New Jersey Census Data


New Jersey Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for New Jersey as of July 1, 2016. Our New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank NJ cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

New Jersey Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,008,702
Population in Households 8,823,150
Population in Familes 7,346,432
Population in Group Qrtrs 185,552
Population Density1 1,225
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 3,277,464
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 2,264,779
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,652,785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,051,941 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,225,523 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 375,321 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $334,298
Average Home Value $397,968


Median Household Income $72,914
Average Household Income $101,794
Per Capita Income $37,590
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.48%
Households 0.31% 0.43%
Families 0.27% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.