New Jersey Demographics

The total population of New Jersey is estimated to be 9.25 million with 4.56 million males (49.26%) and 4.69 million females (50.74%). There are 136,401 more females than males in New Jersey.
The median household income in New Jersey was $96,961 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 366(0.38%) from $96,595 in 2020. This income is 129.96% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, New Jersey sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $117,412. Overall, the median household income for the state of New Jersey stands at $96,346.
In New Jersey, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $54,762 for males and $37,321 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $78,423 for males and $64,922 for females.
In New Jersey, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 7 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $144,878, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $65,850.
In 2022, the population of New Jersey was 9,261,699, a 0.07% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, New Jersey's population was 9,267,961, a decline of 0.04% compared to a population of 9,271,689 in 2020.
The median age in New Jersey is 40.0, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 18.18% were under the age of 15, 18.72% aged 15 to 29, 46.92% aged 30 to 64, 14.03% aged 65 to 84, and 2.15% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of New Jersey population: 62.68% are White, 13.27% are Black or African American, 0.27% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 9.75% are Asian, 0.04% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 7.31% are some other race and 6.68% are multiracial.