New Jersey : What you need to know

From dense urban areas like Newark and Jersey City to green countrysides and charming villas, New Jersey offers diverse places to live. Families flock to the Jersey Shore during warm summer months while many outdoor lovers venture to the Skylands for hiking, hunting and camping. Hoboken, Princeton and Morristown are among the best places to live in New Jersey. The economy in New Jersey is anchored by the pharmaceutical industry, banking, chemical development, telecommunications, publishing and tourism.


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New Jersey Profile

Quick Facts

Population 8,904,413
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $72,093
Median Home Price $315,900
Median Property Tax $2,386
Median Rent $65

Employment Rate

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Race

  Ethnicity White 68.3%
  Ethnicity Black 13.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 9%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 19%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 6.4%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 22.8%
  Associate's Degree 6.3%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 14%
  High School Graduate 28.6%
  Some College, No Degree 16.9%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 36.8%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 88.6%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.3%
Construction 5.6%
Manufacturing 8.4%
Wholesale Trade 3.4%
Retail Trade 11.3%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.7%
Information 2.8%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8.5%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 13%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.7%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.4%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.5%
Public Administration 4.2%

Housing

  Homes Rent 64.5%
  Homes Owned 35.5%

New Jersey Rankings


Best places to Live in New Jersey
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Absecon 8,394 $206,900 $63,656
Allamuchy 116 $0 $0
Allendale 6,717 $690,800 $140,331
Allenhurst 486 $1,121,100 $83,155
Allentown 1,888 $305,600 $97,434
Allenwood 973 $455,500 $94,750
Alloway 1,686 $166,300 $82,917
Alpha 2,272 $190,400 $58,804
Alpine 1,559 $2 $111,146
Anderson 294 $288,800 $72,167
Andover 662 $255,600 $76,875
Annandale 1,413 $394,200 $112,750
Asbury 304 $241,000 $67,986
Asbury Park 15,945 $308,600 $32,755
Ashland 8,548 $232,800 $86,787
Atlantic City 39,547 $198,200 $25,737
Atlantic Highlands 4,346 $366,000 $88,024
Audubon 8,772 $214,500 $79,000
Audubon Park 1,010 $60,000 $44,722
Avalon 1,596 $1,003,900 $83,523