New Jersey covers 7,417 square miles, with a 2018 estimated population of 8,908,520 people (USDA-ERS). Trenton is the state capital. The state’s largest cities are Newark, Jersey City and Paterson. According to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 72.1% of the state’s population is white, 15.0% is African-American, 10.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 20.4% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
New Jersey Rural Healthcare Facilities
According to data.HRSA.gov, as of January 2019 New Jersey had:
- No Critical Access Hospitals
- No Rural Health Clinics
- 17 Federally Qualified Health Center sites located outside of Urbanized Areas
- 6 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas
Selected Social Determinants of Health for New Jersey
8% percent of New Jersey residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2017). According to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the average per capita income for New Jersey residents in 2017 was $64,537. Based on 2017 ACS data, ERS reports that the state-wide poverty rate is 10.0% and 10.8% of the population has not completed high school (ERS report, 2013-2017 ACS data). The unemployment rate in New Jersey is 4.1% (USDA-ERS, 2018).For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.
Statewide resource for rural health concerns. Collects and shares rural health information, provides technical assistance, and encourages recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural areas.
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Last Reviewed: 2/11/2019