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New Jersey Almanac

The New Jersey Almanac presents a general overview of the State of New Jersey.

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The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
New Jersey. N-O, Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 232. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union December 18, 1787
Capital Trenton, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Garden State, Clam State, Pathway of Revolution, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Liberty and Prosperity, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 8,722 square miles Rank among states 47th
Land area 7,419 square miles Rank among states 46th
Water area 1,303 square miles Rank among states 27th
Greatest distance East to West 88 miles
Greatest distance North to South 167 miles
Highest point 1,803 feet (High Point) Rank among states 40th
Lowest point Sea level (Atlantic Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 250 feet Rank among states 46th
Highest recorded temperature 110 degrees on July 10, 1936 at Runyon
Lowest recorded temperature -34 degrees on January 5, 1904 at River Vale
Highest monthly average temperature 85.6 degrees Rank among states 35th
Lowest monthly average temperature 24.2 degrees Rank among states 34th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 45 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
8,414,350 Rank among states 9th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
1,134.16 Rank among states 1st
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Newark 273,546 6. Woodbridge 97,203
2. Jersey City 240,055 7. Dover 89,706
3. Paterson 149,222 8. Hamilton 87,109
4. Elizabeth 120,568 9. Trenton 85,403
5. Edison 97,687 10. Camden 79,904
Median age 34.5
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 74.00 Rank among states 22nd
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,800.8 Rank among states 30th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 262.9 Rank among states 23rd
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 4,174.0 Rank among states 30th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$37,118 Rank among states 3rd
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$30,645 Rank among states 2nd
Median household income (1993) $40,500 Rank among states 3rd

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New Jersey Encyclopedia

New Jersey Encyclopedia, by Jennifer L. Herman. 1008 pages. Publisher: State History Publications (December 2008)

The New Jersey Encyclopedia, in two volumes, contains detailed information on New Jersey: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

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