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New Jersey
People QuickFacts New Jersey USA
Population, 2005 estimate 8,717,925 296,410,404
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 3.6% 5.3%
Population, 2000 8,414,350 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 6.7% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 24.8% 24.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 13.0% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2005 51.3% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2005 (a) 76.6% 80.2%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a) 14.5% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a) 0.3% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a) 7.2% 4.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 1.3% 1.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b) 15.2% 14.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 63.2% 66.9%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 59.8% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 17.5% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 25.5% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 82.1% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 29.8% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,389,811 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 30.0 25.5
Housing units, 2005 3,443,981 124,521,886
Homeownership rate, 2000 65.6% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 36.1% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $170,800 $119,600
Households, 2000 3,064,645 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.68 2.59
Median household income, 2003 $56,356 $43,318
Per capita money income, 1999 $27,006 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 8.9% 12.5%
Business QuickFacts New Jersey USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 240,5391 7,387,724
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 3,609,6401 115,074,924
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 1.7%1 0.9%
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 556,973 19,523,741
Total number of firms, 2002 708,837 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 5.1% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.4% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 7.3% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.1% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 7.0% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.1% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 96,599,807 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 256,925,492 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 102,153,833 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,910 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 15,715,595 449,498,718
Building permits, 2005 38,588 2,155,316
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 55,264,3501 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts New Jersey USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 7,417 3,537,438
Persons per square mile, 2000 1,134.5 79.6
FIPS Code 34
1: Includes data not distributed by county.
2: Includes data not distributed by state.

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:06:14 EST

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