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New Jersey

New Jersey covers 7,417 square miles, with a 2021 estimated population of 9,267,130 people (USDA-ERS). Trenton is the state capital. The state's largest cities are Newark, Jersey City and Paterson. According to 2021 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 71.9% of the state's population is white, 15.1% is African-American, 10.0% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 20.9% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.

New Jersey Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to April 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for New Jersey

6.4% percent of New Jersey residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2020). According to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the average per capita income for New Jersey residents in 2020 was $73,460. Based on 2020 ACS data, ERS reports that the state-wide poverty rate is 9.4% and 9.7% of the population has not completed high school (ERS report, 2016-2020 ACS data). The unemployment rate in New Jersey is 6.3% (USDA-ERS, 2021).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.

Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets


New Jersey State Office of Rural Health
Phone: 609.292.1495
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: 3/23/2021