New Jersey PopulationNew 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 2023 is estimated to be 9.25 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.
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of New Jersey
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of New Jersey
July 1, 2020
New Jersey Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of New Jersey by race are:
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 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 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 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.
|Black or African American||1,207,356||13.47%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||18,006||0.201%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||1,165||0.013%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||83||0.001%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||226||0.003%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||112||0.001%|
|Other Asian Population||67,998|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||3,013||0.03%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||747||0.008%|
|Other Pacific Islander||1,094|
|Some other race||573,146|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,764,520||19.69%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||953,830|
Top Cities of New Jersey
|15||West New York town||52,990|
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
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 English||5,821,459||69.03|
New Jersey Education
Education statistics in New Jersey as per table below:
|Population 18 to 24 years||796,641||409,761||386,880|
|Less than high school graduate||92,320||53,747||38,573|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||224,905||126,163||98,742|
|Some college or associates degree||357,976||176,606||181,370|
|Bachelors degree or higher||121,440||53,245||68,195|
|Population 25 years and over||6,163,699||2,941,677||3,222,022|
|Less than 9th grade||315,598||150,750||164,848|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||351,184||176,841||174,343|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||1,722,597||827,376||895,221|
|Some college, no degree||1,026,060||494,291||531,769|
|Graduate or professional degree||907,865||446,438||461,427|
|High school graduate or higher||3,444,704||1,643,950||1,800,754|
|Bachelors degree or higher||1,547,585||758,316||789,269|
|Black or African||786,616||355,461||431,155|
|High school graduate or higher||687,788||308,250||379,538|
|Bachelors degree or higher||181,245||72,932||108,313|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||11,704||5,975||5,729|
|High school graduate or higher||8,626||4,230||4,396|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,358||1,201||1,157|
|High school graduate or higher||545,019||265,787||279,232|
|Bachelors degree or higher||405,302||201,929||203,373|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1,876||827||1,049|
|High school graduate or higher||1,485||662||823|
|Bachelors degree or higher||629||257||372|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||1,062,068||525,494||536,574|
|High school graduate or higher||774,024||374,431||399,593|
|Bachelors degree or higher||190,231||82,317||107,914|
As on 2017, the New Jersey State table of the physically or mentally disabled people.
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||925,580|
|Black or African American||144,591|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||2,739|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||243|
|Some other race||49,000|
|With a hearing difficulty||232,396|
|With a vision difficulty||171,506|
|With a cognitive difficulty||325,414|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||496,699|
|With a self-care difficulty||197,173|
|With an independent living difficulty||349,736|
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.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Cape May County||93,184||92,560||-0.7||20||20|
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