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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 school6,677100.0
Nursery school, preschool5318.0
Kindergarten3395.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8)2,87543.1
High school (grades 9-12)1,46622.0
College or graduate school1,46622.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over18,264100.0
Less than 9th grade1,0625.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma1,4558.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)4,75826.1
Some college, no degree3,18017.4
Associate degree7464.1
Bachelor's degree4,45324.4
Graduate or professional degree2,61014.3
Percent high school graduate or higher86.2(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher38.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over20,830100.0
Never married4,63322.2
Now married, except separated13,05762.7
Separated1630.8
Widowed1,9689.4
Female
1,5827.6
Divorced1,0094.8
Female
5342.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years461100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren6213.4
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over19,735100.0
Civilian veterans2,40212.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years5,314100.0
With a disability2584.9
Population 21 to 64 years13,362100.0
With a disability1,36310.2
Percent employed
67.5(X)
No disability11,99989.8
Percent employed
79.1(X)
Population 65 years and over4,437100.0
With a disability1,58135.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over24,404100.0
Same house in 199516,60568.0
Different house in the U.S. in 19957,16329.4
Same county
4,97720.4
Different county
2,1869.0
Same state
9824.0
Different state
1,2044.9
Elsewhere in 19956362.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population25,737100.0
Native19,27574.9
Born in United States
19,02873.9
State of residence
11,92546.3
Different state
7,10327.6
Born outside United States
2471.0
Foreign born6,46225.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,8697.3
Naturalized citizen
4,05215.7
Not a citizen
2,4109.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)6,462100.0
Europe1,57424.4
Asia4,17064.5
Africa1131.7
Oceania00.0
Latin America5738.9
Northern America320.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over24,404100.0
English only16,43867.4
Language other than English7,96632.6
Speak English less than 'very well
3,13512.8
Spanish
9984.1
Speak English less than "very well"
4191.7
Other Indo-European languages
3,30313.5
Speak English less than "very well"
1,1114.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
3,08112.6
Speak English less than "very well"
1,4716.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population25,737100.0

Total ancestries reported

29,578114.9
Arab5422.1
Czech11260.5
Danish500.2
Dutch3191.2
English1,0143.9
French (except Basque)13201.2
French Canadian1860.3
German3,25412.6
Greek3071.2
Hungarian3581.4
Irish13,71014.4
Italian6,12223.8
Lithuanian620.2
Norwegian1700.7
Polish1,7426.8
Portuguese110.0
Russian1,0744.2
Scotch-Irish830.3
Scottish1530.6
Slovak770.3
Subsaharan African640.2
Swedish1570.6
Swiss810.3
Ukrainian1360.5
United States or American1,0724.2
Welsh730.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)340.1
Other ancestries8,38132.6
(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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