New Jersey Trivia:

Capital : Trenton
State Tree : Northern Red Oak
State Flower : Violet
State Insect : European Honey Bee
State Bird : Eastern Goldfinch

New Jersey People:

New Jersey has a total population of 8,867,749 (2012 est) and ranks 11st in population of U.S. states. By age, 2,030,715 (22.9%) New Jerseyans are under 18 years of age, 5,586,682 (63%) are age 19 to 64, and 1,250,353 (14.1%) are 65 years of age or older. By gender, females make up 51.2%, and males 48.8% of the total population.

New Jersey Population By Age and Gender

AgePopulation Percentage
18 and under22.9  
65 and older14.1  
19 to 6463  

53,206 (0.6%) New Jerseyans are American Indian or Alaska Native, 798,097 (9.0%) are Asian, 1,303,559 (14.7%) are Black, 8,868 (0.1%) are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 6,544,399 (73.8%) are White, 168,487 (1.9%) are of mixed race.

New Jersey Population By Race

WhiteNew Jersey White population 6,544,3996,544,399  
BlackNew Jersey Black population 1,303,5591,303,559
AsianNew Jersey Asian population 798,097798,097
MixedNew Jersey Mixed population 168,487168,487
American IndianNew Jersey American Indian population 53,20653,206
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderNew Jersey Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 8,8688,868

1,303,559 (14.7%) have declared Hispanic or Latino origin.

20.8% of New Jerseyans were born in a foreign country.

29.6% of New Jerseyans over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home.

87.9% of New Jerseyans over the age of 25 are high school graduates or higher, and 35.4% have bachelor's degrees or higher.

New Jersey Land:

New Jersey has a land area of 7,354 square miles and is ranked 46th among U.S. states in total area. New Jersey has a population density of 1,196 people per square mile.