In December, 2011, 22 year old Rutgers graduate, Joe Steinfeld from Westfield, published this color coded map of New Jersey which went viral on the web.
Most people thought it was funny with titles like "rednecks, hippies and misguided tourists", but mayors in areas with titles like "Sad black people and corruption", "Worse than Detroit" or "Russians, Polacks and Toxic Fumes" were not very happy. In a Star Ledger poll 9% said they were offended.
articles about the map:
Map divides New Jersey into regional stereotypes | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News
N.J. man puts rednecks, hippies and misguided tourists on the map | NJ.com
Man Marks 'Misguided Tourists,' 'Philly Trash' on NJ Map | NBC 10 Philadelphia
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
New Jersey is the most densely populated state with 1,189 inhabitants per square mile.
New Jersey is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse states in the country - Wikipedia
The largest ethnic groups are: Hispanic (18%), Italian (17.9%), Irish (15.9%), African (13.6%), German (12.6%), Asian (8.2%) and Polish (6.9%).
New Jersey has the second highest median household income in the country, behind Maryland.
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Camden had the highest crime rate in the U.S. with 2,333 violent crimes per 100,000 people while the national average was 455 per 100,000.
New Jersey's income inequality index (Gini) was below the national index (good).