New Jersey Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


New Jersey Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for New Jersey as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017)


Total Population 9,100,237
Daytime Population: Workers 4,168,934
Daytime Population: Residents 4,602,847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,771,781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 8,914,385
Population in Familes 7,431,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 185,852
Population Density2 1,237
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $73,639
Average Household Income $104,717
Per Capita Income $38,541


Total Housing Units 3,668,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,053,825 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,247,550 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 367,282 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $343,051
Average Home Value $404,666


Total Households 3,301,375
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 2,282,356
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.49%
Households 0.37% 0.42%
Families 0.34% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.45%