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Population
  2010 2019
Population 8,791,894 8,882,190
Rank 11 11
Median Age 39.0 40.1
   
Total 8 year-olds 112,715 108,436
Boys 57,473 55,453
Girls 55,242 52,983
Total 9 year-olds 115,349 107,412
Boys 59,174 54,832
Girls 56,175 52,580
Total 10 year-olds 116,933 106,735
Boys 59,877 54,444
Girls 57,056 52,291
Total 11 year-olds 116,316 110,132
Boys 59,659 56,065
Girls 56,657 54,067
Total 12 year-olds 116,735 111,271
Boys 59,509 56,543
Girls 57,226 54,728
Total 13 year-olds 118,010 111,366
Boys 60,258 56,817
Girls 57,752 54,549
Total 14 year-olds 119,341 112,205
Boys 61,013 57,243
Girls 58,328 54,962
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 72.3% 71.0%
Car Pool 8.4% 7.9%
Public Transportation 10.8% 11.6%
Work at Home 3.6% 4.9%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 93.6%

Geography
  2010
Capital Trenton
Largest City Newark
Second Largest City Jersey City
Persons Per Square Mile 1,195.5

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 4,665 4,760
Amusement Parks 26 29
Fast-Food Restaurants 6,486 7,212
Toy Stores 292 245
Video/Disc Rental Stores 199 14
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 11 13
Candy & Nut Stores 139 146
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 306 328
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 11 22

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: December 18, 1787
  • Population 1800: 211,149
  • Population 1850: 489,555
  • Population 1900: 1,883,669
  • Population 1950: 4,835,329
  • Population 2000: 8,414,350
  • Population 2010: 8,791,894

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Garden State
  • Flower : Common Meadow Violet
  • Tree : Red Oak
  • Bird : Eastern Goldfinch
  • Animal : Horse
  • Fruit : Blueberry
  • Insert : Honeybee
  • Tall Ship : Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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