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Health Indicator Report of Population Demographics

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


Definition: Percent of the total population that is foreign-born, where foreign-born means not born in the 50 states, Washington DC, US territories, or abroad to American parent(s).[[br]] Numerator: Estimated number of foreign-born persons.[[br]] Denominator: Estimated total population of all nativities.

Data Source

American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, []


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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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