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Important Facts for Population Demographics


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Why Is This Important?

Demographics are an important determinant of health and well-being.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Compared to the US as a whole, the population of New Jersey: * is older * is more racially and ethnically diverse * has a higher proportion of foreign-born residents * has a higher proportion of residents who speak English "less than very well" * has a lower proportion with a disability * has a higher high school graduation rate * has a lower poverty rate * has the same unemployment rate * has a longer average travel time to work * has a higher median income * has the same rate of income inequality.
The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Tue, 26 May 2020 6:18:28 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: ".

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