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New Jersey Population

New Jersey (U.S. state abbreviation is 'NJ') is the northeastern US state, bordering Pennsylvania and Maryland to the west, Connecticut to the north, Delaware to the south, Atlantic ocean to the east. New Jersey state was named after the Isle of Jersey, an island in the English Channel and it falls in Eastern Time Zone. New Jersey population in 2020 is estimated to be 8.95 million, It is 11th populated state and 47th by area rank in United States. Its Area is 8,722 sq miles (22,591 sq km) and has highest density rank, 1210 people per sq mile. New Jerysey state capital is Trenton, world largest statue of tooth(15 feet), a gaint structure is located here in Trenton and the top 5 cities are Newark, Jersy City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Edison.
New Jersey Population at Augusta
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Population of New Jersey is projected 8.9 million in 2019 with the change of 0.24 compared to 0.22 in 2018.
YearPopulation% Change
2020*8,954,8440.28 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

New Jersey Population by Race & Groups

61.3% are White American, followed by 17.8% with Hispanic/Latino, 12.2% are Black Americans, 8.5% are Asians. American Indian and Alaska Native are 18,006 1,165 are Cherokee tribal, 83 are Chippewa tribal, 226 are Navajo tribal and 112 are Sioux tribals. Asian population is 844,105 in NJ state, out of these 369,590 are Asian Indians, 158,076 are Chinese, 115,958 are Filipinos, 13,245 are Japanese, 96,644 are Korean and 22,594 are Vietnamese nationals. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander are 3,013 people, out of these 799 are Native Hawaiian, 747 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 373 are Samoan. Hispanic/Latino are 1,764,520, out of these 239,179 are Mexicans, 479,873 are Puerto Ricans, 91,638 are Cubans.

Total Population8,960,161Percent
Black or African American1,207,35613.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native18,0060.201%
Cherokee tribal grouping1,1650.013%
Chippewa tribal grouping830.001%
Navajo tribal grouping2260.003%
Sioux tribal grouping1120.001%
Asian Population844,1059.42%
Asian Indian369,5904.12%
Other Asian Population67,998
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,0130.03%
Native Hawaiian7990.009%
Guamanian or Chamorro7470.008%
Other Pacific Islander1,094
Some other race573,146
Hispanic or Latino1,764,52019.69%
Puerto Rican479,8735.36%
Other Hispanic or Latino953,830

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of New Jersey


Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in NJ

English is the official and most spoken language in New Jersey state, out of these 69% speak English natively at home, followed by 16.1% speak Spanish Language, 8.3% speak european langugage and 4.8% speak Asian languages.

Speakers in New Jersey include 408,855 Asian languages, out of these 74,912 speak Hindi, 81,103 are Gujarati, 29,874 are Urdu, 16,583 are Punjabi, 24,926 are Bengali, 22,202 are Nepali/Marathi, 31,104 are Telugu, 24,295 are Tamil, 17,269 are Malayalam/Kannada.
Regarding East and Mid Asia spoken languages are, 121,495 speak Chinese(Mandarin/Cantonese), 10,036 are Japanese, 78,324 are Korean, 41,134 are Hmong, 19,015 are Vietnamese, 995 are Khmer, 2,930 are Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai, 79,417 are Tagalog.

67,451 speak Arabic, from the middleeast, 15,291 are Hebrew speakers. On the African side, 4,196 speak Amharic/Somali, 31,633 are Yoruba, Twi, Igbo and 6,456 speak Swahili.

35,097 speak French, 67,373 are Italian, 76,347 are Portugese, 21,016 are German, 9,975 speak Yiddish/Pennsylvania Dutch/West Germanic languages, 21,948 are Greek, 47,543 are Russians, 59,136 are Polish, 8,811 are Serbo-Croatian, 22,095 are Ukrainian and 4,983 are Armenian speakers.
Speak only English5,821,45969.03
Spanish Language1,360,98116.14
European Language701,0708.31
Asian Languages408,8554.85
Other Languages141,0801.67
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Education statistics in New Jersey as per table below:

Population 18 to 24 years796641409761386880
Less than high school graduate923205374738573
High school graduate (includes equivalency)22490512616398742
Some college or associates degree357976176606181370
Bachelors degree or higher1214405324568195
Population 25 years and over616369929416773222022
Less than 9th grade315598150750164848
9th to 12th grade, no diploma351184176841174343
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1722597827376895221
Some college, no degree1026060494291531769
Associates degree400424165893234531
Bachelors degree1439971680088759883
Graduate or professional degree907865446438461427
High school graduate or higher344470416439501800754
Bachelors degree or higher1547585758316789269
Black or African786616355461431155
High school graduate or higher687788308250379538
Bachelors degree or higher18124572932108313
American Indian or Alaska Native alone1170459755729
High school graduate or higher862642304396
Bachelors degree or higher235812011157
High school graduate or higher545019265787279232
Bachelors degree or higher405302201929203373
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander18768271049
High school graduate or higher1485662823
Bachelors degree or higher629257372
Hispanic or Latino Origin1062068525494536574
High school graduate or higher774024374431399593
Bachelors degree or higher19023182317107914
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


As on 2017, the New Jersey State table of the physically or mentally disabled people.

Total civilian non-institutionalized population925580
Black or African American144591
American Indian and Alaska Native alone2739
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander243
Some other race49000
With a hearing difficulty232396
With a vision difficulty171506
With a cognitive difficulty325414
With an ambulatory difficulty496699
With a self-care difficulty197173
With an independent living difficulty349736

Counties of New Jersey

New Jersey state is divided into 21 counties. Bergen is the most populous County with 936,692, followed by Middlesex County with 829,685, Essex county with 799,767.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Atlantic County266,328265,429-0.31515
Bergen County933,569936,6920.311
Burlington County445,196445,38401111
Camden County506,343507,0780.188
Cape May County93,18492,560-0.72020
Cumberland County151,748150,972-0.51616
Essex County795,908799,7670.533
Gloucester County290,850291,4080.21414
Hudson County672,922676,0610.544
Hunterdon County124,628124,7140.11818
Mercer County368,602369,8110.31212
Middlesex County827,684829,6850.222
Monmouth County622,327621,354-0.255
Morris County494,225494,22801010
Ocean County595,470601,651166
Passaic County503,694503,310-0.199
Salem County62,83862,607-0.42121
Somerset County330,700331,1640.11313
Sussex County141,185140,799-0.31717
Union County555,273558,0670.577
Warren County105,869105,779-0.11919


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