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Cities and Towns

State of New Jersey

New Jersey, abbreviated "NJ", is in the Middle Atlantic region of the U.S. Its capital is Trenton. There were 8,960,161 people in New Jersey as per 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on December 18, 1787.

Please explore the cities and towns of New Jersey, below.

Top New Jersey College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Lakewood109,486
2Jersey City921,381
3Cherry Hill51,419
4Union515,671
5South Plainfield4816
6Paramus414,774
7Newark433,754
8Voorhees3660
9Hackensack3890
10North Brunswick31,176
11Bloomfield32,057
12Toms River39,121
13Trenton312,028
14Denville297
15Turnersville2114
16Brick2235
17East Orange2248
18Perth Amboy2304
19Plainfield2431
20Iselin2484

Largest New Jersey Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Franklin4,849
Harmony441
Lawrenceville3,834
Lincroft6,321
Mays Landing2,088
Blackwood4,790
Fairview14,422
Ho-Ho-Kus4,162
Iselin19,422
Pine Valley4
Tavistock4
Turnersville3,642
Victory Gardens1,655

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,960,161
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+4,300,873
Age of the Population39.6

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.1%
Median Earnings25+$47,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,816

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,337
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,249
Median House Value$321,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.4%
Italian15.9%
Irish13.8%
Polish5.6%
English4.7%
Russian1.9%
West Indian1.8%
French Except Basque1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Arab1.1%
Scottish1%
African1%
Dutch1%
Portuguese0.9%
Greek0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Haitian0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Czech0.3%
Romanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Ghanaian0.1%
British0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Edison (Historic Site)
Main Street and Lakeside Avenue
West Orange, New Jersey 7052
973-736-0551

Morristown (Historic Site)
30 Washington Place
Morristown, New Jersey 07960-4299
973-539-2016

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route (Trail)
389 Fortescue Road
Newport, New Jersey 08345-0568
856-447-0103

New Jersey Pinelands (Park)
New Jersey Pinelands Commission
New Lisbon, New Jersey 8064
609-894-7300

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