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 8,881,845 people in New Jersey as per 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Lakewood1310,247
2Jersey City820,676
3Newark633,069
4Cherry Hill51,428
5Union515,605
6South Plainfield4497
7Bloomfield42,085
8Paramus414,012
9Voorhees3612
10Hackensack3858
11North Brunswick31,064
12Toms River38,891
13Trenton311,034
14Denville290
15North Plainfield2127
16Turnersville2130
17East Orange2264
18Brick2300
19Perth Amboy2303
20Iselin2601

Largest New Jersey Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Franklin4,807
Lawrenceville3,546
Fairview14,269
Iselin18,274
Turnersville3,596
Blackwood4,702
Harmony457
Ho-Ho-Kus4,101
Lincroft6,348
Mays Landing2,408
Pine Valley4
Tavistock3
Victory Gardens1,578

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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,881,845
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+4,303,118
Age of the Population39.8

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.8%
Median Earnings25+$49,711
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,467
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,953

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,047
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,295
Median House Value$327,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.3%
Italian15.7%
Irish13.6%
Polish5.5%
English4.7%
Russian1.9%
West Indian1.8%
French Except Basque1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Arab1.1%
African1.1%
Scottish1%
Dutch1%
Portuguese0.9%
Haitian0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Greek0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
British0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://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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New Jersey State Plate

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