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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 school7,765100.0
Nursery school, preschool6288.1
Kindergarten3534.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)3,31242.7
High school (grades 9-12)1,82023.4
College or graduate school1,65221.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over22,452100.0
Less than 9th grade7423.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma1,5256.8
High school graduate (includes equivalency)5,31223.7
Some college, no degree3,56715.9
Associate degree1,2445.5
Bachelor's degree6,11927.3
Graduate or professional degree3,94317.6
Percent high school graduate or higher89.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher44.8(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over25,676100.0
Never married5,63121.9
Now married, except separated15,93162.0
Separated2681.0
Widowed2,3219.0
Female
1,8757.3
Divorced1,5255.9
Female
9093.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years411100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren133.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over24,430100.0
Civilian veterans2,60010.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years6,436100.0
With a disability3795.9
Population 21 to 64 years17,575100.0
With a disability2,49514.2
Percent employed
73.1(X)
No disability15,08085.8
Percent employed
81.4(X)
Population 65 years and over5,783100.0
With a disability2,03135.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over29,933100.0
Same house in 199520,80469.5
Different house in the U.S. in 19957,87426.3
Same county
4,20514.0
Different county
3,66912.3
Same state
1,6265.4
Different state
2,0436.8
Elsewhere in 19951,2554.2
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population31,637100.0
Native23,16173.2
Born in United States
22,86072.3
State of residence
14,24845.0
Different state
8,61227.2
Born outside United States
3011.0
Foreign born8,47626.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
3,27610.4
Naturalized citizen
5,44017.2
Not a citizen
3,0369.6
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)8,476100.0
Europe4,86857.4
Asia2,61530.9
Africa750.9
Oceania270.3
Latin America7839.2
Northern America1081.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over29,933100.0
English only20,25667.7
Language other than English9,67732.3
Speak English less than 'very well
3,35011.2
Spanish
1,3694.6
Speak English less than "very well"
4601.5
Other Indo-European languages
5,71219.1
Speak English less than "very well"
2,3357.8
Asian and Pacific Island languages
9733.3
Speak English less than "very well"
2770.9
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population31,637100.0

Total ancestries reported

36,494115.4
Arab2720.9
Czech11650.5
Danish130.0
Dutch7632.4
English1,2694.0
French (except Basque)14751.5
French Canadian1780.2
German3,15810.0
Greek3801.2
Hungarian6812.2
Irish13,16510.0
Italian6,22819.7
Lithuanian2770.9
Norwegian970.3
Polish3,1259.9
Portuguese1130.4
Russian3,69911.7
Scotch-Irish1720.5
Scottish2880.9
Slovak520.2
Subsaharan African310.1
Swedish2260.7
Swiss1090.3
Ukrainian8982.8
United States or American1,6475.2
Welsh230.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)550.2
Other ancestries9,03528.6
(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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