Health Indicator Report of Population Demographics
Demographics are an important determinant of health and well-being.
NotesDefinition: Percent of the total population that is in each age group.[[br]] Numerator: Estimated number of persons in each age group.[[br]] Denominator: Estimated total population of all ages.
Data SourceAmerican Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, [https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/]
- by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2021
- of Foreign-Born Residents, New Jersey, 2005-2021
- by Language Spoken at Home among Persons Who Speak English Less Than Very Well, 2021
- by Age and Disability Status, New Jersey, 2021
- by Sex and Educational Attainment for Persons Aged 25+ Years, New Jersey, 2021
- Below Poverty Level by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2021
- Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2021
- Travel Time to Work, New Jersey, 2021
- Per Capita Income by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2021
- Income Inequality, New Jersey, 2006-2021
- Income Inequality by County, New Jersey, 2021
- Households with Broadband Internet Subscription by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2021
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How Are We Doing?New Jersey is recognized as one of the most diverse states in the nation: 21.5% of its residents are Hispanic, 12.3% are Black, and 9.9% are Asian. Nearly one-quarter of residents are foreign-born and more than one million (12.1%) residents do not speak English very well. The median age of residents is 40.3 years, 50% of those aged 15 and older are married, 4% of those 18 and older are veterans, and one-tenth of the civilian noninstitutionalized population has a disability. Median per capita income in New Jersey is $47,338. The unemployment rate among those age 16 and older is 8.1%, 10.2% of residents live below the poverty level, and 7.2% have no health insurance. Among those aged 25 and older, 91% have graduated high school and 43% have a bachelor's degree or higher. Among those aged 25 and over and in poverty, 22.4% did not finish high school. Median earnings for employed persons aged 25 and over without a high school diploma or equivalent were $28,336 compared to $37,180 for those with a diploma or GED, $46,071 for those with some college or an associate's degree, $71,258 with a bachelor's degree, and $94,788 with a graduate or professional degree. More than 95% of households have a computer and 92% have a broadband internet subscription.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?As of 2021, 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 a higher unemployment rate * has a higher proportion of persons without a vehicle available * has a longer average travel time to work * has a higher median income * has the same rate of income inequality * has a higher proportion with a broadband internet subscription.
Page Content Updated On 11/03/2022, Published on 11/03/2022