New Jersey vs. New York

New JerseyNew York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)8,882,19019,453,561
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)1.0%0.4%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)8,791,97819,378,144
Population, Census, April 1, 20108,791,89419,378,102
Persons under 5 years, percent5.8%5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent21.9%20.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent16.1%16.4%
Female persons, percent51.1%51.4%
White alone, percent72.0%69.7%
Black or African American alone, percent15.0%17.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.6%1.0%
Asian alone, percent10.0%9.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent2.3%2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent20.6%19.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent54.9%55.4%
Veterans, 2014-2018333,835730,557
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201822.2%22.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)3,628,3028,363,934
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201863.9%53.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$327,900$302,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$2,439$2,114
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,031$755
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,295$1,240
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201336.0%50.6%
Building permits, 201827,94237,778
Households, 2014-20183,213,3627,316,537
Persons per household, 2014-20182.712.60
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201889.9%89.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201831.0%30.5%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201890.1%88.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201884.1%80.9%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201889.5%86.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201838.9%35.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20186.6%7.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent8.7%6.3%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201865.5%63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201860.1%58.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)19,673,55849,285,508
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)60,375,232155,666,053
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)108,854,971148,879,931
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)288,467,844341,734,970
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)133,665,728251,167,736
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$15,079$12,834
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201831.733.3
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$79,363$65,323
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$40,895$37,470
Persons in poverty, percent9.5%13.6%
Total employer establishments, 2017233,907547,034
Total employment, 20173,679,4438,261,269
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)220,310,440547,344,236
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20171.2%1.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017716,9181,751,378
All firms, 2012792,0882,008,988
Men-owned firms, 2012464,5921,139,910
Women-owned firms, 2012252,944725,709
Minority-owned firms, 2012237,242709,021
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012533,8081,248,304
Veteran-owned firms, 201257,996137,532
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012707,9751,811,544
Black-owned firms, percent, 20077.7%10.4%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.4%0.7%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20078.7%10.1%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.1%0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20078.7%9.9%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200727.3%30.4%
Population per square mile, 20101,195.5411.2
Land area in square miles, 20107,354.2247,126.40

Source: United States Census Bureau

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