New Jersey Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for New Jersey, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in New Jersey

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in New Jersey based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 07078 Essex County $486,153.00
2 07423 Bergen County $387,818.00
3 07760 Monmouth County $356,022.00
4 07620 Bergen County $352,198.00
5 07021 Essex County $343,062.00
6 07458 Bergen County $335,763.00
7 07704 Monmouth County $330,233.00
8 07046 Morris County $327,082.00
9 07931 Morris County, Somerset County $324,203.00
10 07928 Morris County $318,123.00
11 07028 Essex County $313,104.00
12 07924 Somerset County $306,618.00
13 07043 Essex County, Passaic County $304,084.00
14 07632 Bergen County $301,952.00
15 07945 Morris County $300,370.00
16 07417 Bergen County $297,141.00
17 08836 Somerset County $292,994.00
18 08738 Ocean County $291,485.00
19 07670 Bergen County $291,096.00
20 07059 Somerset County $287,586.00
21 07901 Union County $284,609.00
22 07090 Union County $281,466.00
23 08558 Mercer County, Somerset County $280,216.00
24 07739 Monmouth County $278,125.00
25 07450 Bergen County $277,319.00
26 07401 Bergen County $271,151.00
27 07934 Somerset County $268,462.00
28 07627 Bergen County $264,603.00
29 07039 Essex County $264,264.00
30 08502 Somerset County $263,291.00
31 08535 Monmouth County $261,055.00
32 07920 Morris County, Somerset County $258,759.00
33 08750 Monmouth County $258,441.00
34 07041 Essex County $258,289.00
35 07481 Bergen County $257,327.00
36 07922 Union County $254,302.00
37 07722 Monmouth County $253,209.00
38 07641 Bergen County $252,024.00
39 07711 Monmouth County $251,248.00
40 07750 Monmouth County $249,545.00
41 08550 Mercer County $249,131.00
42 07733 Monmouth County $248,584.00
43 07079 Essex County $247,012.00
44 07640 Bergen County $246,676.00
45 07946 Morris County $244,422.00
46 08057 Burlington County $243,849.00
47 07452 Bergen County $243,037.00
48 07930 Morris County $240,267.00
49 07940 Morris County $240,119.00
50 08559 Hunterdon County $238,777.00
51 07746 Monmouth County $234,695.00
52 07853 Morris County $232,117.00
53 07677 Bergen County $231,749.00
54 07738 Monmouth County $230,560.00
55 08540 Mercer County, Middlesex County, Somerset County $229,886.00
56 08247 Cape May County $228,154.00
57 07974 Union County $225,330.00
58 07980 Morris County $224,307.00
59 07076 Union County $223,823.00
60 07624 Bergen County $223,247.00
61 07649 Bergen County $222,473.00
62 07751 Monmouth County $221,872.00
63 08033 Camden County $221,363.00
64 08553 Somerset County $221,108.00
65 07040 Essex County $221,030.00
66 08202 Cape May County $220,701.00
67 07082 Morris County $218,945.00
68 07030 Hudson County $217,330.00
69 08403 Atlantic County $216,569.00
70 07310 Hudson County $215,812.00
71 07960 Morris County $214,951.00
72 07092 Union County $214,930.00
73 08730 Monmouth County $214,917.00
74 07302 Hudson County $213,783.00
75 07045 Morris County $213,741.00
76 08867 Hunterdon County $212,579.00
77 08534 Mercer County $212,178.00
78 08824 Middlesex County $211,641.00
79 07069 Somerset County $208,923.00
80 07311 Hudson County $208,015.00
81 07446 Bergen County $207,499.00
82 08736 Monmouth County $206,436.00
83 08241 Atlantic County $205,014.00
84 08510 Monmouth County $203,289.00
85 08853 Hunterdon County, Somerset County $202,784.00
86 07675 Bergen County $202,430.00
87 07645 Bergen County $202,387.00
88 07869 Morris County $202,226.00
89 07702 Monmouth County $202,192.00
90 07006 Essex County $200,184.00
91 07023 Union County $198,890.00
92 07676 Bergen County $197,908.00
93 07642 Bergen County $197,759.00
94 07871 Sussex County $197,425.00
95 08833 Hunterdon County $197,372.00
96 07042 Essex County $197,309.00
97 07661 Bergen County $197,064.00
98 07626 Bergen County $196,492.00
99 07830 Hunterdon County, Morris County $195,708.00
100 07933 Morris County $195,437.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in New Jersey.

Richest Cities in New Jersey

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in New Jersey. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in New Jersey by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Millburn Essex County $403,086.00
2 Mendham Morris County $371,996.00
3 Chatham Morris County $328,478.00
4 Harding Morris County $294,026.00
5 Warren Somerset County $285,022.00
6 Montgomery Somerset County $265,735.00
7 Livingston Essex County $264,264.00
8 Bernards Somerset County $261,022.00
9 Chester Morris County $260,295.00
10 Delaware Hunterdon County $258,355.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in New Jersey.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2022, the median household income in New Jersey is $97,126.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in New Jersey.

  • Under 25
    $47,184.00
  • 25 to 44
    $105,714.00
  • 45 to 64
    $118,213.00
  • 65 and over
    $66,128.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in New Jersey?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in New Jersey is $135,170.00.

19.24% of households in New Jersey are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for New Jersey but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for New Jersey

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for New Jersey easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    12.45%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    13.91%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    13.25%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    11.57%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    18.04%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    11.54%
  • $200,000 or more
    19.24%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in New Jersey. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in New Jersey by the total number of people in New Jersey.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in New Jersey and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in New Jersey is $50,995.00.

Population in New Jersey by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in New Jersey is currently 9,249,063 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in New Jersey can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in New Jersey.

  • 12.60% White
    1,162,947
  • 78.80% Black/African American
    7,285,640
  • 53.00% Native
    4,900,415
  • 14.40% Hispanic
    1,332,894
  • 12.40% Asian
    1,147,770
  • 0.10% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    7,905
  • 0.00% Two or more races
    1,799
  • 9.80% Other
    905,752

Population of New Jersey by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for New Jersey is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 551,838 520,156
10 to 19 Years 598,879 575,389
20 to 29 Years 591,017 569,245
30 to 39 Years 614,031 597,862
40 to 49 Years 596,256 594,546
50 to 59 Years 639,303 655,804
60 to 69 Years 528,771 574,660
70 Years and over 436,236 605,070

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in New Jersey.

  • Master's degree or higher
    17.90%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37.29%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    7.70%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34.44%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2.66%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for New Jersey because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in New Jersey look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in New Jersey that are over the age of 16.

The current population in New Jersey that are over the age of 16 is 7,473,298 people.

The unemployment rate in New Jersey is 6.20%, which means 307,824 people are unemployed.

Median Age in New Jersey

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in New Jersey. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in New Jersey is 40 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in New Jersey

40

Total

38.7

Male

41.4

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 3,438,162 households in New Jersey, and the average household size is 2.64 people.

For families, the total number is 2,340,500, and the average family size is 3.22 people.

6.90% of those families in New Jersey are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for New Jersey in .

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $14,580.00
2 People $19,720.00
3 People $24,860.00
4 People $30,000.00
5 People $35,140.00
6 People $40,280.00
7 People $45,420.00
8 People $50,560.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from , while the latest demographics data we have is from 2022.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in New Jersey for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 1,732,602 170,278 437,620 1,097,662
Average Household Size 3.32 3.18 3.27 1.22
Total Families 1,732,602 170,278 437,620 0
Average Household Size 3.3 2.81 3.07 0

Housing Data in New Jersey

There are total of 3,756,340 housing units in New Jersey. Of those units, 3,438,162 (91.53%) are occupied, and 318,178 (8.47%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 3,756,340 housing units in New Jersey, 1,206,660 (32.12%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,577.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 58.46% of housing units, with 2,195,831 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in New Jersey.

  • No rent paid
    35,671
  • Less than $500
    81,076
  • $500 to $999
    115,420
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    354,149
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    341,267
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    170,508
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    69,000
  • $3,000 or more
    75,240

Property Values

The median value of a property in New Jersey is $401,400.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in New Jersey.

  • Less than $50,000
    53,222
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    46,586
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    74,356
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    134,176
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    379,637
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    765,349
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    618,873
  • $1,000,000 or more
    123,632

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in New Jersey.

  • 1939 or earlier
    661,968
  • 1940 to 1949
    258,201
  • 1950 to 1959
    537,611
  • 1960 to 1969
    490,387
  • 1970 to 1979
    466,950
  • 1980 to 1989
    444,422
  • 1990 to 1999
    348,831
  • 2000 to 2009
    339,162
  • 2010 to 2013
    198,371
  • 2014 or later
    10,437

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in New Jersey has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    387,802
  • 1 vehicle available
    1,185,488
  • 2 vehicles available
    1,227,933
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    636,939

Commuting to Work in New Jersey

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of New Jersey, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 31.1 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of New Jersey.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    83,936
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    303,882
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    452,457
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    508,824
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    504,982
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    256,285
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    538,403
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    131,519
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    188,740
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    392,024
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    378,720
  • 90 or more minutes
    187,985

We can also look at the means of transport in New Jersey to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    2,953,925
  • Carpooled
    345,482
  • Public transportation
    405,480
  • Walked
    119,018
  • Other means
    103,852
  • Worked from home
    589,957

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in New Jersey.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for New Jersey.

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