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State Demographics Data - NJ

New Jersey

Demographics & Social
2014
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 1,960,734
% Foreign Born 21.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 32.8%
% change: 1990-2000 52.7%
Race (%)  
One race 98.2%
White
43.1%
Black or African American
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
29.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
14.9%
Two or more races 1.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 734,680
% Latino 37.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 4.7%
18-64 79.9%
65 and older 14.8%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

44.6
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.5%
Married 59.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.6%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 6,977,441
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 0.6%
% change: 1990-2000 2.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White 74.6%
Black or African American 14.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 3.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 4.7%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 994,492
% Latino 14.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.5%
5-17 19.9%
18-64 58.0%
65 and older 14.6%
Median Age 36.4
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 38.2%
Married 44.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.1%
Foreign Born
Number 1,476,327
% Foreign Born 17.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 6,938,023
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Foreign Born
Number 966,610
% Foreign Born 12.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 6,763,578
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

1,960,734
Born in Africa 102,735
Born in Asia 636,648
Born in Europe 306,517
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 895,321
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,444
Born in Oceania 4,069
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 India
Country #2 Mexico
Country #3 Philippines
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

1,960,734
Europe 306,517
Northern Europe 36,676
United Kingdom
25,471
Ireland
6,651
Other Northern Europe
4,554
Western Europe 37,565
France
5,700
Germany
24,006
Other Western Europe
7,859
Southern Europe 90,220
Italy
41,747
Portugal
28,427
Other Southern Europe
20,046
Eastern Europe 141,900
Poland
49,927
Russia
20,042
Other Eastern Europe
71,931
Other Europe (no country specified) 156
Asia 636,648
Eastern Asia 187,637
China
99,671

China, excluding Taiwan

82,503

Taiwan

17,168
Japan
8,666
Korea
79,088
Other Eastern Asia
212
South Central Asia 283,713
India
233,167
Iran
5,536
Other South Central Asia
45,010
Southeastern Asia 115,744
Philippines
88,193
Vietnam
18,899
Other Southeastern Asia
8,652
Western Asia 46,658
Israel
9,683
Lebanon
3,087
Other Western Asia
33,888
Other Asia (no country specified) 2,896
Africa 102,735
Eastern Africa 10,401
Northern Africa
35,625
Western Africa
44,964
Middle and Southern Africa
4,919
Other Africa (no country specified)
6,826
Oceania 4,069
Australia and New Zealand subregion 3,760
Oceania (no country specified) 309
Americas 910,765
Latin America 895,321
Caribbean
312,836

Cuba

45,634

Jamaica

45,537

Other Caribbean

221,665
Central America
275,854

Mexico

131,130

El Salvador

50,059

Other Central America

94,665
South America
306,631

Brazil

30,735

Colombia

78,983

Other South America

196,913
Northern America 15,444
Canada
15,111
Other Northern America
333
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 655,337
1990-1999 487,388
2000-2009 580,182
Since 2010 237,827
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.2%
Born in Asia 32.5%
Born in Europe 15.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 45.7%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 0.8%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 11.6%
Country #2 6.4%
Country #3 4.5%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 15.6%
Northern Europe 1.9%
United Kingdom 1.3%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 1.9%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.2%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 4.6%
Italy 2.1%
Portugal 1.4%
Other Southern Europe 1.0%
Eastern Europe 7.2%
Poland 2.5%
Russia 1.0%
Other Eastern Europe 3.7%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 32.5%
Eastern Asia 9.6%
China 5.1%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.2%
Taiwan 0.9%
Japan 0.4%
Korea 4.0%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 14.5%
India 11.9%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.3%
Southeastern Asia 5.9%
Philippines 4.5%
Vietnam 1.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 0.4%
Western Asia 2.4%
Israel 0.5%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 5.2%
Eastern Africa 0.5%
Northern Africa 1.8%
Western Africa 2.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 46.5%
Latin America 45.7%
Caribbean 16.0%
Cuba 2.3%
Jamaica 2.3%
Other Caribbean 11.3%
Central America 14.1%
Mexico 6.7%
El Salvador 2.6%
Other Central America 4.8%
South America 15.6%
Brazil 1.6%
Colombia 4.0%
Other South America 10.0%
Northern America 0.8%
Canada 0.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 33.4%
1980-1989 24.9%
1990-1999 29.6%
Since 2000 12.1%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 1,476,327
Born in Africa 59,917
Born in Asia 410,123
Born in Europe 352,914
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 634,084
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 16,935
Cat28 2,354
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 India
Country #2 Dominican Republic
Country #3 Philippines
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 4.1%
Born in Asia 27.8%
Born in Europe 23.9%
Born in Latin America 43.0%
Born in Northern America 1.1%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 8.1%
Country #2 6.2%
Country #3 4.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 924,684
Born in Africa 25,222
Born in Asia 216,106
Born in Europe 340,986
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 324,875
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,450
Cat21 2,045
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Italy
Country #2 Cuba
Country #3 India
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.7%
Born in Asia 23.4%
Born in Europe 36.9%
Born in Latin America 35.1%
Born in Northern America 1.7%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 7.1%
Country #2 6.4%
Country #3 5.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,960,734
Naturalized citizens 1,066,460
Noncitizens 894,274
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 1,066,460
Before 1980 140,386
1980-1989 123,831
1990-1999 236,500
2000-2009 378,035
Since 2010 187,708
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 54.4%
Noncitizens 45.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.2%
1980-1989 11.6%
1990-1999 22.2%
2000-2009 35.4%
Since 2010 17.6%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,476,327
Naturalized citizens 682,304
Noncitizens 794,023
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 46.2%
Noncitizens 53.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 966,610
Naturalized citizens 470,936
Noncitizens 495,674
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 48.7%
Noncitizens 51.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 579,157
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 35,352
% married among women who gave birth
76.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
23.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,552,652
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 65,943
% married among women who gave birth 64.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 35.1%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.24
Average family size 3.62
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.57
Average family size 3.20
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 1,937,762
Only native parent(s)
1,215,804
One or more foreign-born parents
721,958

Child is native

629,586

Child is foreign born

92,372
Children under age 6 with 620,823
Only native parent(s)
380,399
One or more foreign-born parents
240,424

Child is native

225,688

Child is foreign born

14,736
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,316,939
Only native parent(s)
835,405
One or more foreign-born parents
481,534

Child is native

403,898

Child is foreign born

77,636
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

614,902
Only native parents 323,755
One or more foreign-born parents 291,147
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 62.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 37.3%
Child is native 32.5%
Child is foreign born 4.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 61.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 38.7%
Child is native 36.4%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 63.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 36.6%
Child is native 30.7%
Child is foreign born 5.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 52.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 47.3%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,996,239
Only native parent(s) 1,455,447
One or more foreign-born parents 540,792
Child is native 425,411
Child is foreign born 115,381
Children under age 6 with 652,650
Only native parent(s) 468,055
One or more foreign-born parents 184,595
Child is native 168,678
Child is foreign born 15,917
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,343,589
Only native parent(s) 987,392
One or more foreign-born parents 356,197
Child is native 256,733
Child is foreign born 99,464
Children in Low-Income Families* 488,663
Only native parents 321,444
One or more foreign-born parents 167,219
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.1%
Child is native 21.3%
Child is foreign born 5.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 71.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 28.3%
Child is native 25.8%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 73.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.5%
Child is native 19.1%
Child is foreign born 7.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 65.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 34.2%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,727,735
Only native parent(s) 1,378,298
One or more foreign-born parents 349,437
Child is native 269,721
Child is foreign born 79,716
Children under age 6 with 604,675
Only native parent(s) 488,828
One or more foreign-born parents 115,847
Child is native 103,191
Child is foreign born 12,656
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,123,060
Only native parent(s) 889,470
One or more foreign-born parents 233,590
Child is native 166,530
Child is foreign born 67,060
Children in Low-Income Families* 411,023
Only native parents 320,250
One or more foreign-born parents 90,773
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.2%
Child is native 15.6%
Child is foreign born 4.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.2%
Child is native 17.1%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.8%
Child is native 14.8%
Child is foreign born 6.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 77.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.1%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.