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State Demographics Data - nj

New Jersey

Demographics & Social
2015
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 1,977,325
% Foreign Born 22.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 33.9%
% change: 1990-2000 52.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.8%
White
43.0%
Black or African American
10.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
30.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
13.8%
Two or more races 2.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 724,232
% Latino 36.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 4.9%
18-64 79.1%
65 and older 15.4%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.

45.1
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.5%
Married 60.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 16.0%

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 6,980,688
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 0.6%
% change: 1990-2000 2.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.1%
White 74.6%
Black or African American 14.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 3.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 4.5%
Two or more races 2.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 1,037,947
% Latino 14.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.4%
5-17 19.7%
18-64 58.0%
65 and older 14.9%
Median Age 36.5
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 38.5%
Married 44.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 16.7%
Foreign Born
Number 1,476,327
% Foreign Born 17.5%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

1,977,257
Born in Africa 105,558
Born in Asia 660,716
Born in Europe 305,336
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 886,396
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,394
Born in Oceania 3,857
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.

1,977,257
Europe 305,336
Northern Europe 35,558
United Kingdom
24,952
Ireland
6,549
Other Northern Europe
4,057
Western Europe 34,057
France
5,749
Germany
18,687
Other Western Europe
9,621
Southern Europe 96,580
Italy
42,755
Portugal
34,346
Other Southern Europe
19,479
Eastern Europe 138,527
Poland
45,509
Russia
22,409
Other Eastern Europe
70,609
Other Europe (no country specified) 614
Asia 660,716
Eastern Asia 177,516
China
93,807

China, excluding Taiwan

77,851

Taiwan

15,956
Japan
9,014
Korea
74,636
Other Eastern Asia
59
South Central Asia 313,781
India
251,235
Iran
6,783
Other South Central Asia
55,763
Southeastern Asia 117,582
Philippines
88,345
Vietnam
17,965
Other Southeastern Asia
11,272
Western Asia 49,977
Israel
7,217
Lebanon
4,877
Other Western Asia
37,883
Other Asia (no country specified) 1,860
Africa 105,558
Eastern Africa 11,584
Northern Africa
38,906
Western Africa
40,710
Middle and Southern Africa
6,180
Other Africa (no country specified)
8,178
Oceania 3,857
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,799
Oceania (no country specified) 1,058
Americas 901,790
Latin America 886,396
Caribbean
328,202

Cuba

43,647

Jamaica

42,291

Other Caribbean

242,264
Central America
269,430

Mexico

119,263

El Salvador

44,938

Other Central America

105,229
South America
288,764

Brazil

25,502

Colombia

70,653

Other South America

192,609
Northern America 15,394
Canada
15,171
Other Northern America
223
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 649,768
1990-1999 472,048
2000-2009 563,085
Since 2010 292,424
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.3%
Born in Asia 33.4%
Born in Europe 15.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 44.8%
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 15.4%
Northern Europe 1.8%
United Kingdom 1.3%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 1.7%
France 0.3%
Germany 0.9%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 4.9%
Italy 2.2%
Portugal 1.7%
Other Southern Europe 1.0%
Eastern Europe 7.0%
Poland 2.3%
Russia 1.1%
Other Eastern Europe 3.6%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 33.4%
Eastern Asia 9.0%
China 4.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.9%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 3.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 15.9%
India 12.7%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.8%
Southeastern Asia 5.9%
Philippines 4.5%
Vietnam 0.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 0.6%
Western Asia 2.5%
Israel 0.4%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.9%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 5.3%
Eastern Africa 0.6%
Northern Africa 2.0%
Western Africa 2.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 45.6%
Latin America 44.8%
Caribbean 16.6%
Cuba 2.2%
Jamaica 2.1%
Other Caribbean 12.3%
Central America 13.6%
Mexico 6.0%
El Salvador 2.3%
Other Central America 5.3%
South America 14.6%
Brazil 1.3%
Colombia 3.6%
Other South America 9.7%
Northern America 0.8%
Canada 0.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 32.9%
1980-1989 23.9%
1990-1999 28.5%
Since 2000 14.8%
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 1,977,325
Naturalized citizens 1,091,687
Noncitizens 885,638
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 1,091,687
Before 1980 134,049
1980-1989 129,281
1990-1999 231,765
2000-2009 368,130
Since 2010 228,462
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 55.2%
Noncitizens 44.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 12.3%
1980-1989 11.8%
1990-1999 21.2%
2000-2009 33.7%
Since 2010 20.9%
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) 577,839
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 34,065
% married among women who gave birth
73.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,537,313
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 67,569
% married among women who gave birth 68.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 31.3%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 2.58
Average family size 3.23
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 1,933,117
Only native parent(s)
1,199,115
One or more foreign-born parents
734,002

Child is native

637,979

Child is foreign born

96,023
Children under age 6 with 612,694
Only native parent(s)
369,761
One or more foreign-born parents
242,933

Child is native

228,208

Child is foreign born

14,725
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,320,423
Only native parent(s)
829,354
One or more foreign-born parents
491,069

Child is native

409,771

Child is foreign born

81,298
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.

610,098
Only native parents 323,017
One or more foreign-born parents 287,081
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 62.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 38.0%
Child is native 33.0%
Child is foreign born 5.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 60.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 39.6%
Child is native 37.2%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 62.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 37.2%
Child is native 31.0%
Child is foreign born 6.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 52.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 47.1%
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, 2015 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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.