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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataNew Jersey

Social Statistics

New Jersey

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school7,004100.0
Nursery school, preschool4887.0
Kindergarten4476.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)2,91041.5
High school (grades 9-12)1,42020.3
College or graduate school1,73924.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over17,831100.0
Less than 9th grade8764.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma1,5158.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)5,06628.4
Some college, no degree3,59420.2
Associate degree1,0235.7
Bachelor's degree3,99922.4
Graduate or professional degree1,7589.9
Percent high school graduate or higher86.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher32.3(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over20,792100.0
Never married5,49026.4
Now married, except separated11,92157.3
Separated4462.1
Widowed1,6417.9
Female
1,3716.6
Divorced1,2946.2
Female
7733.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years819100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren11614.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over19,759100.0
Civilian veterans1,9319.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years5,527100.0
With a disability4648.4
Population 21 to 64 years15,269100.0
With a disability2,56216.8
Percent employed
71.4(X)
No disability12,70783.2
Percent employed
79.9(X)
Population 65 years and over3,613100.0
With a disability1,22533.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over24,426100.0
Same house in 199515,78264.6
Different house in the U.S. in 19957,31429.9
Same county
4,33217.7
Different county
2,98212.2
Same state
7613.1
Different state
2,2219.1
Elsewhere in 19951,3305.4
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population26,247100.0
Native17,81067.9
Born in United States
17,35566.1
State of residence
9,93137.8
Different state
7,42428.3
Born outside United States
4551.7
Foreign born8,43732.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
3,25512.4
Naturalized citizen
4,65717.7
Not a citizen
3,78014.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)8,437100.0
Europe1,14313.5
Asia4,31251.1
Africa2042.4
Oceania00.0
Latin America2,73832.5
Northern America400.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over24,426100.0
English only14,78860.5
Language other than English9,63839.5
Speak English less than 'very well
3,60014.7
Spanish
3,71715.2
Speak English less than "very well"
1,5336.3
Other Indo-European languages
1,8457.6
Speak English less than "very well"
5952.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
3,82215.6
Speak English less than "very well"
1,4215.8
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population26,247100.0

Total ancestries reported

30,211115.1
Arab1540.6
Czech11570.6
Danish210.1
Dutch2871.1
English9513.6
French (except Basque)13281.2
French Canadian1370.1
German2,80710.7
Greek4091.6
Hungarian1370.5
Irish14,24216.2
Italian4,41916.8
Lithuanian350.1
Norwegian1190.5
Polish8093.1
Portuguese450.2
Russian3501.3
Scotch-Irish1990.8
Scottish2080.8
Slovak670.3
Subsaharan African3131.2
Swedish1730.7
Swiss1310.5
Ukrainian990.4
United States or American6992.7
Welsh480.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5902.2
Other ancestries12,37747.2
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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