87.3% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 32.2% have college degrees.
  • The top three races (in population) are: White [68.6%], Hispanic [17.7%] and Black or African American [13.7%].
  • 20.3% of the state's population was not born in the United States. The other 79.7% was born in the United States.
  • Of the state's population 48.7% are men and 51.3% are women.
  • New Jersey has a population of 8,791,894 and is the 11th most populous state.

» More about the New Jersey Population including race, age and gender data.


  • The poverty rate for New Jersey is 8.1%.
  • The break down for commute times in New Jersey is: 50.6% under 25 mins, 26.4% 25-45 mins, and 23.1% above 45 minutes.
  • In New Jersey, the median worker income is $38,235. This is higher than the national average of $29,701.
  • New Jersey workers work 39/hrs per week on average.
  • The New Jersey unemployment rate was 7.8%, as of the last census. This is lower than the national average of 7.9%.

» More about the New Jersey economy including unemployment and income trends.


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Largest Cities in America

New York, NY

Population: 8,175,133

Avg. Income: $33,260

Los Angeles, CA

Population: 3,792,621

Avg. Income: $25,922

Chicago, IL

Population: 2,695,598

Avg. Income: $29,913

Houston, TX

Population: 2,099,451

Avg. Income: $25,358

Philadelphia, PA

Population: 1,526,006

Avg. Income: $27,856