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Results from the 2000 Census show that New Jersey’s population as of April 1, 2000 was 8,414,350.  The tables below contain population estimates by age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, sex, and county of residence as well as a table of the populations of the largest municipalities in New Jersey. 

New federal standards (OMB-15) required that the 2000 Census allow respondents to choose white, black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, some other race, or any combination of these six race groups to describe themselves.  In New Jersey, 2.5 percent of residents identified themselves as being of more than one race in the 2000 Census.  The OMB-15 guidelines will not go into effect for vital events data collection until 2003, therefore informants could only select one of five mutually exclusive race groups on birth, death, and fetal death certificates in 2000:  white, black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or other.  This complicates the calculation of race-specific rates since race data were not measured the same way in the numerator (e.g., the number of births or deaths) and the denominator (the population).  To address this statistical problem, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in collaboration with the Census Bureau, developed population estimates which assign multiple-race respondents to only one of the single-race categories to bridge the gap between the 2000 Census and the new vital event certificates in 2003.  Hence, these estimates are referred to as “bridged-race” population estimates.

The Department of Labor’s website has unbridged population and other Census data.

The Technical Notes section contains information on sources of data and racial and ethnic classification.



Bridged-Race Population Estimates by Age, Race, Sex, and Hispanic Origin, 2000:

Table P1

New Jersey

Table P2

Atlantic County

Table P3

Bergen County

Table P4

Burlington County

Table P5

Camden County

Table P6

Cape May County

Table P7

Cumberland County

Table P8

Essex County

Table P9

Gloucester County

Table P10

Hudson County

Table P11

Hunterdon County

Table P12

Mercer County

Table P13

Middlesex County

Table P14

Monmouth County

Table P15

Morris County

Table P16

Ocean County

Table P17

Passaic County

Table P18

Salem County

Table P19

Somerset County

Table P20

Sussex County

Table P21

Union County

Table P22

Warren County

Table P23

Municipalities with Populations Over 40,000

View/download all 2000 population tables:  Excel     PDF

Return to Health Statistics 2000 Index

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Go to Department of Labor State Data Center Web Site for demographic data (Census 2000 and 1990, annual population and household estimates), economic data, and data projections

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