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Moving to New Jersey


About New Jersey - New Jersey is the fourth smallest and most densely populated state of the newjerseyAbout NebraskaUnited States of America; the U.S. postal abbreviation is NJ. The state is named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel.

The state capital of New Jersey is Trenton. New Jersey is broadly divided into three geographic regions: North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey. North Jersey is within New York City's general sphere of influence, with many of its residents commuting into the city for work.

Living in New Jersey

People of New Jersey - As of 2004, the population of New Jersey was estimated to be 8,698,879. There are 1.6 million foreign-born living in the state (accounting for 19.2% of the state population). New Jersey is the tenth most populous state, but the most densely populated, at 1,134.4 residents per square mile.

Race, ethnicity, and ancestry
The racial makeup of New Jersey is:

  • 66.0% White Non-Hispanic
  • 13.6% Black
  • 13.3% Hispanic
  • 5.7% Asian
  • 0.2% Native American (U.S. Census)
  • 2.5% Mixed race
  • New Jersey has the 15th largest percentage of minority residents of any state and the 2nd highest percentage in the North. It also has the second largest Jewish population by percent (after New York) and the second largest Muslim population by percent (after Michigan), and, additionally, it has the third highest Italian-American population by percent of any state according to the 2000 Census, and a large percentage of the population is Black, Hispanic, Arab, and Asian. All of these facts combine to make New Jersey one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse states in the country.

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