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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 data.HRSA.gov
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).
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
New Jersey State Office of Rural Health
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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