New Jersey covers 7,417 square miles, with a 2020 estimated population of 9,288,994 people (USDA-ERS). Trenton is the state capital. The state's largest cities are Newark, Jersey City and Paterson. According to 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 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
Selected Social Determinants of Health for New Jersey
7.9% percent of New Jersey residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2019). According to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the average per capita income for New Jersey residents in 2020 was $73,460. Based on 2019 ACS data, ERS reports that the state-wide poverty rate is 9.1% and 10.2% of the population has not completed high school (ERS report, 2015-2019 ACS data). The unemployment rate in New Jersey is 9.8% (USDA-ERS, 2020).
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