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State Demographics Data - NJ

New Jersey

Demographics & Social
2013
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 1,925,773
% Foreign Born 21.6%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 30.4%
% change: 1990-2000 52.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
43.4%
Black or African American
10.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
29.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
14.4%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 716,085
% Latino 37.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.2%
18-64 79.8%
65 and older 14.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.

43.8
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.8%
Married 59.5%
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 6,973,566
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 0.5%
% change: 1990-2000 2.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White 75.0%
Black or African American 14.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 3.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 4.3%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 967,929
% Latino 13.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.4%
5-17 19.9%
18-64 58.2%
65 and older 14.5%
Median Age 36.7
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 37.4%
Married 45.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.3%
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.

1,925,773
Born in Africa 99,474
Born in Asia 620,751
Born in Europe 312,990
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 873,325
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,797
Born in Oceania 3,436
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.

1,925,773
Europe 312,990
Northern Europe 40,616
United Kingdom
29,297
Ireland
8,255
Other Northern Europe
3,064
Western Europe 38,692
France
7,080
Germany
23,656
Other Western Europe
7,956
Southern Europe 93,665
Italy
43,344
Portugal
31,581
Other Southern Europe
18,740
Eastern Europe 139,853
Poland
49,388
Russia
21,081
Other Eastern Europe
69,384
Other Europe (no country specified) 164
Asia 620,751
Eastern Asia 166,166
China
89,942

China, excluding Taiwan

74,490

Taiwan

15,452
Japan
10,218
Korea
66,006
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 287,706
India
234,815
Iran
5,519
Other South Central Asia
47,372
Southeastern Asia 119,555
Philippines
86,469
Vietnam
19,511
Other Southeastern Asia
13,575
Western Asia 44,818
Israel
8,671
Lebanon
2,940
Other Western Asia
33,207
Other Asia (no country specified) 2,506
Africa 99,474
Eastern Africa 10,411
Northern Africa
40,715
Western Africa
39,937
Middle and Southern Africa
4,097
Other Africa (no country specified)
4,314
Oceania 3,436
Australia and New Zealand subregion 3,163
Oceania (no country specified) 273
Americas 889,122
Latin America 873,325
Caribbean
298,861

Cuba

43,510

Jamaica

43,126

Other Caribbean

212,225
Central America
266,748

Mexico

128,614

El Salvador

42,678

Other Central America

95,456
South America
307,716

Brazil

30,324

Colombia

81,438

Other South America

195,954
Northern America 15,797
Canada
15,535
Other Northern America
262
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 673,060
1990-1999 485,533
2000-2009 587,819
Since 2010 179,361
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.2%
Born in Asia 32.2%
Born in Europe 16.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 45.3%
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 16.3%
Northern Europe 2.1%
United Kingdom 1.5%
Ireland 0.4%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.0%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.2%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 4.9%
Italy 2.3%
Portugal 1.6%
Other Southern Europe 1.0%
Eastern Europe 7.3%
Poland 2.6%
Russia 1.1%
Other Eastern Europe 3.6%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 32.2%
Eastern Asia 8.6%
China 4.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.9%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 3.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 14.9%
India 12.2%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.5%
Southeastern Asia 6.2%
Philippines 4.5%
Vietnam 1.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 0.7%
Western Asia 2.3%
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 2.1%
Western Africa 2.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.2%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 46.2%
Latin America 45.3%
Caribbean 15.5%
Cuba 2.3%
Jamaica 2.2%
Other Caribbean 11.0%
Central America 13.9%
Mexico 6.7%
El Salvador 2.2%
Other Central America 5.0%
South America 16.0%
Brazil 1.6%
Colombia 4.2%
Other South America 10.2%
Northern America 0.8%
Canada 0.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 35.0%
1980-1989 25.2%
1990-1999 30.5%
Since 2000 9.3%
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 1,925,773
Naturalized citizens 1,021,084
Noncitizens 904,689
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 1,021,084
Before 1980 143,875
1980-1989 125,231
1990-1999 227,663
2000-2009 369,049
Since 2010 155,266
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 53.0%
Noncitizens 47.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.1%
1980-1989 12.3%
1990-1999 22.3%
2000-2009 36.1%
Since 2010 15.2%
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) 581,298
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 34,598
% married among women who gave birth
77.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
22.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,557,269
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 66,279
% married among women who gave birth 62.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.6%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 3.21
Average family size 3.6
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.59
Average family size 3.21
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. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 1,951,367
Only native parent(s)
1,229,686
One or more foreign-born parents
718,875

Child is native

617,373

Child is foreign born

101,502
Children under age 6 with 624,760
Only native parent(s)
384,174
One or more foreign-born parents
239,713

Child is native

225,780

Child is foreign born

13,933
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,326,607
Only native parent(s)
845,512
One or more foreign-born parents
479,162

Child is native

391,593

Child is foreign born

87,569
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

628,065
Only native parents 342,870
One or more foreign-born parents 284,711
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 63.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 36.8%
Child is native 31.6%
Child is foreign born 5.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 61.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 38.4%
Child is native 36.1%
Child is foreign born 2.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 63.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 36.1%
Child is native 29.5%
Child is foreign born 6.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 54.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 45.3%
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 the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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 a number 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, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 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 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.