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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 school8,321100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,15313.9
Kindergarten6117.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8)3,71144.6
High school (grades 9-12)1,61019.3
College or graduate school1,23614.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over20,052100.0
Less than 9th grade3591.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma5722.9
High school graduate (includes equivalency)3,03015.1
Some college, no degree2,60013.0
Associate degree9504.7
Bachelor's degree6,56032.7
Graduate or professional degree5,98129.8
Percent high school graduate or higher95.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher62.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over22,411100.0
Never married4,60420.5
Now married, except separated15,12367.5
Separated1550.7
Widowed1,4516.5
Female
1,2085.4
Divorced1,0784.8
Female
7083.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years252100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren6023.8
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over21,195100.0
Civilian veterans2,26410.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years6,497100.0
With a disability4006.2
Population 21 to 64 years16,738100.0
With a disability1,5269.1
Percent employed
83.9(X)
No disability15,21290.9
Percent employed
79.9(X)
Population 65 years and over3,830100.0
With a disability1,10528.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over27,251100.0
Same house in 199518,17766.7
Different house in the U.S. in 19958,53031.3
Same county
3,91714.4
Different county
4,61316.9
Same state
2,2158.1
Different state
2,3988.8
Elsewhere in 19955442.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population29,644100.0
Native26,94090.9
Born in United States
26,74690.2
State of residence
15,96253.8
Different state
10,78436.4
Born outside United States
1940.7
Foreign born2,7049.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
8783.0
Naturalized citizen
1,5015.1
Not a citizen
1,2034.1
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)2,704100.0
Europe1,26646.8
Asia89032.9
Africa792.9
Oceania210.8
Latin America39914.8
Northern America491.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over27,251100.0
English only24,22188.9
Language other than English3,03011.1
Speak English less than 'very well
9243.4
Spanish
7112.6
Speak English less than "very well"
2050.8
Other Indo-European languages
1,6596.1
Speak English less than "very well"
4691.7
Asian and Pacific Island languages
5332.0
Speak English less than "very well"
2380.9
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population29,644100.0

Total ancestries reported

37,477126.4
Arab1160.4
Czech13031.0
Danish660.2
Dutch3591.2
English3,33411.2
French (except Basque)15691.9
French Canadian11380.5
German5,06317.1
Greek3081.0
Hungarian5591.9
Irish16,79622.9
Italian5,96320.1
Lithuanian2770.9
Norwegian3311.1
Polish2,5098.5
Portuguese500.2
Russian1,4224.8
Scotch-Irish3961.3
Scottish7172.4
Slovak2000.7
Subsaharan African360.1
Swedish2230.8
Swiss830.3
Ukrainian2810.9
United States or American1,0653.6
Welsh2260.8
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1360.5
Other ancestries5,95120.1
(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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