New Jersey State Profile

Where is New Jersey?

New Jersey is a state located in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States of America. It is bordered by New York to the north and the east, Atlantic Ocean to the southeast and south, Pennsylvania to the west, and Delaware to the southwest.

What is the capital of New Jersey?

Trenton is the capital of New Jersey. It is the county seat of Mercer County and has an estimated population of 84,913. It became the capital of the state on November 13, 1790. The city has an area of 8.1 square miles and is located in almost the exact geographic center of the state. Along with Carson City, Trenton is one of the two state capitals that borders another state.

How big is New Jersey?

New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state in the country. It covers a total area of 8,721 square miles and has an estimated population of 8,791,894. It is the eleventh-most populous state in the United States.

Which is the largest city of New Jersey?

Newark is the largest city of New Jersey. It was founded in 1666, and is the county seat of Essex County. It is the 68th largest city in the country and covers an area of 26 square miles. It is also the largest municipality in the state. Located in the heart of New Jersey's Gateway Region, it is headquarters of various corporations such as PSEG. The estimated population of the city is 277,140.

What is the official nickname of New Jersey?

The official nickname of New Jersey is "The Garden State."

What is the official language of New Jersey?

There is no official language in New Jersey.

What is the religion of New Jersey?

Approximately 60% of the population in New Jersey has a religious affiliation. 40% of the population is Catholic, along with other Christian faiths. New Jersey has a small population of Jews and other eastern faiths.

Who is the political leader of New Jersey?

The government of New Jersey is divided into three branches: the executive, legislative, and judicial. The executive power is vested in the Governor while the legislative power is vested in the state legislature. The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie. He assumed office on January 19, 2010. Kim Guadagno is the first Lieutenant Governor of the state. She assumed office on January 19, 2010.

When did New Jersey achieve statehood?

Prior to statehood, New Jersey was known as the Province of New Jersey. It became the third state to ratify the constitution of the country on December 18, 1787.

What are some of the famous places in New Jersey?

Allaire State Park, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, High point State Park,New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, Nassau Hall, Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum, and Fort Monmouth are some of the notable places in New Jersey.

What is the economy of New Jersey like?

The economy on New Jersey is among the richest economies in the United States. New Jersey's gross state product in 2010 was $487 billion. Its per-capita income was $51, 358, the third-highest in the country. The economy of New Jersey is centered on the financial industry, pharmaceutical, food processing, telecommunications, electric equipment, and tourism.

The state is the second-largest producer of blueberry and the third-largest producer of cranberries and spinach in the country. It ranks fourth among states in bell peppers, peaches and head lettuce production. Other agricultural outputs are nursery stock, horses, vegetables, fruits and nuts, seafood, and diary products.

Last Updated on: June 9, 2017