New Jersey has the highest population density in the US. An average of
1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average.
New Jersey has the highest percentage urban population in the US with
about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as
New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) than Havana, Cuba.
North Jersey is the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen
in Newark then any other city. Even more than the 2 largest cities, NYC
and LA put together.
New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the US.
New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps, which is the most in any one state
in the nation.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred
to as the diner capital of the world.
North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with
seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor
John P. Holland.
New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the nations most
famous, Asbury park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Cape May.
New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical
producing state in the nation.
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US
located in Elizabeth.
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture projector were
invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory.
The first sea-plane was built in Keyport.
The first air-mail to Chicago was started from Keyport.
The first phonograph records were made in Camden.
New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game Monopoly.
Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the
Middle East countries.
The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.
New Jersey has the tallest water tower in the world.
New Jersey had the first Medical Center, Jersey City.
The Pulaski Sky Way (first sky way highway) runs from Jersey City to
The first tunnel under the Hudson River. (Holland Tunnel).
The invention and manufacturing of the Colt Revolver was in Paterson.
New Jersey is the only state in the nation which offers child abuse
prevention workshops to every public school.
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.
The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in
1889. Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers won.
The first Drive-in Movie theater was opened in Camden.
Home to two of NEW YORK'S Pro Football Teams.
The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson.
Unofficially divided into two parts... this side and that side of the
Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen
Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Joseph Czesnik,
Dr. Carl Gedon, John Milewski, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn,
Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Whitney Houston,
Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Eileen Donnely, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow
Wilson, Walt Whitman, Jerry Lewis, Richard Wojewodzki, Joyce Kilmer,
Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lou Costello, Nick Adams, Nathan Lane,
Sandra Dee, Danny DaVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci, Robert Blake,
John Forsyth, Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman Lloyd, Jerry Herman,
Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Phyllis Newman, and
Patsy Locke are all New Jersey natives.
You know you're from Jersey when:
A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter.
You've eaten at a Diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3a.m.
You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.
At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen and
you know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from.
You know what a "jug handle" is.
You know that the state isn't all farmland.
You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey - there's "the
you don't go to the shore, you go "down the Shore". And when you are
there, you're not "at the shore", you are "down the Shore".
You know how to properly negotiate a circle. And you knew that the
previous sentence has to do with driving.
You know that this is the only "New..." state that doesn't require
"New" to identify it (like, try...Mexico,...York, ...Hampshire - doesn't work,
You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain
AND a fast food sandwich.
You consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege.
You don't think "What exit?" is very funny.
You know that people from the 609 area code are "a little different".
they really are! (With new area codes - 856 is now included)
You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton - that's
You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
Every year at school, you had at least one kid in your class named
You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening
You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall.
You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and
Central Jersey go to Belmar and people from South Jersey go to
can be no other way.
You weren't raised in New Jersey -- you were raised in North Jersey,
Jersey or South Jersey.
You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.
You've had a Boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.
You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.
You've NEVER, NEVER pumped your own gas (in-state, anyway).