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New Jersey is the 11th most populated state with 8.8 million people in 2010 and a growth rate of 0.6% per year (28th). See New Jersey QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
17.9% Italian * 17.7% Hispanic 4.9% Puerto Rican 2.5% Mexican 1.4% Central American 0.9% Cuban * 7.9% Other 15.9% Irish 13.6% African 12.6% German 8.3% Asian * Asian Indian 3.3% Mainland Chinese 1.4% Filipino 1.3% Korean 1.1% Vietamese 0.2% Pakistani 0.2% Taiwanese 0.1% Japanese 0.1% Thai 0.03% Other 0.5% Census Profile: New Jersey's Asian American Population 6.9% Polish 5.5% Jewish * 2.5% MuslimNote: There is some overlap, about 1/4 of Muslims are Asian.
* NJ is in the top 3 states for Italian (17.9%), Asian (8.2%) (40% of Asians in NJ are Indian), Jewish (5.5%), Muslim (2.5%) and Cuban (0.9%) populations by percent. (NJ Senator Bob Menendez is Cuban)
According to the Migration Policy Institute there were 17,206 Taiwanese born living in NJ in 2010 (which would be 0.2%), but 2000 data only showed 5,879 and the asian population in general increased 51% from 2000 to 2010.
Religious %: Catholic (37%), None (15%), Baptist (8%), Methodist (6%), Presbyterian (4%), Lutheran (3%), Jewish (2%), Episcopalian (2%), Jehovah's Witness (1%),
New Jersey has the second highest median household income in the country, behind Maryland.
New Jersey's income inequality index (Gini) was below the national index (good).
See Household Income for States: 2008 and 2009 at census.gov
NJ has three of the top 10 richest counties in the country | wikipedia and nine in the top 100.
Somerset county ranked #1 in median household income out of more than 3,000 counties in the United States in 2000 according to a Census Bureau report.
In 2010 Hunterdon Co. was #4, Morris Co. was #8 and Somerset Co. was #9 nationally.
Median Household Income: New Jersey Counties (pdf)| NJ Department of Labor
Places with the highest average household income:
* Source Wikipedia
Numbers vary significantly between sources and most don't list their source.
e.g. Mountain Lakes is $182K at Business Journal $141K at ZipandAreaCode.net and Wikipedia.
Rumson in Monmouth is shown as $99K in ZipandAreaCode.net, $120K in Wikipedia and $134K at quickfacts.census.gov
See also: quickfacts.census.gov
Other lists use median income rather than average.
The unemployment rate in NJ is pretty close to the national average.
NJ tends to vote democratic in presidential elections by a 7-15% margin. Since 1960 NJ has had 7 democratic governors and 5 republicans.
New Jersey Demographics - Wikipedia
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