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Capital City:
Trenton
State FLower:
Violet
State Bird:
Goldfinch
State #03 Admitted to Union:
December 18, 1787
    People Facts New Jersey USA
Population, 2010 8,791,894 308,745,538
Population, 2000 8,414,350 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.4% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 23.9% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.9% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.1% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 76.4% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 14.5% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 0.3% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 7.4% 4.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.3% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 15.6% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 62.6% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 59.8% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 17.5% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 25.5% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 82.1% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 29.8% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,389,811 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 30.0 25.5
 
Housing units, 2006 3,472,643 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 65.6% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 36.1% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $170,800 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 3,064,645 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.68 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $57,338 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $27,006 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 8.4% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 242,128 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 3,594,862 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 1.3% 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 573,134 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 708,837 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 5.1% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.4% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 7.3% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.1% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 7.0% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.1% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 96,599,807 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 256,925,492 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 102,153,833 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,910 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 15,715,595 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 34,323 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 55,264,350 2,143,781,727
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 7,417.34 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 1,134.5 79.6



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