New Jersey: Profile

Government 
Governor:Chris Christie (R)
Treasurer:Ford M. Scudder (R)
Senators:Bob Menendez (D)
Cory Booker (D)
Entered Union:December 18, 1787
U.S. Representatives:12
Area 
Total Area22,591 km2 / 8,722 mi2
Land Area19,047 km2 / 7,354 mi2
Water Area3,544 km2 / 1,368 mi2
Water Area Percentage15.69 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature110°F / 43°C , Runyon (July 10, 1936)
Record Low Temperature-34°F / -37°C , River Vale (January 5, 1934)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$568,155 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$56,721 (2015)
Population 
Population8,958,013 (2015)
Under 19 Population2,220,925 / 24.793% (2015)
65 and older Population1,342,951 / 14.992% (2015)
Male Population4,374,892 / 48.838% (2015)
Female Population4,583,121 / 51.162% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 1,026,943 (2013)
Net International Immigration 65,860 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)103,305 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)11.1% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Newark281,944
Jersey City264,290
Paterson147,754
Employment 
Employment 4,091,800 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$947 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)5.3% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$5,941 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$5,941 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$9,874 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$59,949 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$153,918 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$122,220 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$3,332 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)88.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)36.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)13.8% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)39,293 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)41.1% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 42 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
ACYAtlantic City InternationalAtlantic City
EWRNewark Liberty InternationalNewark
Ports 
Camden-Gloucester
Morristown
Newark
Paulsboro
Perth

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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