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Social Statistics

New Jersey

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school2,217,832100.0
Nursery school, preschool181,4238.2
Kindergarten121,9505.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)978,20344.1
High school (grades 9-12)465,95421.0
College or graduate school470,30221.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over5,657,799100.0
Less than 9th grade373,4296.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma641,04811.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,661,49329.4
Some college, no degree998,87217.7
Associate degree298,0965.3
Bachelor's degree1,063,66518.8
Graduate or professional degree621,19611.0
Percent high school graduate or higher82.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher29.8(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over6,655,333100.0
Never married1,868,36828.1
Now married, except separated3,636,04554.6
Separated159,2932.4
Widowed490,7797.4
Female
400,1136.0
Divorced500,8487.5
Female
302,5814.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years185,771100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren58,78931.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over6,321,650100.0
Civilian veterans672,21710.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years1,806,868100.0
With a disability134,0267.4
Population 21 to 64 years4,864,368100.0
With a disability844,72617.4
Percent employed
59.4(X)
No disability4,019,64282.6
Percent employed
77.0(X)
Population 65 years and over1,063,982100.0
With a disability411,05938.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over7,856,268100.0
Same house in 19954,697,48459.8
Different house in the U.S. in 19952,847,01936.2
Same county
1,628,37820.7
Different county
1,218,64115.5
Same state
684,0638.7
Different state
534,5786.8
Elsewhere in 1995311,7654.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population8,414,350100.0
Native6,938,02382.5
Born in United States
6,738,11480.1
State of residence
4,490,52453.4
Different state
2,247,59026.7
Born outside United States
199,9092.4
Foreign born1,476,32717.5
Entered 1990 to March 2000
614,4167.3
Naturalized citizen
682,3048.1
Not a citizen
794,0239.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)1,476,327100.0
Europe352,91423.9
Asia410,12327.8
Africa59,9174.1
Oceania2,3540.2
Latin America634,08443.0
Northern America16,9351.1
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over7,856,268100.0
English only5,854,57874.5
Language other than English2,001,69025.5
Speak English less than 'very well
873,08811.1
Spanish
967,74112.3
Speak English less than "very well"
483,0696.1
Other Indo-European languages
659,2488.4
Speak English less than "very well"
241,6273.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
275,8323.5
Speak English less than "very well"
119,5811.5
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population8,414,350100.0

Total ancestries reported

9,586,504113.9
Arab72,4680.9
Czech145,4320.5
Danish22,5340.3
Dutch119,3151.4
English521,9026.2
French (except Basque)1125,4931.5
French Canadian130,1260.4
German1,063,38412.6
Greek61,5220.7
Hungarian115,6151.4
Irish11,336,72315.9
Italian1,503,63717.9
Lithuanian37,7260.4
Norwegian48,4030.6
Polish576,4736.9
Portuguese72,1960.9
Russian189,5242.3
Scotch-Irish77,1110.9
Scottish106,6071.3
Slovak46,2640.5
Subsaharan African70,0050.8
Swedish58,5640.7
Swiss19,9830.2
Ukrainian73,8090.9
United States or American263,8073.1
Welsh40,0100.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)116,4751.4
Other ancestries2,771,39632.9
(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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