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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 8,915,456 people in New Jersey as per 2017 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/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Jersey City1021,432
2Lakewood89,311
3Cherry Hill51,507
4Union515,388
5Newark533,763
6Hackensack4767
7South Plainfield4890
8Paramus415,303
9Brick3213
10Plainfield3421
11Voorhees3726
12North Brunswick31,547
13Bloomfield32,210
14Camden36,475
15Toms River39,428
16Trenton312,572
17Denville285
18Egg Harbor Township2139
19Turnersville2145
20Clifton2179

Largest New Jersey Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Blackwood4,602
Fairview14,314
Franklin4,888
Harmony374
Ho-Ho-Kus4,139
Iselin19,411
Lawrenceville4,116
Lincroft6,352
Mays Landing2,123
Pine Valley4
Tavistock9
Turnersville3,396
Victory Gardens1,623
Absecon8,438
Atlantic City39,306
Brigantine9,239
Buena4,534
Buena Vista7,524
Corbin City484
Egg Harbor43,747

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,915,456
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+4,233,592
Age of the Population39.5

Families

% of people married49.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.5%
Median Earnings25+$46,297
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,169
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,160

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,757
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation11.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,213
Median House Value$316,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.1%
Italian16.1%
Irish14.1%
Polish5.7%
English4.7%
Russian1.9%
West Indian1.8%
French Except Basque1.2%
Arab1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
African1%
Scottish1%
Portuguese0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Greek0.7%
Haitian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Romanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
British0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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, 2015, 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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