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New Jersey Population 2024

New Jersey People
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 population in 2024 is estimated to be 9.28 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 Jersey state was named after the Isle of Jersey, an island in the English Channel and it falls in Eastern Time Zone. It was originally named the Province of Jersey when it was granted to James royal friends to Sir Carteret and Lord Berkeley. James is King Charles II brother. Later, James renamed the Island of Jersey as New Jersey in honor of Carteret, who had been the Governor of Jersey, a British island in the English Channel. New Jersey state capital is Trenton, world largest statue of tooth(15 feet), a giant structure is located here in Trenton and the top 5 cities are Newark, Jersy City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Edison.
New Jersey Population at Augusta
Image Source: Augusta, New Jersey

Population of New Jersey is projected 8.9 million in 2019 with the change of 0.24 compared to 0.22 in 2018. According to U.S. 2020 Census Results, NJ population in 2020 is 9,288,994. New Jersey population in 2023 is estimated to be 9.25 million, population in 2022 is estimated to be 9.22 million, and in 2021 is estimated to be 9.26 million.
YearPopulation% Change
20209,288,994census updated
July 1, 2020
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018, last census by July 1, 2020

New Jersey Population by Race

According to 2017 demographics estimates population of New Jersey by race are:

White Population

White population in New Jersey are 6,085,474, percentage wise 67.92 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).

Black Population

Black population in New Jersey are 1,207,356, percentage wise 13.47 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in New Jersey, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in New Jersey are 844,105, percentage wise 9.42 percent are asians, out of these 369,590 are Asian Indians, 158,076 are Chinese, 115,958 are Filipinos, 13,245 are Japanese, 96,644 are Korean, 22,594 are Vietnamese and 67,998 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in New Jersey are 1,764,520. Percentage wise 19.69 percent are hispanics, out of these 239,179 are Mexican people, 479,873 are Puerto Ricans, 91,638 are Cubans, and 953,830 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.

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, out of these 799 are Native Hawaiian, 747 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 373 are Samoan.

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

11East Orange64,457
13New Brunswick56,100
15West New York town52,990
16Perth Amboy51,928

Population Pyramid

Source: 2021 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

New Jersey Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of New Jersey by age is 8,960,161, out of these 4,372,321 are male, 4,587,840 are female. The New Jersey population by age are, under 15 years is 1,645,746, 15 years and over is 7,314,415, 30 years and over is 5,591,190, 65 years and over is 1,353,999 and 85 years and over is 198,735. 18.37 percent are under 15 years old, 81.63 percent are 15 years and over, 62.40 percent are 30 years and over, 15.11 percent are 65 years and over, 2.22 percent are 85 years and over. The sex ratio of New Jersey is 953, 48.80 percent are male, 51.20 percent are female.

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)

New Jersey Education

Education statistics in New Jersey as per table below:

Population 18 to 24 years796,641409,761386,880
Less than high school graduate92,32053,74738,573
High school graduate (includes equivalency)224,905126,16398,742
Some college or associates degree357,976176,606181,370
Bachelors degree or higher121,44053,24568,195
Population 25 years and over6,163,6992,941,6773,222,022
Less than 9th grade315,598150,750164,848
9th to 12th grade, no diploma351,184176,841174,343
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,722,597827,376895,221
Some college, no degree1,026,060494,291531,769
Associates degree400,424165,893234,531
Bachelors degree1,439,971680,088759,883
Graduate or professional degree907,865446,438461,427
High school graduate or higher3,444,7041,643,9501,800,754
Bachelors degree or higher1,547,585758,316789,269
Black or African786,616355,461431,155
High school graduate or higher687,788308,250379,538
Bachelors degree or higher181,24572,932108,313
American Indian or Alaska Native alone11,7045,9755,729
High school graduate or higher8,6264,2304,396
Bachelors degree or higher2,3581,2011,157
High school graduate or higher545,019265,787279,232
Bachelors degree or higher405,302201,929203,373
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,8768271,049
High school graduate or higher1,485662823
Bachelors degree or higher629257372
Hispanic or Latino Origin1,062,068525,494536,574
High school graduate or higher774,024374,431399,593
Bachelors degree or higher190,23182,317107,914
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 population925,580
Black or African American144,591
American Indian and Alaska Native alone2,739
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander243
Some other race49,000
With a hearing difficulty232,396
With a vision difficulty171,506
With a cognitive difficulty325,414
With an ambulatory difficulty496,699
With a self-care difficulty197,173
With an independent living difficulty349,736

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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