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Social Characteristics of New Jersey

New Jersey Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    3,188,498
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    2,208,075
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    69.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    1,003,204
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    31.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    1,623,951
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    50.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    719,710
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    22.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    154,011
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    64,864
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    430,113
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    13.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    218,630
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    980,423
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    30.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    822,993
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    25.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    334,878
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    10.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    1,096,901
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    34.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    882,376
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    27.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.72
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.30
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    8,687,835
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    3,188,498
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    36.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    1,622,940
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    18.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    2,812,892
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    32.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    648,509
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    7.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    414,996
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    171,583
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    3,471,402
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    1,283,298
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    37.0%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    1,800,961
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    51.9%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    56,896
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    90,316
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    239,931
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    3,728,556
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    1,154,487
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    31.0%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    1,749,988
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    46.9%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    86,372
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    364,409
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    9.8%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    373,300
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    10.0%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    106,972
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    32,035
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    29.9%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    28
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    50
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    11
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    88
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    29
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    193,876
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    49,355
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    25.5%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    8,248
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    4.3%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    10,871
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    5.6%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    9,269
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    20,967
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    10.8%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    49,355
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    31,648
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    64.1%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    32,456
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    65.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    2,288,364
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    173,795
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    7.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    116,320
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    5.1%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    904,271
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    39.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    487,629
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    21.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    606,349
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    26.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    6,052,621
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    325,689
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    5.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    376,809
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    6.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    1,743,267
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    28.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    1,026,756
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    17.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    379,962
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    6.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    1,362,013
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    22.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    838,125
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    13.8%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    88.4%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    36.4%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    6,831,320
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    416,037
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    6.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    8,766,669
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    893,672
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    10.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    2,031,951
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    72,997
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    3.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    5,524,850
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    421,718
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    7.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    1,209,868
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    398,957
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    33.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    8,777,258
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    7,910,890
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    90.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    807,635
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    9.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    484,197
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    5.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    323,438
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    3.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    188,870
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    134,568
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    58,733
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    8,874,374
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    6,969,969
  • Percentage of Native persons
    78.5%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    6,755,131
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    76.1%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    4,649,806
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    52.4%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    2,105,325
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    23.7%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    214,838
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    2.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    1,904,405
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    21.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    1,904,405
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    989,166
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    51.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    915,239
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    48.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    2,119,243
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    214,838
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    214838%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    12,617
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    202,221
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    94.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    1,904,405
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    130,816
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    1,773,589
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    93.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    1,904,405
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    312,513
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    16.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    605,809
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    31.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    94,555
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    5.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    3,265
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    872,186
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    45.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    16,077
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    8,338,503
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    5,809,850
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    69.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    2,528,653
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    30.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    1,034,428
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    12.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    1,303,353
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    15.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    598,155
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    7.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    708,314
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    8.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    243,087
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    395,148
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    4.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    157,222
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    121,838
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    35,964
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    8,874,374
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    371,914
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    4.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    96,777
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    28,779
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    17,621
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    95,625
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    442,051
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    5.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    111,919
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    20,443
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    978,926
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    11.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    64,239
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    99,366
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    1,294,953
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    14.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    1,471,388
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    16.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    33,149
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    40,106
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    530,470
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    6.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    77,842
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    177,266
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    34,944
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    92,058
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    37,574
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    86,311
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    51,370
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    16,608
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    69,586
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    33,729
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    157,053
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    1.8%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.