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Health Indicator Report of Population Demographics

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

Notes

Definition: Percent of persons who speak English less than "very well" among those who speak a particular language other than English at home. (Languages shown are those with more than 20,000 speakers who speak English less than "very well.")[[br]] Numerator: Estimated number of persons who speak a given language other than English at home and who speak English less than "very well."[[br]] Denominator: Estimated number of persons who speak a given language other than English at home.

Data Source

American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, [https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/]

Definition

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Numerator

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Denominator

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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.
Page Content Updated On 12/04/2019, Published on 12/04/2019
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