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Encyclopedia > New Jersey
State of New Jersey
Flag of New Jersey State seal of New Jersey
Flag of New Jersey Seal
Nickname(s): Garden State[1]
Motto(s): Liberty and prosperity
Official language(s) English
Demonym New Jerseyan
Capital Trenton
Largest city Newark
Area  Ranked 47th in the US
 - Total 8,729 sq mi
(22,608 km²)
 - Width 70 miles (110 km)
 - Length 150 miles (240 km)
 - % water 14.9
 - Latitude 38° 56′ N to 41° 21′ N
 - Longitude 73° 54′ W to 75° 34′ W
Population  Ranked 11th in the US
 - Total 8,414,350 (8,724,560 as of 2006)
 - Density 1,134/sq mi 
438/km² (1st in the US)
 - Median income  $56,772 (2nd)
Elevation  
 - Highest point High Point[2]
1,803 ft  (550 m)
 - Mean 246 ft  (75.2 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[2]
0 ft  (0 m)
Admission to Union  December 18, 1787 (3rd)
Governor Jon Corzine
Lieutenant Governor None[3]
U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D)
Bob Menendez (D)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations NJ N.J. US-NJ
Website www.state.nj.us

New Jersey (pronounced /nuːˈdʒɝzi/) is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north by New York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the southwest by Delaware, and on the west by Pennsylvania. Parts of New Jersey lie within the sprawling metropolitan areas of New York and Philadelphia. New Jersey is a U.S. state. ... Nj can stand for: nj (letter), the 20th letter of the Albanian alphabet Nj, Њ or Nje letter, the 17th letter of the Cyrillic alphabet in Serbian language The two-letter abbreviation for the state of New Jersey, United States Napierville Junction Railway (AAR reporting mark NJ) The pen name of... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... Image File history File links New_Jersey_state_seal. ... The flag of New Jersey includes the emblem from the official Seal of New Jersey on a buff-colored background. ... 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Inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, the first European settlements in the area were established by the Swedes and Dutch in the early 1600s.[4] The State's name was taken from the largest of the English Channel Islands, Jersey. The English later seized control of the region, which was granted to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton as the colony of New Jersey. New Jersey was an important site during the American Revolutionary War; several decisive battles were fought there. The winter quarters of the revolutionary army were established twice by George Washington in Morristown, which was called the military capital of revolution. Later, working-class cities such as Paterson and Trenton helped to drive the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century. New Jersey's position at the center of the BosWash megalopolis, between Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., fueled its rapid growth through the suburban boom of the 1950s and beyond. As of 2008, New Jersey had more millionaire residents than any other state in the nation.[5] This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet (c. ... John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton (1602 – August 28, 1678) was the fifth and youngest son of Sir Maurice Berkeley. ... This article is about military actions only. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Nickname: Location of Morris County in New Jersey; Inset: Location of Morristown in Morris County Coordinates: , Country State County Morris Founded 1715 Incorporated April 6, 1865 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Donald Cresitello (D; term ends December 31, 2009. ... “Paterson” redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... The BosWash or Bosnywash or Boshington or Northeast Corridor or simply Northeast megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., including Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford and New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York... A megalopolis is defined as an extensive metropolitan area or a long chain of continuous metropolitan areas. ... Boston redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Millionairess redirects here. ...

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Geography

See also: List of New Jersey counties

New Jersey is bordered on the north and northeast by New York; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean; on the south and southwest by Delaware across Delaware Bay; and on the west by Pennsylvania across the Delaware River. Location of New Jersey in the world Location of New Jersey in the U.S.A. New Jersey is a state within the United States of America that lies on the eastern edge of the North American continent. ... List of New Jersey counties: New Jersey counties Atlantic County: formed in 1837 from part of Gloucester County. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas). ...

Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. It should be noted that Mercer County and Warren County are located in the 'Greater' New York Metropolitan Area and that Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties are in the 'Greater' Philadelphia Metropolitan Area
Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. It should be noted that Mercer County and Warren County are located in the 'Greater' New York Metropolitan Area and that Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties are in the 'Greater' Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

New Jersey can be thought of as five regions, based on natural geography and population. Northeastern New Jersey, the Gateway Region, lies within the New York metropolitan area, and some residents commute to the city to work. Northwestern New Jersey, or the "Skylands", is, compared to the northeast, more wooded, rural, and mountainous, but still a popular place to live. The "Shore" along the Atlantic Coast in the southeast has its own residence and lifestyle characteristics owing to the ocean. The southwest is within Metropolitan Philadelphia, and is included in the Delaware Valley. The fifth region is the Pine Barrens in the interior of the southern part and is covered rather extensively by mixed pine and oak forest, and as such has a much lower population density than much of the rest of the state. Image File history File links New_Jersey_Counties_by_metro_area_labeled. ... Image File history File links New_Jersey_Counties_by_metro_area_labeled. ... MSAs and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro New Jersey has seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... The Gateway Region refers to the area in northeastern New Jersey closet to New York City, and encompasses Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic and Union counties. ... New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... The Delaware Valley is a term used widely to refer to the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. ... For other Pine Barrens, see List of pine barrens; for a discussion of the ecotype, see pine barrens Lake Atsion in the Pine Barrens Map of the Pine Barrens The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands, are a heavily forested area covering 1. ...


New Jersey can also be broadly divided into three geographic regions: North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey. Some people do not consider Central Jersey a region in its own right, but many believe it is a separate geographic and cultural area from the North and South. Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. ... Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The federal Office of Management and Budget divides New Jersey's counties into seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas, including sixteen counties in the New York City or Philadelphia metro areas. Four counties have independent metro areas, and Warren County joins another Pennsylvania-based metro area. (See Metropolitan Statistical Areas of New Jersey for details.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a body within the Executive Office of the President of the United States which is tasked with coordinating United States Federal agencies. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with New Jersey census statistical areas. ...


It is also at the center of the Boston to Washington megalopolis. The BosWash or Bosnywash or Boshington or Northeast Corridor or simply Northeast megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., including Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford and New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York...


Additionally, the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth, & Tourism Commission divides the state into six distinct regions to facilitate the state's tourism industry. The regions are:

High Point, in Montague Township, Sussex County, is the highest elevation, at 1,803 feet (550 m). The Palisades are a line of steep cliffs on the lower west side of the Hudson River. The Gateway Region refers to the area in northeastern New Jersey closet to New York City, and encompasses Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic and Union counties. ... Hudson County is in New Jersey, U.S.A, with its county seat in Jersey City6. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... Bergen and Passaic counties, 1872 Passaic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Skylands Region refers to an area in Northwest New Jersey that is part of the New York - New Jersey Highlands, near the borders with New York and Pennsylvania. ... The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Hunterdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Shore Region of the state of New Jersey encompasses Monmouth and Ocean Counties. ... Monmouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the New York metropolitan area. ... Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Delaware River Region refers to an area in Western New Jersey along the Delaware River border with Pennsylvania. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Salem County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... For other uses, see High Point (disambiguation). ... Montague Township is a township located in Sussex County, New Jersey. ... The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Palisades is also a general term for steep cliffs next to a river. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and...


Major rivers include the Hudson, Delaware, Raritan, Passaic, Hackensack, Rahway, Musconetcong, Mullica, Rancocas, Manasquan, Maurice, and Toms rivers. This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas). ... The Raritan River is a major river of central New Jersey in the United States. ... The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey The Passaic River is a tributary of Newark Bay, approximately 80 mi (129 km long), in northern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Hackensack River, as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike. ... Looking northwest at City of Rahway water works, September 22, 2005 The Rahway River is a river, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long, in northeastern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Musconetcong River is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 44 mi (71 km) long, in northwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Mullica River is a river, approximately 55 mi (90 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ... Rancocas Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long, in southwestern New Jersey in United States. ... The Manasquan River is a major waterway in central New Jersey. ... The Maurice River is a river, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ... Toms River is a river, approximately 19 mi (31 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ...


Sandy Hook, along the eastern coast, is a popular recreational beach. It is a barrier spit and an extension of the Barnegat Peninsula along the state's Atlantic Ocean coast. Sandy Hook from the top of Twin Lights Lighthouse, Highlands, NJ. Sandy Hook is a narrow coastal spit of land, approximately 6 miles in length and 0. ... A spit is a deposition landform found off coasts. ... The Barnegat Peninsula, also known as the Island Beach Peninsula, is a long, narrow barrier peninsula located in Ocean County, New Jersey, that divides the Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. ...


Areas managed by the National Park Service include: The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...

Prominent geographic features include: The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. ... Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, administered by the National Park Service, preserves almost 70,000 acres (283 km²) of land along the Delaware Rivers New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores. ... Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, administered by the National Park Service, preserves almost 70,000 acres (283 km²) of land along the Delaware Rivers New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores. ... For more than forty years, the laboratory created by Thomas Alva Edison in West Orange, New Jersey, had enormous impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide. ... Map of West Orange Township in Essex County West Orange is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Ellis Island immigrants as depicted in a USPS stamp Ellis Island, in the joint jurisdiction of New Jersey and New York, is located in New York Harbor at the mouth of the Hudson River. ... Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,607 acre (105 km²) recreation area owned by the United States government in the New York City metropolitan area. ... The Great Egg Harbor River (known locally as the Great Egg) is a river, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Morristown National Historical Park consists of three units, the Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense, and Jockey Hollow. ... Nickname: Location of Morris County in New Jersey; Inset: Location of Morristown in Morris County Coordinates: , Country State County Morris Founded 1715 Incorporated April 6, 1865 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Donald Cresitello (D; term ends December 31, 2009. ... The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route extends along New Jerseys Atlantic Ocean shore for nearly 300 miles, from Perth Amboy to Cape May and westward along the Delaware Bay to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. ... New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (also known as Pinelands National Reserve) is an affiliated area of the National Park Service in southeastern New Jersey. ...

The Delaware Water Gap is on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where the Delaware River traverses a large ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey, about 26 miles west of Manhattans Times Square. ... The New York - New Jersey Highlands is a geological formation composed primarily of precambrian igneous and metamorphic rock running from the Delaware River near Musconetcong Mountain, northeast through the Skylands region of New Jersey along the Bearfort Ridge and the Ramapo Mountains, Sterling Forest, Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks... New Jersey Meadowlands from Route 7 This article is about the wetlands. ... For other Pine Barrens, see List of pine barrens; for a discussion of the ecotype, see pine barrens Lake Atsion in the Pine Barrens Map of the Pine Barrens The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands, are a heavily forested area covering 1. ... South Mountain Reservation covers 2,047. ...

Climate

Sussex Cape May
High Low High Low
January 34 (1) 14 (-10) 42 (6) 27 (-3)
February 38 (3) 16 (-9) 43 (6) 28 (-2)
March 47 (8) 25 (-4) 51 (11) 35 (2)
April 59 (15) 35 (2) 60 (16) 43 (6)
May 70 (21) 45 (7) 69 (21) 53 (12)
June 78 (26) 54 (12) 78 (26) 62 (17)
July 83 (28) 59 (15) 84 (29) 67 (19)
August 82 (28) 57 (14) 83 (28) 66 (19)
September 74 (23) 49 (9) 77 (25) 60 (16)
October 63 (17) 37 (3) 66 (19) 49 (9)
November 51 (11) 30 (-1) 56 (13) 40 (4)
December 39 (4) 21 (-6) 47 (8) 31 (-1)

Most of New Jersey has a temperate climate, with very warm or hot, humid summers and somewhat cold winters. Southern areas of the state, including Cape May and Cumberland counties, are now considered to be in the humid subtropical climate zone. During the hurricane season, tropical cyclones can hit New Jersey, though it is uncommon for one to remain at hurricane strength so far to the north. During the winter months, nor'easters can dump heavy amounts of precipitation across the state. Because of its dense population and because most communities of northern New Jersey do not have the widespread reservoir system of neighboring Greater New York City, the slightest dry season leads to drought warnings; but because there are many streams and rivers close to these communities, the slightest above average rainfall causes frequent flooding as many parts of Northern New Jersey are part of a flood plain. In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ... Cape May County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... Hurricane seaons can refer to : The Atlantic hurricane season The Pacific hurricane season This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ... Satellite image of the intense noreaster responsible for the North American blizzard of 2006. ... ... Fields outside Benambra, Victoria, Australia suffering from drought conditions A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Floodplain. ...


The yearly precipitation is about 44" (1100 mm) and about 14 to 30" (38 - 78 cm) of snow per winter season.


The temperatures vary greatly from the northernmost part of New Jersey to the southernmost part of New Jersey. For example, these are the average high and low temperatures for Cape May, near the state's southernmost ocean-facing point, and Sussex, in the mountainous northwest: Cape May City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Sussex is a borough located in Sussex County, New Jersey. ...


History

Main article: History of New Jersey

Around 180 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period, New Jersey bordered North Africa. The pressure of the collision between North America and Africa gave rise to the Appalachian Mountains. Around 18,000 years ago, the Ice Age resulted in glaciers that reached New Jersey. As the glaciers retreated, they left behind Lake Passaic, as well as many rivers, swamps, and gorges.[6] The written history of New Jersey began with the exploration of the Jersey Coast by Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524, though the region had been settled for millennia by Native Americans. ... The Jurassic period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 195 million years BP at the end of the Triassic to 135 million years BP at the beginning of the Cretaceous. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... This article is about the geological formation. ... Glacial Lake Passaic was prehistoric proglacial lake that existed in northern New Jersey in the United States at the end of the last ice age approximately 13,000 years ago. ...


New Jersey was originally settled by Native Americans, primarily the Lenni-Lenape. The Lenape were loosely organized groups that practiced small-scale agriculture (mainly based on corn) in order to increase their largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region surrounding the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. The Lenape society was divided into matrilinear clans that were based upon common female ancestors. These clans were organized into three distinct phratries identified by their animal sign: Turtle, Turkey, and Wolf. They first encountered the Dutch in the early 1600s, and their primary relationship with the Europeans was through fur trade. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... For the language, see Lenape language. ... This article is about the maize plant. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas). ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... New York City waterways: 1. ... Matrilineality is a system in which one belongs to ones mothers lineage; it may also involve the inheritance of property or titles through the female line. ... A phratry (Greek φρατρία, brotherhood, kinfolk, derived from φρατήρ - brother, see also frater) is an anthropological term for a kinship division consisting of two or more distinct clans which are considered a single unit, but which retain separate indentities within the phratry. ... For other uses, see Turtle (disambiguation). ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ...


Colonial era

Since the state's inception, New Jersey has been characterized by ethnic and religious diversity. New England Congregationalists settled alongside Scottish Presbyterians and Dutch Reformed migrants from New York. While the majority of residents lived in towns with individual landholdings of 100 acres (0.4 km²), a few rich proprietors owned vast estates. English Quakers and Anglicans owned large landholdings. New Jersey remained agrarian and rural throughout the colonial era, and commercial farming only developed sporadically. Some townships, though, like Burlington and Perth Amboy, emerged as important ports for shipping to New York and Philadelphia. The colony's fertile lands and tolerant religious policy drew more settlers, and New Jersey boasted a population of 120,000 by 1775. Main article: History of New Jersey The Colonial History of New Jersey began in 1609 with the discovery of Cape May by Sir Henry Hudson. ... Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation indepedently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The Dutch Reformed Church or Netherlands Reformed Church (in Dutch: Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk (NHK)) is a denomination of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ...


Much of New Jersey was claimed by the Dutch. The Dutch colony of New Netherland consisted of parts of modern New York (New Amsterdam) and New Jersey. Although the European principle of land ownership was not recognized by the Lenape, Dutch policy required formal purchase of all land settled upon, and the first such purchase was of Manhattan, by Peter Minuit. States which were part of New Netherlands Map based on Adriaen Blocks 1614 expedition to New Netherland, featuring the first use of the name. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Peter Minuit Peter Minuit == Life and work == Minuits Walloon family, originally from the city of Tournai, was one of many Protestant families that fled persecution from the Roman Catholic government of the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium), and found refuge in the Dutch Republic and Protestant parts of the...


The entire region became a territory of England in 1664, when an English fleet under the command of Colonel Richard Nicolls sailed into what is today New York Harbor and took over the colony, against extremely low resistance. Motto Dieu et mon droit(French) God and my right Territory of the Kingdom of England Capital Winchester; London from 11th century Language(s) Old English (de facto, until 1066) Anglo-Norman language (de jure, 1066 - 15th century) English (de facto, gradually replaced French from late 13th century) Government Monarchy... Richard Nicolls (born 1624 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire; died May 28, 1672 on the North Sea, off Suffolk) was the first American colonial governor of New York. ... New York Harbor, a geographic term, refers collectively to the rivers, bays, and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson River in the vicinity of New York City. ...


During the English Civil War the Channel Isle of Jersey remained loyal to the Crown and gave sanctuary to the King. It was from the Royal Square in St. Helier that Charles II of England was first proclaimed King in 1649, following the execution of his father, Charles I. The North American lands were divided by Charles II, who gave his brother, the Duke of York (later King James II) the region between New England and Maryland as a proprietary colony (as opposed to a royal colony). James then granted the land between the Hudson River and the Delaware River (the land that would become New Jersey) to two friends who had remained loyal through the English Civil War: Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkeley of Stratton. For other uses, see English Civil War (disambiguation). ... This article is about the British dependencies. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. ... James II and VII (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701)[2] was King of England, King of Scots,[1] and King of Ireland from 6 February 1685 to 11 December 1688. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas). ... For other uses, see English Civil War (disambiguation). ... Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet (c. ... John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton (1602 – August 28, 1678) was the fifth and youngest son of Sir Maurice Berkeley. ...


Settlement for the first 10 years of English rule was in the Hudson River region and came primarily from New England. On March 18, 1673, Berkeley sold his half of the colony to Quakers in England (with William Penn acting as trustee for a time), who settled the Delaware Valley region as a Quaker colony. New Jersey was governed very briefly as two distinct provinces, East and West Jersey, for 28 years between 1674 and 1702. In 1702, the two provinces were reunited under a royal, rather than a proprietary, governor. Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury became the first governor of the colony as a royal colony. Lord Cornbury was an ineffective and corrupt ruler, taking bribes and speculating on land, so in 1708 he was recalled to England. New Jersey was then ruled by the governors of New York, but this infuriated the settlers of New Jersey, who accused those governors of favoritism to New York. Judge Lewis Morris led the case for a separate governor, and was appointed governor by King George II in 1738[7]. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1673 (MDCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Quaker redirects here. ... For other uses, see William Penn (disambiguation). ... Edward Hyde may refer to several different people, including: Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674), English historian and statesman Edward Hyde (c. ... This article is about the state. ... Lewis Morris (October 15, 1671 - May 21, 1746), chief justice of New York and British governor of New Jersey, was the first lord of the manor of Morrisania in New York. ... George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ...


Revolutionary War era

Rutgers University was originally chartered as Queen's College in 1766, and possesses a variety of architectural styles.
Rutgers University was originally chartered as Queen's College in 1766, and possesses a variety of architectural styles.

New Jersey was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. The New Jersey Constitution of 1776 was passed July 2, 1776, just two days before the Second Continental Congress declared American Independence from Britain. It was an act of the Provincial Congress, which made itself into the state Legislature. To reassure neutrals, it provided that it would become void if New Jersey reached a reconciliation with Great Britain. Main article: History of New Jersey As the location of many major battles, New Jersey was pivotal in the American Revolution and the ultimate victory of the American colonists. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 836 KB) Summary Old Queens, at Rutgers University, on a wintry day, as photographed by User:Rickyrab. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 836 KB) Summary Old Queens, at Rutgers University, on a wintry day, as photographed by User:Rickyrab. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Betsy Ross purportedly sewed the first American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes representing each of the 13 colonies. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1776 (disambiguation). ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence depicts the five-man drafting committee presenting the first draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress. ...


New Jersey representatives Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, and Abraham Clark were among the men who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. Richard Stockton: There is more than one person sharing this name. ... John Witherspoon Dr. John Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. ... Francis Hopkinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For other persons named John Hart, see John Hart (disambiguation). ... Abraham Clark (February 15, 1725—September 15, 1794) was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. ... The United States Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were Free and Independent States and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to...


During the American Revolutionary War, British and American armies crossed New Jersey numerous times and several pivotal battles took place in the state. Because of this, New Jersey today is often referred to as "The Crossroads of the Revolution." This article is about military actions only. ...


On December 25, 1776, the Continental Army under George Washington crossed the Delaware River and engaged the unprepared Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton. Slightly more than a week after victory at Trenton, on January 3, 1777, the American forces gained an important victory by stopping Cornwallis's charges at the Second Battle of Trenton. By evading Cornwallis's army, Washington made a surprise attack on Princeton, and successfully defeated the British forces there. is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1776 (disambiguation). ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas). ... The term Hessian refers to the inhabitants of the German state of Hesse. ... Belligerents Continental Army a Hessian Brigade Commanders George Washington Johann Rall† Strength 2,400 18 guns [1] 1,400 6 guns [2] Casualties and losses 2 dead, On the march 4 wounded 23 dead, 92 wounded, 913 captured The Battle of Trenton was a battle which took place on December... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Cornwallis redirects here. ... The Second Battle of Trenton took place on January 2, 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. ... Nassau Street, Princetons main street. ...


Later, American forces under Washington met the forces under General Henry Clinton at the Battle of Monmouth in an indecisive engagement. Washington attempted to take the British column by surprise; when the British army attempted to flank the Americans, the Americans retreated in disorder. The ranks were later reorganized and withstood the British charges. General Sir Henry Clinton K.B. Commander-in-Chief of British troops in America. ... Combatants United States of America Great Britain Commanders George Washington Sir Henry Clinton Strength 11,000 10,000 Casualties 69 killed, 37 died of heat-stroke 160 wounded 95 missing Total: 361 65 killed 59 died of heat-stroke 170 wounded 50 captured 14 missing Total: 358 The Battle of...


In the summer of 1783, the Continental Congress met in Nassau Hall at Princeton University, making Princeton the nation's capital for four months. It was there that the Continental Congress learned of the signing of the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the war. The Continental Congress was the first national government of the United States. ... Nassau Hall (or Old Nassau) is the oldest building at Princeton University in the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey (USA). ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Nassau Street, Princetons main street. ... Painting by Benjamin West depicting (from left to right) John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. ...


New Jersey was the third state to ratify the United States Constitution, which was overwhelmingly popular in New Jersey, as it prevented New York and Pennsylvania from charging and keeping tariffs on goods imported from Europe. In November 20, 1789, the state became the first in the newly-formed Union to ratify the Bill of Rights. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The United States Bill of Rights consists of the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. ...


The 1776 New Jersey State Constitution gave the vote to "all inhabitants" who had a certain level of wealth. This included both women and blacks; although not married women, who could not own property. Both sides, in several elections, claimed that the other side had had unqualified women vote, and mocked them for use of "petticoat electors" (entitled to vote or not); on the other hand, both parties passed Voting Rights Acts. In 1807, the legislature passed a bill interpreting the constitution to mean universal white male suffrage, excluding paupers. (This was less revolutionary than it sounds: the "constitution" was itself only an act of the legislature.)[8] The Constitution of the State of New Jersey is the basic governing document of the State of New Jersey. ...


Nineteenth century

On February 15, 1804, New Jersey became the last northern state to abolish new slavery and enacted legislation that slowly phased out existing slavery. This lead to a gradual scale-down of the slave population, but by the close of the Civil War about a dozen African-Americans in New Jersey were still apprenticed freedmen. New Jersey initially refused to ratify the Constitutional Amendments banning slavery and granting rights to America's Black population. Main article: History of New Jersey New Jersey in the Nineteenth Century lead the United States into the Industrial Revolution. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Slave redirects here. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... A freedman is a former slave who has been manumitted or emancipated. ...


In 1844, the second state constitution was ratified and brought into effect. Counties thereby became districts for the State Senate, and some realignment of boundaries (including the creation of Mercer County) immediately followed. This provision was retained in the 1947 Constitution, but was overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1962 by the decision Baker v. Carr. While the Governorship was stronger than under the 1776 constitution, the constitution of 1844 created many offices that were not responsible to him, or to the people, and it gave him a three-year term, but he could not succeed himself. The Constitution of the State of New Jersey is the basic governing document of the State of New Jersey. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ... Holding The reapportionment of state legislative districts is not a political question, and is justiciable by the federal courts. ...


Unlike the Revolutionary War, no Civil War battles took place within the state. However, throughout the course of the Civil War, over 80,000 enlisted in the Northern army to defeat the Southern Confederacy. Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia...


New Jersey was one of the few states to reject President Abraham Lincoln twice in national elections, and sided with Stephen Douglas and George B. McClellan during their campaigns. McClellan later became governor. During the war, the state was led first by Republican Governor Charles Smith Olden, then by Democrat Joel Parker. For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Stephen A. Douglas Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861), American politician from Illinois, was one of the Democratic Party nominees for President in 1860 (the other being John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky). ... For the 1960s commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, see George McClellan (police commissioner). ... Charles Smith Olden (February 19, 1799 – April 7, 1876) was Governor of New Jersey from 1860 to 1863. ... Joel Parker (November 24, 1816 – January 2, 1888) was an American politician, best known as the Governor of the State of New Jersey from 1863-1866 and from 1871-1874. ...


In the Industrial Revolution, cities like Paterson grew and prospered. Previously, the economy had been largely agrarian, which was problematically subject to crop failures and poor soil. This caused a shift to a more industrialized economy, one based on manufactured commodities such as textiles and silk. Inventor Thomas Edison also became an important figure of the Industrial Revolution, having been granted 1,093 patents, many of which for inventions he developed while working in New Jersey. Transportation was greatly improved as locomotion and steamboats were introduced to New Jersey. A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... “Paterson” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... For other uses of this word, see Silk (disambiguation). ... This is a list of inventors. ... Edison redirects here. ... In a general sense, locomotion simply means active movement or travel, applying not just to biological individuals. ... For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ...


Iron mining was also a prevalent industry during the middle to late 1800s. Mines such as Mt. Hope, Mine Hill and the Rockaway Valley Mines created a thriving industry, which spawned new towns and was one of the driving forces behind the need for the Morris Canal. This heap of iron ore pellets will be used in steel production. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ... 1827 map The Morris Canal was an anthracite-carrying canal that incorporated a series of water-driven inclined planes in its course across northern New Jersey in the United States. ...


Twentieth century

Through both World Wars, New Jersey was a center for war production, especially in naval construction. Battleships, cruisers, and destroyers were all made in this state. In addition, Fort Dix (1917) (originally called "Camp Dix"),[9] Camp Merritt(1917)[10] and Camp Kilmer(1941),[11] were all constructed to help American soldiers through both World Wars. New Jersey also became a principal location for defense in the Cold War. Fourteen Nike Missile stations were constructed, especially for the defense of New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PT-109, commanded by Lt.(jg) John F. Kennedy, was built at the Elco Boatworks in Bayonne, and the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) was briefly docked at the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne in the 1950s before she was sent to Japan to be scrapped. In 1962, the world's first nuclear powered cargo ship, the NS Savannah was launched at Camden. Main article: History of New Jersey New Jersey in the Twentieth Century played a large role in the two World Wars and the Cold War, and rose and fell through the 1920s and 1930s. ... For other monuments to freedom, see Monument of Liberty. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... Fort Dix is a census-designated place located in Burlington County, New Jersey. ... Camp Merritt was a camp in Cresskill, in Bergen County, New Jersey, that was activated for use in World War I. It was from this camp that thousands of soldiers were deployed to Hoboken, New Jersey before being shipped off to Europe. ... Camp Kilmer was activated in June 1942 as a staging area and part of an installation of the New York Port of Embarkation. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Launch of a Nike Zeus missile Project Nike was a US Army project, proposed in May 1945 by Bell Labs, to develop a line-of-sight anti-aircraft missile system. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... PT-109 redirects here. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... USS Enterprise (CV-6) was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy and the seventh US Navy ship of that name. ... NS Savannah, the first nuclear powered civilian ship NS Savannah, named for SS Savannah, the first steam-powered vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean, was the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, one of only four nuclear-powered cargo ships ever built. ...


New Jersey became a prosperous state through the Roaring Twenties but fell from prosperity under the Great Depression. Begging licenses were even offered to the unemployed by the state government in order to provide money for those who could not be helped by the exhausted state funds.[12] During this time period, the zeppelin Hindenburg infamously went up in flames over Lakehurst, and the SS Morro Castle beached itself on the Jersey Shore after going up in flames while at sea. For the film, see The Roaring Twenties. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... LZ 129 Hindenburg was a German zeppelin that was destroyed by fire while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937. ... Lakehurst is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... SS Morro Castle The SS Morro Castle was a luxury cruise ship of the 1930s that was built for the Ward Line for runs between New York City and Havana, Cuba. ...


In the 1960s, several race riots sprang up in New Jersey, the first of which occurred in Jersey City on August 2, 1964. Several other riots ensued in 1967, in the cities of Newark and Plainfield. Camden also dealt with race riots in 1971. A race riot or racial riot is an outbreak of violent civil unrest in which race is a key factor. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... The 1967 Newark Riots were a major civil disturbance that occurred in the city of Newark, New Jersey between July 12 and July 17, 1967. ... The Plainfield Riot was the second most violent disturbance to occur in New Jersey during the summer of 1967, only the major rioting (1967 Newark riots) in Newark, New Jersey, surpassed it. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ...


Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, New Jersey was afflicted by nor'easters that caused blizzards and flooding. Those are rather common storms in New Jersey and elsewhere on the east coast of the US, although hurricanes and tropical storms occasionally come to visit, such as Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Satellite image of the intense noreaster responsible for the North American blizzard of 2006. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... Lowest pressure 921 mbar (hPa; 27. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 184,139
1800 211,149 14.7%
1810 245,562 16.3%
1820 277,575 13.0%
1830 320,823 15.6%
1840 373,306 16.4%
1850 489,555 31.1%
1860 672,035 37.3%
1870 906,096 34.8%
1880 1,131,116 24.8%
1890 1,444,933 27.7%
1900 1,883,669 30.4%
1910 2,537,167 34.7%
1920 3,155,900 24.4%
1930 4,041,334 28.1%
1940 4,160,165 2.9%
1950 4,835,329 16.2%
1960 6,066,782 25.5%
1970 7,168,164 18.2%
1980 7,364,823 2.7%
1990 7,730,188 5.0%
2000 8,414,350 8.9%
Est. 2006 8,724,560 3.7%

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State population

Residents of New Jersey are most commonly referred to as "New Jerseyans" or "New Jerseyites." The United States Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2006, estimated New Jersey's population at 8,724,560,[13] which represents an increase of 310,213, or 3.7%, since the last census in 2000.[14] This includes a natural increase since the last census of 254,766 people (that is 705,812 births minus 451,046 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 79,211 people into the state.[14] Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 357,111 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 277,900 people.[14] There are 1.6 million foreign-born living in the state (accounting for 19.2% of the population).[15] The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


As of 2006, New Jersey is the eleventh-most populous state, but the most densely populated, at 1,174 residents per square mile (453 per km²), although the density varies widely across the state. It is also the second wealthiest state in the United States according to the United States Census Bureau.[16]


The center of population for New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, in the town of Milltown, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike (see map of location).[17] Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Milltown is a Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. ... This article is about the modern freeway. ...


Race, ethnicity, and ancestry

Demographics of New Jersey (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native — NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 79.16% 14.98% 0.61% 6.28% 0.13%
2000 (Hispanic only) 11.87% 1.29% 0.20% 0.10% 0.05%
2005 (total population) 77.68% 15.19% 0.66% 7.70% 0.15%
2005 (Hispanic only) 13.66% 1.45% 0.22% 0.12% 0.06%
Growth 2000–2005 (total population) 1.68% 5.01% 11.60% 27.06% 18.52%
Growth 2000–2005 (non-Hispanic only) -1.41% 3.89% 8.86% 27.17% 17.30%
Growth 2000–2005 (Hispanic only) 19.21% 16.92% 17.36% 20.28% 20.68%

New Jersey is one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse states in the country. It has the second largest Jewish population by percentage after New York;[18] the second largest Muslim population by percent (after Michigan); the third highest Asian population by percent, the third highest Italian-American population by percent of any state according to the 2000 Census; and a large percentage of the population is Black, White American, Hispanic American, Arab American, and Asian American. It has the second highest Indian American population of any state by absolute numbers.[19][20][21][22] Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of both cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a particular social space. ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... This article is about the state. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Predominantly Christianity and Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... Arab Americans constitute an ethnicity made up of several waves of immigrants from 22 Morocco in the west to Oman in the east. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... For an article on American Indians see Native Americans. ...


The five largest ancestry groups are: Italian (17.9%), Irish (15.9%), African (13.6%), German (12.6%), Polish (6.9%). An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship. ... Irish Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánach) are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in the west European island of Ireland. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... German Americans (German Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of ethnic German ancestry and currently form the largest ancestry group in the United States, accounting for 17% of the U.S. population. ... A Polish American is an American citizen of Polish descent. ...


Newark and Camden are two of the poorest cities in America, but New Jersey as a whole has the second highest median household income among the states.[23] This is largely because so much of New Jersey consists of suburbs, most of them affluent, of New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey is also the most densely populated state in the nation, and the only state that has had every one of its counties deemed "urban" as defined by the Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area.[24] Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...


The state has very sizable enclaves of different language speaking communities. Some of these include (by ranking)

  • Spanish-spoken in many of the Hudson County towns, especially Union City.
  • Portuguese-spoken throughout the entire state, but Brazilian Portuguese is common in Newark.
  • Italian-spoken throughout the state also, but is concentrated in the towns of Hudson and Essex counties.
New Jersey population distribution

The dominant race, ethnicity, or ancestry by county, according to the 2000 Census, are the following: Image File history File links New_Jersey_Population_Map. ... Image File history File links New_Jersey_Population_Map. ...

  • Italian - Bergen, Morris, Somerset, Ocean, Monmouth, Mercer, Middlesex, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Atlantic, Cumberland[25]
  • Irish - Sussex, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cape May[25]
  • Black - Essex[25]
  • German - Warren, Hunterdon, Salem[25]

6.7% of its population were reported as under 5, 24.8% under 18, and 13.2% were 65 or older. Females made up approximately 51.5% of the population.


According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 12.31% of the population aged 5 and over speak Spanish at home, while 1.48% speak Italian.[26] The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Religion

Distributions of religions in New Jersey (2001)[27]
Religious group %
Catholic 37
None 15
Baptist 8
Methodist 6
Refused to identify 5
Christian
(no denomination stated)
4
Jewish
(by religion only)
4
Other 4
Presbyterian 4
Lutheran 3
Episcopalian/Anglican 2
Protestant 2
Jehovah's Witness 1
Mormon/LDS 1
Muslim/Islamic 1
Non-denominational 1
Pentecostal 1
Assemblies of God *
Buddhist *
Church of Christ *
Church of God *
Congregational/UCC *
Evangelical *
Seventh Day Adventist *

 *Less than 0.5%


Economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that New Jersey's total state product in 2004 was $416 billion.[28] Its per capita personal income in 2004 was $41,636, 2nd in the U.S. and 126% of the national average of $33,041.[29] Its median household income is the highest in the nation with $55,146. It is ranked 2nd in the nation by the number of places with per capita incomes above national average with 76.4%. Nine of New Jersey's counties are in the wealthiest 100 of the country. New Jersey faces a deficit that could be as large as 3 billion for the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2008.[30] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (772x768, 939 KB) Source http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (772x768, 939 KB) Source http://www. ... The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the economy of the United States. ... A budget deficit occurs when an entity (often a government) spends more money than it takes in. ...


New Jersey has seven tax brackets for determining income tax rates. The rates range from 1.4 to 8.97%. The standard sales tax rate is 7%, applicable to all retail sales unless specifically exempt by law. Exemptions include most food items for at-home preparation, medicines, clothing (except fur items), footwear, and disposable paper products for use in the home. Approximately 30 New Jersey municipalities are designated as Urban Enterprise Zones and shoppers are charged a 3½% tax rate, half of the rate charged outside the UEZs. Sections of Elizabeth and Jersey City are examples of communities that are subject to the lower sales tax rate. All real property located in the state is subject to property tax unless specifically exempted by statute. New Jersey does not assess an intangible personal property tax, but it does impose an inheritance tax. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... Urban enterprise zones encourage development in blighted neighborhoods by offering entrepreneurs and investors tax and regulatory relief if they start businesses in the area. ... Union County Court House Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Industry

Cranberry harvest
Cranberry harvest

New Jersey's economy is centered around the pharmaceutical industry, chemical development, food processing, telecommunications, electric equipment, printing and publishing, and tourism. New Jersey's agricultural outputs are nursery stock, horses, vegetables, fruits and nuts, seafood, and dairy products. Download high resolution version (3157x2125, 3095 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (3157x2125, 3095 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


New Jersey has a strong scientific economy. New Jersey is home to major pharmaceutical firms such as Johnson and Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, Pfizer, Merck, Wyeth, Hoffman-LaRoche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Schering-Plough. New Jersey is home to major telecommunications firms such as Verizon Wireless, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T Communications. Furthermore, New Jersey draws upon its large and well-educated labor pool which also supports the myriad of industries that exist today. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is an international Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices manufacturer founded in 1885. ... Sanofi-aventis (Euronext: SAN, NYSE: SNY), headquartered in Paris, France, is one of the 3 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, along with Pfizer,GlaxoSmithKline. ... Novartis headquarters in Basel Suffern, New York: the sole Novartis pharmaceutical production facility in the United States. ... Pfizer Incorporated (NYSE: PFE) is a major pharmaceutical company, which ranks number one in the world in sales[2]. The company is based in New York City. ... Merck & Co. ... Wyeth, formerly known as American Home Products, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. ... Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. ... Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), colloquially referred to as BMS, is a pharmaceutical corporation, formed by a 1989 merger between pharmaceutical companies Bristol-Myers Company, founded in 1887 by William McLaren Bristol and John Ripley Myers in Clinton, NY (both were graduates of Hamilton College), and Squibb Corporation. ... Schering-Plough Corporation is a pharmaceutical company started in Germany by Ernst Schering in 1851. ... Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ... Avaya Inc. ... Alcatel Lucent (or Alcatel-Lucent according to some sources) is the name of the new company formed after the merge agreement signed by Alcatel and Lucent Technologies. ... AT&T Communications, Inc. ...


Shipping is a strong industry in New Jersey because of the state's strategic location. The Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal was the world's first container port and is one of the world's largest container ports. New Jersey also has a strong presence in chemical development, refining and food processing operations. Container port facilities at Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, seen from Bayonne, New Jersey. ...


New Jersey is the ultimate bedroom community since the state is right next to New York City and Philadelphia. Thus, there is a strong service economy in New Jersey serving residents who work in New York City or Philadelphia. Some of these industries include retail sales, education and real estate. Newark Liberty International Airport is ranked seventh among the nation's busiest airports and among the top 20 busiest airports in the world. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ...


New Jersey hosts several business headquarters, including twenty-four Fortune 500 companies.[31] Paramus is noted for having one of the highest retail sales per person ratios in the nation. The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Paramus (IPA: ) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Several New Jersey counties such as Somerset (7), Morris (10), Hunterdon (13), Bergen (21), Monmouth (42) counties have been ranked among the highest-income counties in the United States. Four others are also in the top 100. Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... Hunterdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... Monmouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the New York metropolitan area. ... There are 3,142 counties in the United States. ...


Federal taxation disparity

New Jersey has the highest imbalance of any state in the United States between what it gives to the federal government and what it receives. In fiscal year 2005, New Jersey taxpayers gave the federal government $77 billion dollars but only received $55 billion dollars back. This difference is higher than any other state and means that for every $1.00 New Jersey taxpayers send to Washington, the state only receives $0.61 dollars back. This calculation is applied correctly after making the federal government deficit neutral as sometimes the federal government spends more than it takes in.[32] As of 2005, New Jersey has never been above 48th in rank for per capita federal spending (with a rank of 50th for the majority of that time) since 1982 while being 2nd or 3rd in the per capita federal taxes paid to Washington. Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ...


As a result, New Jersey runs into deficits frequently and has one of the highest tax burdens in the nation.[33] Factors for this include the large federal tax liability which is not adjusted for New Jersey's higher cost of living and Medicaid funding formulas. Incomes tend to be higher in New Jersey as shown by the study which puts people in higher tax brackets especially vulnerable to the alternative minimum tax, however such higher salaries are negated by the high taxes when you include the high property and state/local income taxes and the low rate of return by the federal government which may cause those high taxes.


Natural resources

New Jersey's greatest natural resource is its location, which has made the state a crossroads of commerce. Other commercial advantages include its extensive transportation system, which puts one quarter of all United States consumers within overnight delivery range. Lake and seaside resorts such as Atlantic City have contributed to New Jersey's rank of fifth among the states in revenues from tourism.


Despite more than three centuries of development almost half of New Jersey is still wooded. The chief tree of the northern forests is the oak. A large part of the southern section is in pine. Jersey oak has been used extensively in shipbuilding.


The mineral resources in New Jersey are small. The state, however, does rank high in smelting and refining minerals from other states. Some mining activity does still take place in the area in and around the Franklin Furnace, which was long a center of zinc production (see New Jersey Zinc Company). Franklin Furnace is a famous mineral location for rare zinc, iron, manganese minerals in old mines in Franklin, New Jersey USA. This locale produced more species of minerals (over 300) and more different fluorescent minerals than any other location. ... General Name, symbol, number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Standard atomic weight 65. ... The New Jersey Zinc Company was for many years the largest producer of zinc and zinc products in the United States. ...


Transportation

Roadways

Map of New Jersey showing major transportation networks and cities
Map of New Jersey showing major transportation networks and cities
The George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey to New York City is one of the world's busiest bridges in terms of vehicular traffic.
The George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey to New York City is one of the world's busiest bridges in terms of vehicular traffic.[34]
See also: List of New Jersey State Highways

The New Jersey Turnpike is one of the best-known and most-trafficked roadways in the United States. This toll road carries interstate traffic between Delaware and New York, and the East Coast in general. Commonly referred to as simply "the Turnpike," it is known for its numerous rest-areas named after prominent New Jerseyans as diverse as inventor Thomas Edison; United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton; United States Presidents Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson; writers James Fenimore Cooper, Joyce Kilmer, and Walt Whitman; patriot Molly Pitcher; Red Cross advocate Clara Barton; and football coach Vince Lombardi. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2122x1640, 1228 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Jersey ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2122x1640, 1228 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Jersey ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1667x2400, 2474 KB) George Washington Bridge, spanning the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1667x2400, 2474 KB) George Washington Bridge, spanning the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey. ... For the bridge in New York that crosses the Harlem River, see Washington Bridge. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Introduction Every road maintained by the New Jersey Department of Transportation or a toll authority is given a number. ... This article is about the modern freeway. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... This article is about the state. ... Edison redirects here. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the head of the United States Department of the Treasury, concerned with finance and monetary matters, and, until 2003, some issues of national security and defense. ... Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 - July 12, 1804) was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, lawyer, Founding Father, American politician, leading statesman, financier, and political theorist. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837–June 24, 1908), was the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856—February 3, 1924), was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. ... Cooper portrait by John Wesley Jarvis, 1822 James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. ... Alfred Joyce Kilmer (6 December 1886 – 30 July 1918) was an American journalist, poet, literary critic, lecturer and editor. ... Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ... Molly Pitcher depicted at base of Columbus monument in front of Freehold, NJ Courthouse Molly Pitcher was the nickname given to a woman who may have fought in the American Revolutionary War. ... Famed American nurse Clara Barton, first president of the American Red Cross. ... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful head coaches in the history of American football. ...


The Garden State Parkway, or simply "the Parkway," carries more in-state traffic and runs from the town of Montvale along New Jersey's northern border to its southernmost tip at Cape May for 172.4 miles (277.5 km). It is the trunk that connects the New York metropolitan area to Atlantic City. The Garden State Parkway is a 174. ... Map highlighting Montvales location within Bergen County. ... Cape May City highlighted in Cape May County. ...


New Jersey is connected to New York City via many various bridges and tunnels. The George Washington Bridge carries one of the heaviest loads of traffic in the world[35] from New Jersey to the Washington Heights neighborhood in Upper Manhattan in New York City. The Lincoln Tunnel connects to Midtown Manhattan and the Holland Tunnel connects to Lower Manhattan. These are the three major Hudson River crossings that see heavy vehicular traffic. New Jersey is also connected to Staten Island by three bridges. From the southernmost to northernmost; the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge, and Bayonne Bridge. The Goethals Bridge also provides a route from New Jersey to Brooklyn, New York. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For the bridge in New York that crosses the Harlem River, see Washington Bridge. ... Washington Heights seen from the west tower of the George Washington Bridge. ... Upper Manhattan is an area in New York City consisting of the thin, northern neck of the island of Manhattan. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Lincoln Tunnel is a 1. ... Midtown Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center. ... Clifford Milburn Holland, 1919 Traveling through the Holland Tunnel, from Manhattan to New Jersey. ... Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Rigid airship the USS Akron over Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ... The Outerbridge Crossing, seen from Tottenville, Staten Island. ... The Goethals Bridge, seen from Staten Island The Goethals Bridge (pronounced GAWTH-uhls) connects Elizabeth, New Jersey to Staten Island, New York over the Arthur Kill. ... The Bayonne Bridge is the third longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. ... The Goethals Bridge, seen from Staten Island The Goethals Bridge (pronounced GAWTH-uhls) connects Elizabeth, New Jersey to Staten Island, New York over the Arthur Kill. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


Other expressways in New Jersey include the Atlantic City Expressway, the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Interstate 76, Interstate 78, Interstate 80, Interstate 195, Interstate 280, Interstate 287, and Interstate 295. Other major roadways include U.S. 1, U.S. 9, U.S. Route 1/9. The Atlantic City Expressway (officially numbered, but unsigned, as New Jersey State Highway 446) is a controlled-access toll road in New Jersey. ... The Palisades Interstate Parkway, officially known (but not signed) as New Jersey State Highway 445 and New York State Reference Route 987C is a four-lane, 42 mile (68 kilometre) long, wooded highway, generally built to freeway standards, extending from Fort Lee, New Jersey (at the George Washington Bridge, which... Interstate 76 (abbreviated I-76) is an Interstate Highway in the United States, running 435 miles (700 km) from an interchange with Interstate 71 west of Akron, Ohio east to Interstate 295 near Camden, New Jersey. ... Interstate 78 is an east-west route stretching from Union Township, Pennsylvania to New York City. ... Interstate 80 is a major Interstate Highway in the United States, running from the San Francisco Bay Area east to the New York City area. ... Interstate 195 (abbreviated I-195) begins at Route 34 in Wall Township and ends at I-295 just south of Trenton, New Jersey. ... Interstate 280 is the name of four distinct spur routes of Interstate 80 in the United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 287 New Jersey state line along Interstate 287 south I-287 at I-95 in Rye, NY Interstate 287 (abbreviated I-287) is a major interstate highway in New Jersey and New York. ... Interstates 95 and 276 Interstate 295 in New Jersey and Delaware is a bypass route from a junction with Interstate 95 south of Wilmington, Delaware to a junction with I-95 north of Trenton, New Jersey. ... U.S. Route 1 in New Jersey is a portion of the United States highway which parallels the East Coast of the United States, running 2,390 miles (3,846 km) from Key West, Florida in the south, to Fort Kent, Maine at the Canadian border in the north, 66. ... U.S. Route 9 is a major U.S. highway in the northeast United States. ... U.S. Route 1/9 is the concurrency of U.S. Route 1 and U.S. Route 9 from Woodbridge Township, New Jersey north to New York City, New York, United States. ...


New Jersey has interstate compacts with all three neighboring states. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Delaware River Port Authority (with Pennsylvania), and the Delaware River and Bay Authority (with Delaware) operate most of the major transportation routes into and out of New Jersey. Bridge tolls are collected in one direction only — it is free to cross into New Jersey, but motorists must pay when exiting the state. Exceptions to this are the Dingman's Ferry Bridge and the Delaware River-Turnpike Toll Bridge where tolls are charged both ways. The Washington Crossing and Scudders Falls (on I-95) bridges near Trenton, as well as Trenton's Calhoun Street and Bridge Street ("Trenton Makes") bridges, are toll-free. An interstate compact is an agreement between two or more U.S. states. ... Tolls collected at the Holland Tunnel and other crossings help fund the Port Authority. ... The Delaware River Port Authority or DRPA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Delaware River and Bay Authority or DRBA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the State of Delaware established by interstate compact in 1961. ... The Dingmans Ferry Bridge is the last privately-owned toll bridge on the Delaware River and one of the last few in the United States. ... The Delaware River-Turnpike Toll Bridge is a four-lane steel arch bridge that connects the Pennsylvania Turnpikes East-West Mainline with the main trunk of the New Jersey Turnpike, via its Pearl Harbor Memorial Extension (formerly known as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Connector). ... The Scudder Falls Bridge is a bridge on Interstate 95 connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey, located at Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania and Ewing Township, New Jersey. ... Calhoun Street Bridge is a toll supported bridge connecting Calhoun St in Trenton, NJ to West Trenton Ave in Morrisville, PA. It was once part of the Lincoln Highway, and was later connected to Brunswick Circle by the Calhoun Street Extension. ... The Lower Trenton Toll Supported Bridge, commonly called the Lower Free Bridge, Warren Street Bridge or Trenton Makes Bridge, is a two-lane through truss bridge over the Delaware River between Trenton, New Jersey and Morrisville, Pennsylvania, owned by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. ...


Airports

Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the United States. Operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the other two major airports in the New York metropolitan area (John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport), it is one of the main airports serving the New York City area. Continental Airlines is the facility's largest tenant, operating an entire terminal at Newark, which it uses as one of its primary hubs. United Airlines and FedEx operate cargo hubs. The adjacent Newark Airport railroad station provides access to the trains of Amtrak and New Jersey Transit along the Northeast Corridor Line. For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... Tolls collected at the Holland Tunnel and other crossings help fund the Port Authority. ... New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced La-Gwardia) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... One of the stations Northeast Corridor platforms with a departing NJ Transit train. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit or NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... For the agglomeration of metropolitan areas, see article on BosWash megalopolis The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railway line with overhead wires running from Washington, DC to Boston, Massachusetts, passing through Baltimore, Maryland, Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, New York, New Haven, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island. ...


Two smaller commercial airports, Atlantic City International Airport and Trenton-Mercer Airport, also operate in other parts of New Jersey. Teterboro Airport, in Bergen County, is a general aviation airport popular with private and corporate aircraft, due to its proximity to New York City. Millville Airport,in Cumberland County, is a general aviation airport popular with private and corporate aircraft, due to its proximity to the shore. Atlantic City International Airport (IATA: ACY, ICAO: KACY) is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Atlantic City, in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Trenton-Mercer Airport (IATA: TTN, ICAO: KTTN), located in Ewing, New Jersey adjacent to Interstate 95, is an airport handling general and corporate aviation, and limited commercial service. ... FAA diagram of Teterboro Airport (TEB) Main article: Transportation in New York City Teterboro Airport (IATA: TEB, ICAO: KTEB) is a general aviation reliever airport located in the Boroughs of Teterboro, Moonachie, and Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County, New Jersey[1]. It is operated by the Port Authority of New... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ... Millville Airport is an airport located in Millville, in Cumberland County, New Jersey. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ...


Rail and bus

NJT trains at Hoboken Terminal
Main article: New Jersey Transit
Further information: New Jersey Transit Bus OperationsNew Jersey Transit Rail OperationsPort Authority Trans-Hudson, and Port Authority Transit Corporation

The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) operates extensive rail and bus service throughout the state. NJ Transit is a state-run corporation that began with the consolidation of several private bus companies in North Jersey. In the early 1980s, it acquired the commuter train operations of Conrail that connect towns in northern and central New Jersey to New York City. NJ Transit has eleven lines that run throughout different parts of the state. Most of the trains start at various points in the state and most end at either Pennsylvania Station, in New York City, or Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken. NJ Transit began service between Atlantic City and Lindenwold in 1989 and extended it to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the 1990s. Image File history File linksMetadata IMG_3900. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IMG_3900. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit or NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... New Jersey Transit Bus Operations, Inc. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Hoboken- and Newark-bound platform at Exchange Place station in Jersey City. ... A Philadelphia-bound PATCO train arrives at Woodcrest Station. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit or NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County Lindenwold is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


NJ Transit also operates three light rail systems in the state. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail connects Bayonne to North Bergen, with planned expansion into Bergen County communities. The Newark City Subway is the only subway system in the state. Its Main Line connects Newark Penn Station with Grove Street station in Bloomfield. The Broad Street Line of the subway, the first component of the Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link, opened in the summer of 2006. The last of the three light rail lines is the River Line which connects Trenton and Camden. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail trains at the Exchange Place stop in Jersey City HBLR train on Hudson Street, near Exchange Place station in Jersey City Harborside Financial Center station, Jersey City The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) is a light rail system, owned by New Jersey Transit and operated by... Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, south of Jersey City. ... North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... PCC streetcar at Newark Penn Station in 2001, signed as 7 City Subway. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey (also known as Newark Penn Station) is the larger of the citys two main train stations. ... Map of Bloomfield Township in Essex County Bloomfield is a Township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Concept map of Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link, based on preliminary NJ Transit reports. ... River Line system map The River Line (styled River LINE by NJ Transit) is a light rail system in New Jersey, United States that connects the cities of Camden and Trenton, New Jerseys capital. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ...


The PATH links North Jersey and New York City. The PATH operates four lines that connect various points in North Jersey and New York. The lines all start in either Hudson County or Essex County, New Jersey and end either at the World Trade Center station or at 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. Hoboken- and Newark-bound platform at Exchange Place station in Jersey City. ... Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Hudson County is in New Jersey, U.S.A, with its county seat in Jersey City6. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Late-night and weekend service: The World Trade Center PATH station, originally opened on July 19, 1909 as the Hudson Terminal. ... Late-night and weekend service: The 33rd Street PATH station, opened on November 10, 1910, is located on Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), between 32nd and 33rd Streets in Manhattan. ... Midtown Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center. ...


The PATCO High Speedline links Camden County and Philadelphia. PATCO operates a single elevated and subway line that runs from Lindenwold to Center City Philadelphia. PATCO operates stations in Lindenwold, Voorhees, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Haddon Township, Collingswood, and Camden, along with four stations in Philadelphia. A Philadelphia-bound PATCO train arrives at Woodcrest Station. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County Lindenwold is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Voorhees highlighted in Camden County Voorhees Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Cherry Hill highlighted in Camden County Cherry Hill Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Haddonfield redirects here. ... Haddon Township highlighted in Camden County Haddon Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Motto: Its Where You Want To Be Location of Collingswood within Camden County, New Jersey. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ...


Amtrak also operates numerous long-distance passenger trains in New Jersey to and from neighboring states and around the country. In addition to the Newark Airport connection, other major Amtrak railway stations include Trenton Rail Station, Metropark, and the grand historic Newark Penn Station. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Trenton Station is the New Jersey Transit rail station in Trenton, New Jersey. ... New Jersey Transit: Platforms 2 side platforms Tracks 4 Parking 3,615 spaces Other information Opened 1972 Rebuilt 2010 (refurbishment) Accessible Code MET Traffic Passengers (2006) 1. ... Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey (also known as Newark Penn Station) is the larger of the citys two main train stations. ...


SEPTA also has two lines that operate into New Jersey. The R7 lines terminates at the Trenton Rail Station, and the R3 lines terminates at the West Trenton Rail Station in Ewing. SEPTA redirects here. ... The SEPTA R7 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail (commuter rail) system. ... The R3 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system. ... West Trenton is the northern terminus of the SEPTA R3 line. ... Ewing Township highlighted in Mercer County. ...


AirTrain Newark is a monorail connecting the Amtrak/NJ Transit station on the Northeast Corridor to the airport's terminals and parking lots. AirTrain tracks AirTrain Monorail entering Newark Airport Rail Station, August 2004. ... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ...


Some private bus carriers still remain in New Jersey. Most of these carriers operate with state funding to offset losses and state owned buses are provided to these carriers of which Coach USA companies make up the bulk. Other carriers include private charter and tour bus operators that take gamblers from other parts of New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, and Delaware to the casino resorts of Atlantic City. Coach USA MCI D4500 #8794 (owned by New Jersey Transit) in Nanuet, New York, in standard Coach USA livery. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ...


Ferries

There are many ferry services that operate in New Jersey.


On the Delaware Bay, the Delaware River and Bay Authority operates the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The Delaware River and Bay Authority also operates ferries between Fort Mott in New Jersey and Fort Delaware and Fort DuPont in Delaware. The Delaware River Port Authority operates the RiverLink Ferry between the Camden waterfront and Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ... The Delaware River and Bay Authority or DRBA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the State of Delaware established by interstate compact in 1961. ... M.V. Twin Capes near the Cape May, New Jersey, terminal on July 4, 2005. ... Fort Mott may refer to two forts in what is the present-day United States: Fort Mott in New Jersey Fort Mott in Vermont This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Fort Delaware is a harbor defense facility built in 1859 on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware River Port Authority or DRPA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The RiverLink Ferry is a passenger ferry system that traverses a crossing of the Delaware River, connecting the Camden, New Jersey waterfront with Penns Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


On the Hudson River, New York Waterway has numerous ferry terminals in Belford, Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken. The stops are at Port Liberte, Liberty Harbor, Colgate/Exchange Place in Jersey City, Belford, Port Imperial and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, Hoboken Terminal (Hoboken South) and 14th Street (Hoboken North) in Hoboken. These ferries run to one or several of the Manhattan stops at Wall Street, the World Financial Center or Midtown at 39th St. Liberty Landing in Jersey City has ferries from Portside in Paulus Hook and Liberty Landing in Liberty State Park. The Circle Line ferry has service from Liberty State Park to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Although there is a bridge from Ellis Island to Jersey City, it was built for renovations on the building on the island and is considered unsafe for public use. SeaStreak offers services from the Raritan Bayshore to Manhattan and during the Met's season Shea Stadium. The ferries on the Bayshore leave from Atlantic Highlands and two terminals in Highlands. New York Water Taxi also has seasonal service from Paulus Hook to Wall Street. Ferry service from Keyport and Perth Amboy have been proposed and ferry service from Elizabeth has been discussed with a proposed light rail connection to Newark Airport and Downtown Elizabeth. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... NY Waterway is a private ferry system that provides commuter service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ... Belford is a census-designated place located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Weehawken Township is a township located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Port Liberté is a neighborhood in Jersey City that used to be one of the many ports on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. ... Exchange Place can be the name of: Exchange Place, Boston Exchange Place, Jersey City Exchange Place, New York City Exchange Place, London This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Belford is a census-designated place located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Weehawken Township is a township located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... A view of the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... Paulus Hook is a community on the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City, New Jersey, located one mile from Manhattan. ... Liberty State Park is a state park in Jersey City, New Jersey. ... The Circle Line operates ferry and sightseeing boats (one of the tours offered includes a three and a half hour trip around Manhattan island)in Greater New York City. ... SeaStreak is a private firm that provides commuter ferry service and special event and sightseeing excursions in New York Harbor. ... The Raritan Bayshore region of New Jersey is the area around Raritan Bay from the The Amboys to Sandy Hook. ... The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in New York City. ... Atlantic Highlands is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Highlands is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... A New York Water Taxi docks at Pier 11 near Wall Street. ... Map of Keyport in Monmouth County Keyport is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Perth Amboy is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... Union County Court House Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA Airport Code EWR; ICAO Airport Code KEWR) is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... Union County Court House Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ...


Private bus carriers

Several private bus lines provide transportation service in the state of New Jersey. Below is a list of major carriers and their areas of operation:

Academy Bus Lines is a transportation service provider that offers scheduled bus service, sightseeing tours, convention transportation, corporate transfers, sports teams, parades, major sporting events and private charters. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Monmouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the New York metropolitan area. ... Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... View up Wall Street from Pearl Street Wall Street is the name of a narrow thoroughfare in lower Manhattan running east from Broadway downhill to the East River. ... Midtown Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, south of Jersey City. ... Coach USA MCI D4500 #8794 (owned by New Jersey Transit) in Nanuet, New York, in standard Coach USA livery. ... Community Coach is a bus operator in northern New Jersey owned by Coach USA, operating fixed route and charter service. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... Coach USA Orange Newark Elizabeth Bus, shortened to ONE Bus, is a bus operator serving Essex County, New Jersey and Elizabeth, New Jersey on three local bus routes with connections to NJ Transit routes. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... A Red & Tan bus on Route 10 in Jersey City “Red & Tan Tours” redirects here. ... Hudson County is in New Jersey, U.S.A, with its county seat in Jersey City6. ... Rockland Coaches MCI bus 8537 (owned by New Jersey Transit) in Nanuet, New York. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... Coach USA Suburban Transit (also known as Suburban Trails), a bus operator in central New Jersey providing line run service from Middlesex County to New York City and local bus service along the Lincoln Highway and Route 130 in Middlesex County. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... Lakeland Bus Lines is a privately operated charter/commuter bus operation in Dover, NJ. Lakeland operates commuter routes from Morris, Sussex, and Somerset Counties to New York City. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... An A&C 440 Shopper bus. ... The Skylands Region refers to an area in Northwest New Jersey that is part of the New York - New Jersey Highlands, near the borders with New York and Pennsylvania. ...

Law and government

Further information: Governor of New JerseyLieutenant Governor of New JerseyNew Jersey Legislature, and 2006 New Jersey State Government Shutdown

Jon Corzine 54th Governor of New Jersey; Incumbent Christine Christie Todd Whitman, the first female governor of New Jersey The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey will take office for the first time in the U.S. state of New Jersey on January, 2010 and will be elected conjointly with the Governor of New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... Ballys Atlantic City, a casino, closed during the government shutdown The 2006 New Jersey State Government shutdown was the first shutdown in the history of the state of New Jersey. ...

Executive

Jon Corzine (Democrat) is the Governor. In April 2007, Corzine was seriously injured in a car accident but returned to office duty in early May. The Governor of New Jersey is considered one of the most powerful governorships in the nation, as it is currently the only state-wide elected office in the state and appoints many government officials. Formerly, an acting governor was even more powerful as he simultaneously served as President of the New Jersey State Senate, thus directing half of the legislative and all of the executive process. Richard Codey was the last to serve that way as the result of a state constitutional amendment approved by the voters in 2005. Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the Governor of New Jersey. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Jon Corzine 54th Governor of New Jersey; Incumbent Christine Christie Todd Whitman, the first female governor of New Jersey The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Richard James Dick Codey (born November 27, 1946) is an American Democratic Party politician in the U.S. State of New Jersey. ... Amend redirects here. ...


The governor's mansion is Drumthwacket, located in Princeton Township. Drumthwacket is the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey and was built in 1835 by future Governor Charles S. Olden. ... See also: the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey Princeton Township highlighted in Mercer County. ...


New Jersey is currently one of the few states that has no Lieutenant Governor. The first Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey will take office in January 2010 and will be elected conjointly with the Governor of New Jersey. The position was created as the result of a Constitutional amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution passed by the voters on November 8, 2005 and effective as of January 17, 2006. A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey will take office for the first time in the U.S. state of New Jersey on January, 2010 and will be elected conjointly with the Governor of New Jersey. ... Amend redirects here. ... The Constitution of the State of New Jersey is the basic governing document of the State of New Jersey. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Legislative

The current version of the New Jersey State Constitution was adopted in 1947. It provides for a bicameral New Jersey Legislature, consisting of an upper house Senate of 40 members and a lower house General Assembly of 80 members. Each of the 40 legislative districts elects one State Senator and two Assembly members. Assembly members are elected for a two-year term in all odd-numbered years; State Senators are elected in the years ending in 1, 3, and 7 and thus serve either four- or two-year terms. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 557 pixelsFull resolution (2221 × 1545 pixel, file size: 656 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Courtesy of User:68. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 557 pixelsFull resolution (2221 × 1545 pixel, file size: 656 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Courtesy of User:68. ... The New Jersey State House is located in Trenton, New Jersey and is the seat of government for the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Location in New Jersey Founded  -Incorporated c. ... The Constitution of the State of New Jersey is the basic governing document of the State of New Jersey. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... For the demesne in The Keys to the Kingdom series, see The House An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ...


New Jersey is one of only five states that elects its state officials in odd numbered years (The others are Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Virginia). New Jersey holds elections for these offices every 4 years in the years following federal Presidential election years. Thus, the last year when New Jersey elected a Governor was 2005; the next gubernatorial election will occur in 2009, with future gubernatorial elections to take place in 2013, 2017, 2021, etc. Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Judicial

The New Jersey Supreme Court[36] consists of a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices. All are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of a majority of the membership of the State Senate. Justices serve an initial seven-year term, after which they can be reappointed to serve until age 70. The New Jersey Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... For the novel, see Advise and Consent. ...


Most of the day-to-day work in the New Jersey courts is carried out in the Municipal Courts, where simple traffic tickets, minor criminal offenses, and small civil matters are heard. More serious criminal and civil cases are handled by the Superior Court for each county.


New Jersey is unusual in that it still has separate courts of law and equity, like its neighbor Delaware but unlike most other U.S. states. The New Jersey Superior Court is divided into Law and Chancery Divisions at the trial level. The Court of Chancery, London, early 19th century This article is about the concept of equity in the jurisprudence of common law countries. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Superior Court is the state court in the U.S. state of New Jersey, with state-wide trial and appellate jurisdiction. ...


Counties

Further information: List of New Jersey counties

New Jersey is broken up into 21 counties, 13 of which date from the colonial era. New Jersey was completely divided into counties by 1692; the present counties were created by dividing the existing ones; most recently Union County in 1857. New Jersey is the only state in the nation where elected county officials are called "Freeholders," governing each county as part of its own Board of Chosen Freeholders. The number of freeholders in each county is determined by referendum, and must consist of three, five, seven or nine members. List of New Jersey counties: New Jersey counties Atlantic County: formed in 1837 from part of Gloucester County. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Depending on the county, the executive and legislative functions may be performed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders or split into separate branches of government. In some counties, members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders perform both legislative and executive functions on a commission basis, with each Freeholder assigned responsibility for a department or group of departments. In other counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Mercer), there is a directly-elected County Executive who performs the executive functions while the Board of Chosen Freeholders retains a legislative and oversight role. In counties without an Executive, a County Administrator (or County Manager) may be hired to perform day-to-day administration of county functions. A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Hudson County is in New Jersey, U.S.A, with its county seat in Jersey City6. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... A County Executive is the title assigned to a person hired to run the day to day operations of a county. ...


Municipalities

New Jersey has 566 municipalities; the number was 567 before Pahaquarry Township was absorbed by Hardwick Township in 1997. Unlike other states in the west and south, all New Jersey land is part of a municipality, as well as a county. No local government can simply absorb land from another. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Pahaquarry Township is a now-defunct Township that was located in Warren County, New Jersey. ... Hardwick Township is a township located in Warren County, New Jersey. ...


Types of government

When the types of government were devised in the nineteenth century, the intention was that cities would be large built-up areas, with progressively smaller boroughs, towns, and villages; the rural areas in between would be relatively large townships. This is still often true, although Shrewsbury Township has been divided over the years; today it is less than a square mile, consisting only of a single housing development. Some townships — notably Middletown, Brick, Hamilton, and Toms River — have, without changing their boundaries, become large stretches of suburbia, as populous as cities, often focused around shopping centers and highways rather than traditional downtowns and main streets. Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A City in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A Town in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A village in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Shrewsbury Township is a township located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Middletown Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Hamilton Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... The Township of Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the county seat of Ocean CountyGR6. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Suburb. ...


As with Toms River, many locations in New Jersey are simply neighborhoods, with no exact boundaries; often the cluster of houses, the traditional neighborhood, the postal district, and the Census designated place will differ. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...


The Federal Government has often failed to understand that a New Jersey township is just another municipality, and some municipalities have changed forms to become the Township of the Borough of Verona or the Township of South Orange Village to receive more federal aid. This article is about the federal government of the United States. ... Location of Verona in Essex County (L); Location of Essex County in New Jersey (R) Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Essex Incorporated 1907 Mayor Jay Sniatkowski (2009). ... Map of South Orange Village in Essex County South Orange is a village in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Forms of government

New Jersey Municipal Government Flag of New Jersey
Traditional forms
Borough Township
City Town Village
Modern Forms
Walsh Act/Commission
1923 Municipal Manager
Faulkner Act Forms
Mayor-Council Council-Manager
Small Municipality
Mayor-Council-Administrator
Nonstandard Forms
Special Charter
Changing Form of Municipal Government
Charter Study Commission

The five types of municipality differ mostly in name. Originally, each type had its own form of government but more modern forms are available to any municipality, even though the original type is retained in its formal name. Only boroughs can (but are not required to) have the "borough form" of government. Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A City in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A Town in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A village in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Walsh Act was signed by New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson on April 25, 1911. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The 1923 Municipal Manager Law was the last type of reformed municipal government the State of New Jersey introduced in the progressive era. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Optional Municipal Charter Law or Faulkner Act provides New Jersey municipalities with a variety of models of local government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act, or Optional Municipal Charter Law, provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Council-Manager government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Small Municipality form of government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator Non-standard forms of municipal government Special Charter A Special Charter allows a New Jersey municipality to operate under a charter that differs from... Modern Forms Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act Forms Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator Nonstandard Forms Special Charter Changing Form of Municipal Government Charter Study Commission A Charter Study Commission is one of two options available to residents of New Jersey to pursue a...


Starting in the 1900s, largely driven by reform-minded goals, a series of six modern forms of government was implemented. This began with the Walsh Act, enacted in 1911 by the New Jersey Legislature, which provided for a 3- or 5-member commission elected on a non-partisan basis. This was followed by the 1923 Municipal Manager Law, which offered a non-partisan council, provided for a weak mayor elected by and from the members of the council, and introduced Council-Manager government with an (ideally apolitical) appointed manager responsible for day-to-day administration of municipal affairs. Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Walsh Act was signed by New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson on April 25, 1911. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The 1923 Municipal Manager Law was the last type of reformed municipal government the State of New Jersey introduced in the progressive era. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


The Faulkner Act, originally enacted in 1950 and substantially amended in 1981, offers four basic plans: Mayor-Council, Council-Manager, Small Municipality, and Mayor-Council-Administrator. The act provides many choices for communities with a preference for a strong executive and professional management of municipal affairs and offers great flexibility in allowing municipalities to select the characteristics of its government: the number of seats on the Council; seats selected at-large, by wards, or through a combination of both; staggered or concurrent terms of office; and a mayor chosen by the Council or elected directly by voters. Most large municipalities and a majority of New Jersey's residents are governed by municipalities with Faulkner Act charters. Municipalities can also formulate their own unique form of government and operate under a Special Charter with the approval of the New Jersey Legislature. Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Optional Municipal Charter Law or Faulkner Act provides New Jersey municipalities with a variety of models of local government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act, or Optional Municipal Charter Law, provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Council-Manager government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Small Municipality form of government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator Non-standard forms of municipal government Special Charter A Special Charter allows a New Jersey municipality to operate under a charter that differs from... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ...


While municipalities retain their types of government, they may have changed to one of the modern forms of government, or further in the past to one of the other traditional forms, leading to municipalities with formal names quite baffling to the general public. For example, though there are four municipalities that are officially named villages, Loch Arbour is the only one remaining with the village form of government. The three other villages—Ridgefield Park (now with a Walsh Act form), Ridgewood (now with a Faulkner Act Council-Manager charter), and most confusingly, South Orange (now the Township of South Orange Village) —have all migrated to other non-village forms. Loch Arbour is a village located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map highlighting Ridgefield Parks location within Bergen County. ... Map highlighting Ridgewoods location within Bergen County. ... Map of South Orange Village in Essex County South Orange is a village in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Politics

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Political parties

New Jersey was once a politically competitive state in past federal elections but has become a Democratic stronghold since the 1980s. In state elections, offices remain competitive; the New Jersey Legislature was evenly divided from 1999 to 2001. Currently, New Jersey Democrats hold the Governorship, have majority control of both houses of the Legislature (Senate: 22-18 & Assembly: 49-31), while federal Democrats hold both U.S. Senate seats and also 7 out of 13 of the state's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Republicans have not won a statewide election since 1997. With the exception of then-Vice President George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential victory, no Republican has received a majority of the vote in a statewide election since 1985, though the state had a Republican governor from 1994 to 2002, as Christie Todd Whitman won twice with vote percentages of 47 and 49 percent. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... The New Jersey Democratic State Committee or the NJDSC is the New Jersey state affiliate of the United States Democratic Party. ... Jon Corzine 54th Governor of New Jersey; Incumbent Christine Christie Todd Whitman, the first female governor of New Jersey The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June... The United States presidential election of 1988 featured an open primary for both major parties. ... Christine Todd Whitman Christine Todd Christie Whitman (born September 26, 1946) is an American politician. ...


In federal elections, the state leans heavily towards the national Democratic Party. It was, however, a Republican stronghold for years in the past, having given comfortable margins of victory to the Republican candidate in the close elections of 1948, 1968, and 1976. New Jersey was a crucial swing state in the elections of 1960, 1968, and 1992. The last elected Republican to hold a Senate seat from New Jersey was Clifford P. Case in 1979. (Nicholas F. Brady was appointed a U.S. Senator by Governor Thomas Kean in 1982 after Harrison A. Williams resigned the Senate seat following the Abscam investigations.) Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... This article is about the US political term. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Clifford P. Case on the cover of Time Magazine (18 October 1954) Clifford Phillip Case (16 April 1904 in Franklin Park, New Jersey – 5 March 1982 in Washington, DC) was an American lawyer political figure, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1945–1953) and United States Senate (1955... Nicholas F. Brady Bradys signature, as used on American currency Nicholas Frederick Brady (born April 11, 1930, in New York City) was United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and is also known for articulating the Brady Plan in March 1989. ... Thomas Howard Kean (born April 21, 1935) is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey, from 1982 to 1990. ... Harrison Williams Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. ... Abscam (sometimes ABSCAM) was an FBI sting operation run out of the FBIs Hauppauge, Long Island office which initially targeted trafficking in stolen property and thereafter was converted to a public corruption investigation. ...


The state's Democratic strongholds include Mercer County around Trenton and Princeton; Essex County and Hudson County, the state's two most urban counties, around the state's two largest cities, Newark and Jersey City; Camden County and most of the other urban communities just outside of Philadelphia and New York; and more suburban northern counties in New York's orbit, such as Union County and Middlesex County. {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... Nassau Street, Princetons main street. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Hudson County is in New Jersey, U.S.A, with its county seat in Jersey City6. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


The more suburban northwestern and southeastern counties of the state are reliably Republican: Republicans have backing along the coast in Ocean County and in the mountainous northwestern part of the state, especially Sussex County, Morris County, and Warren County. Somerset County and Hunterdon County, other suburban counties in the region, are also Republican in local elections but can be competitive in national races. In the 2004 General Election, President George W. Bush received about 52% in Somerset and 60% in Hunterdon, while up in rural Republican Sussex County, Bush won with 64% of the vote. Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Hunterdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


About half of the counties in New Jersey, however, are considered swing counties, but some go more one way than others. For an example, Bergen County, which leans Republican in the northern half of the county, is mostly Democratic in the more populated southern parts, causing it to usually vote slightly Democratic (same with Passaic County, with a highly populated Hispanic Democratic south and a rural, Republican north), other "swing" counties like Cape May County tend to go Republican, as they also have population in conservative areas. Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... Bergen and Passaic counties, 1872 Passaic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


Social attitudes and issues

Socially, New Jersey is considered one of the most liberal states in the nation. Polls indicate two thirds of the population are self-described as pro-choice;[37] and in a Zogby poll of 802 people, a majority supported same-sex marriage.[38] Issues of discussion Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ... John Zogby (born 1948) is a noted American political pollster and first senior fellow at The Catholic University of Americas Life Cycle Institute. ... One of four newly wedded same-sex couples in a public wedding at Taiwan Pride 2006. ...


In April 2004, New Jersey enacted a domestic partnership law, which is available to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples aged 62 and over. During 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court voted 4 to 3 that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples. Moreover, effective February 19, 2007, New Jersey became the third state in U.S. (the other two being Connecticut and Vermont) to offer civil unions to same-sex couples, conferring over 850 rights, privileges and responsibilities of marriage; legislators declined, however, to use the term "marriage" for same-sex unions. Thus, three separate government-recognized relationships are now in effect in the Garden State: domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriage. New Jersey offer Domestic partnership for same-sex couples and opposite-sex partners over 62 since 2004. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill to adopt civil unions in Connecticut, ensuring that same-sex couples get the same civil rights as heterosexual couples. ... Overview Civil unions in Vermont are legal unions of same-sex couples in accordance with a law that went into effect in 2000. ... As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law...

See also: Civil unions in New Jersey

New Jersey also has some of the most stringent gun-control laws in the U.S. These includes bans on assault firearms, hollow nose bullets and even slingshots. No gun offense in New Jersey is graded less than a felony. BB guns and black powder guns are all treated as modern firearms. Visitors to the state should beware of bringing any firearms into the state. New Jersey recognizes no out of state gun licenses and aggressively enforces its own gun laws.[39] As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... Steel BBs BB guns are a type of air gun designed to fire usually spherical projectiles, called BBs after the Birdshot pellet of approximately the same size. ...


Capital punishment

On December 17, 2007 Governor Corzine signed into law a bill that would completely eliminate the death penalty in New Jersey. New Jersey is the first state to pass such legislation since Iowa and West Virginia eliminated executions in 1965.[40] There are only a handful of people on Death Row in New Jersey. Corzine also recently signed a bill that would downgrade the Death Row prisoners' sentences from "Death" to "Life in Prison with No Parole." December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... For information about the Record company see Death Row Records For information about the computer game see Deathrow (game) Death Row is a term that refers to the section of a prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. ...


Prominent cities and towns

See also: List of Municipalities in New Jersey (by population)

List of municipalities in New Jersey, ordered by population. ...

Large cities (100,000 or greater)

Broad Street in Newark
Broad Street in Newark
Jersey City by night
Jersey City by night

For its overall population and nation-leading density, New Jersey has a relative paucity of classic large cities. As of the United States 2000 Census, only four municipalities had populations in excess of 100,000. With the 2004 Census estimate, Woodbridge has surpassed Edison in population, as both joined the 100,000 club. The 2006 Census estimate states that both Edison and Woodbridge Township have dropped below the 100,000 mark. Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1526 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1526 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1270x947, 176 KB) This is actually a picture of the ISO Building taken from the Towers of America at Newport. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1270x947, 176 KB) This is actually a picture of the ISO Building taken from the Towers of America at Newport. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

  • Newark: 273,546 (Census Estimate 2006: 281,402)
  • Jersey City: 240,055 (Census Estimate 2006: 241,791)
  • Paterson: 149,222 (Census Estimate 2006: 148,708)
  • Elizabeth: 120,568 (Census Estimate 2006: 126,179)
  • Edison 97,687 (Census Estimate 2006: 99,523)
  • Woodbridge Township: 97,203 (Census Estimate 2006: 99,208)

Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... Location of Jersey City within Hudson County Coordinates: , Country State County Hudson Government  - Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy  - Business Administrator Brian P. OReilly Area  - City 21. ... “Paterson” redirects here. ... Union County Court House Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Map of Edison Township in Middlesex County Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1651 Incorporated March 17, 1870 (as Raritan Township) Government  - Type Faulkner Act Mayor-Council  - Mayor Jun Choi Area  - Township  30. ... Woodbridge Township is a Township in Melissas Ass, New Jersey, United States. ...

Towns and small cities (60,000 up to 100,000)

The Township of Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the county seat of Ocean CountyGR6. ... Hamilton Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Map of Clifton in Passaic County Clifton is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Cherry Hill Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Map of East Orange in Essex County East Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 69,824. ... “Passaic” redirects here. ... Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ... Middletown Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Gloucester Township highlighted in Camden County Gloucester Township is a Township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, south of Jersey City. ... Map of Irvington Township in Essex County Irvington is a Township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Old Bridge Township highlighted in Middlesex County Old Bridge Township is a Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Lakewood Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ...

Wealth of municipalities

Wealth of municipalities and communities by per capita income: The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...

See also: New Jersey locations by per capita income

1 Mantoloking, New Jersey $114,017
2 Saddle River, New Jersey $85,934
3 Far Hills, New Jersey $81,535
4 Essex Fells, New Jersey $77,434
5 Alpine, New Jersey $76,995 New Jersey is the second richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $27,006 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $40,427 (2003). ... Mantoloking is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Saddle River is a Borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... Far Hills is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Essex Fells in Essex County Essex Fells is a borough located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Alpine is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ...

698 New Hanover Township, New Jersey $12,140
699 Lakewood CDP, New Jersey $11,802
700 Bridgeton, New Jersey $10,917
701 Fort Dix, New Jersey $10,543
702 Camden, New Jersey $9,815
New Hanover Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Map of Lakewood CDP in Ocean County Lakewood CDP is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Lakewood Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Bridgeton highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Fort Dix is a census-designated place located in Burlington County, New Jersey. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ...

Education

Main article: Post-secondary education in New Jersey

Although some problems exist in certain inner city neighborhoods, New Jersey overall is considered to have one of the best public education systems in the United States.[attribution needed] 54% of high school graduates continue on to college, which is tied with Massachusetts for the second highest rate in the nation (North Dakota holds first place at 59%). New Jersey also has the highest average scores for advanced placement testing in public schools in the nation. Secretary of Education Rick Rosenberg, appointed by Governor Jon Corzine, has created the Education Advancement Initiative (EAI) to increase College admission rates by 10% for New Jersey's high school students, decrease drop out rates by 15%, and increase the amount of money devoted to schools by 10%. Rosenberg was since forced to retract this plan when publicly criticized for taking the money out of healthcare to fund this initiative. New Jersey is ranked first in the nation in funding K-12 education but is ranked last in higher-education funding.[41] New Jersey is home to more scientists and engineers per square mile than anywhere else in the world.[42] A large number of post-secondary education options are available in the State of New Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the Governor of New Jersey. ...


Recreation and entertainment

Jersey Shore

Kingda Ka, located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey is the worlds tallest and fastest roller coaster.
Kingda Ka, located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey is the worlds tallest and fastest roller coaster.
The Izod Center.
The Izod Center.
Along the boardwalk in Ocean City.
Along the boardwalk in Ocean City.
The Tropicana along the Atlantic City casino strip.
The Tropicana along the Atlantic City casino strip.

Theme parks

Historic sites

Museums

Performing Arts

Camping and hiking

Nudism

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Professional sports teams

New Jersey currently has five teams from major professional sports leagues playing in the state, although the Major League Soccer team and two National Football League teams identify as being from New York. The term major professional sports league is used to describe the most important and well regarded leagues in the biggest professional sports in a country or region. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... NFL redirects here. ...

Three of the state's four major professional sports teams play at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford. The Nets play in the Izod Center, and the Giants and Jets play in Giants Stadium. The Meadowlands and its sports venues are widely considered to be outdated by today's professional sports standards. This led to the Devils move away from the Meadowlands to the new Prudential Center in Newark at the start of the 2007-08 season. The Nets also have plans to leave the Meadowlands for Brooklyn as soon as the Barclays Center is completed for them. The Giants and Jets though announced in 2005 that they will be staying in the Meadowlands, and a new stadium for both teams should be ready by the 2010 season. The new stadium is part of the Xanadu Project taking shape at the sports complex. The Xanadu Project, when completed in 2008, will be the largest retail and entertainment complex in New Jersey. NHL redirects here. ... 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For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... League South Atlantic League Division Northern Division Year founded 2001 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark FirstEnergy Park Previous home ballparks City Lakewood, New Jersey Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors Logo design A swimming blue crab with a baseball bobbing in front of it. ... The New Jersey Jackals are a baseball team in the independent Can-Am League. ... Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... The Sussex Skyhawks are a minor league baseball team based in Augusta, an area within Frankford Township, New Jersey, United States. ... Augusta is a unincorporated hamlet located in Frankford Township, Sussex County, New Jersey. ... 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League affiliations Atlantic League of Professional Baseball South Division  Name Camden Riversharks (2001-present) Team Colors navy blue, columbia blue, grey Ballpark Campbells Field Championships League titles: Owner(s)/Operated By: Opening Day Partners General Manager: Adam Lorber Manager: Joe Ferguson Media: Camden Courier-Post Website: www. ... League affiliations Atlantic League of Professional Baseball North Division  Name Newark Bears (1998-present) Team Colors red, black Ballpark Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Championships League titles: (1) 2002 Division titles: (1) 2001  Owner(s)/Operated By: Marc Berson General Manager: John Brandt Manager: Wayne Krenchicki Media: The Star-Ledger Website... 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The Barclays Center is a proposed sports arena to be built partly on a platform over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned Atlantic Yards at Atlantic Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... The Meadowlands Xanadu (also known as the Xanadu Project) will be a retail and entertainment complex in the New Jersey Meadowlands. ...


The sports complex is also home to the Meadowlands Racetrack one of three major horse racing tracks in the state. The Meadowlands Racetrack along with Freehold Raceway in Freehold are two of the major harness racing tracks in North America. Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, is also a popular spot for thoroughbred racing in New Jersey and the northeast. It will host the Breeders' Cup in 2007, and its turf course was recently renovated in preparation. The Meadowlands Racetrack is a horse racing track at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Freehold Raceway is a half-mile racetrack in Freehold Borough, New Jersey. ... Freehold is a Borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ... Monmouth Park Racetrack is a track for thoroughbred racing in Oceanport, New Jersey. ... Oceanport is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. ...


Gambling

In 1978, the New Jersey legislature approved casino gambling in Atlantic City. At that time, Las Vegas was the only mega-casino resort. By 1978, Atlantic City was in decline. It was no longer the seaside resort that it once was. With the institution of casino gambling, Atlantic City has come back as a resort city. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Trivia

A diner in Freehold
A diner in Freehold

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Legends and ghosts

A long-circulated legend says a creature, the Jersey Devil or the Leeds Devil, terrorizes the population of the Pine Barrens. The New Jersey Devils are named for this mythical creature. New Jersey is also home to several other legends, such as the ghost of Annie's Road in Totowa and the haunted and demon-possessed Clinton Road in West Milford. Cooper Road in Middletown is assumed haunted by strange, ghostly people who jump out from behind trees at cars traveling down the unpaved, portion of the road. The unpaved section has no street lights and thus is very dangerous as it has sharp turns where the ghostly people, are assumed to jump in front of the cars from behind trees causing them to crash. There is also the Atco Ghost—the ghost of a little boy runs across the street late at night in Atco. It is also rumored that Jimmy Hoffa, the late leader of the Teamsters Union, is buried beneath Giants Stadium or the New Jersey Turnpike. However, on the popular television show MythBusters, the myth of Jimmy Hoffa being buried under Giants Stadium was debunked using ground penetrating radar. For the PlayStation video game, see Jersey Devil (video game). ... For other Pine Barrens, see List of pine barrens; for a discussion of the ecotype, see pine barrens Lake Atsion in the Pine Barrens Map of the Pine Barrens The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands, are a heavily forested area covering 1. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Annies Road is the section of Riverview Drive between Totowa Road and Union Boulevard in Totowa, New Jersey. ... Map of Totowa in Passaic County Totowa is a borough located in Passaic County, New Jersey. ... A typical stretch of Clinton Road Clinton Road is located in West Milford, Passaic County, New Jersey. ... West Milford is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Middletown Township is a township located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Atco is an unincorporated area in Camden County, New Jersey, in Waterford Township in the Philadelphia-Camden metropolitan area, located 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Camden at 39. ... For other uses, see Hoffa (disambiguation). ... The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), formerly known by the name International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, is one of the largest labor unions in the United States. ... Giants Stadium, frequently referred to as The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams of the NFL, and the Red Bull New York soccer team of MLS. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which... This article is about the modern freeway. ... MythBusters is an American popular science television program on the Discovery Channel starring American special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use basic elements of the scientific method to test the validity of various rumors, urban legends and news stories in popular culture. ... Ground penetrating radar works much like regular radar, using pulses of electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range and reading the reflected signal to detect subsurface structures and objects without drilling, probing or otherwise breaking the ground surface. ...


The magazine Weird NJ (the creators of which later started Weird U.S.) was started to catalog and explore the ghosts, legends, and prevalence of otherwise "weird" things in the state. Cover of Weird NJ. Weird NJ (WNJ) is a semiannual magazine that chronicles local legends, ghost stories, folklore and anything considered weird in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Weird U.S. is a reality television series on the History Channel starring Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman as they hunt the United States looking for weird history, hauntings, and legends because, as they say, history is full of weirdos. ...


Media

Newspapers

There are many major New Jersey newspapers including:

The Asbury Park Press is the major daily newspaper in Monmouth and Ocean counties, New Jersey, and the second largest in the state. ... The Burlington County Times is a daily newspaper located in Willingboro Township, New Jersey The newspaper is part of Calkins Media, which also owns six newspaper in Pennsylvania, one in Florida, two television stations in Florida and a web site serving the Philadelphia area. ... The Courier-Post is a daily newspaper in Cherry Hill Township. ... The Daily Record is a daily newspaper located in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. ... The Herald News is a newspaper published by North Jersey Media Group, which also publishes its sister paper The Record. ... The Jersey Journal is a newspaper published from Jersey City, New Jersey The paper has its offices at 30 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Current Managers Scott Ring Publisher Judith A. Locorriere Editor Denise Copeland Operations Director Paul Lanaris Advertising Director Tom Pritchard Advertising Sales Manager Mandy Otero Circulation... The Press of Atlantic City is a newspaper based in Pleasantville, New Jersey. ... Heroes stamp using the Thomas E. Franklin photo The Record (also called The Bergen Record, although this has never been the newspapers name) is the second largest daily newspaper in the US state of New Jersey. ... The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey. ... The Trentonian is a daily newspaper serving Trenton, New Jersey, USA, and the surrounding Mercer County community. ...

Television and film

  • In the 1996 science fiction film Independence Day the scene in which Jeff Goldblum and Judd Hirsch are playing chess was filmed in West New York, NJ.
  • Motion picture technology was invented in New Jersey, by Thomas Edison. The early work was done at his West Orange laboratory. His "Black Maria" was the first motion picture studio.
  • More recent motion pictures and television shows also have been set in New Jersey:
  • Cable network CNBC originates most of its in-studio programming from Englewood Cliffs. Sister news network MSNBC broadcast from studios in Secaucus from 1997 until late 2007, when the network moved to Rockefeller Center's GE Building in a cost-cutting measure by parent company NBC Universal.
  • MyNetworkTV flagship station WWOR-TV (Channel 9) is licensed to and broadcasts from Secaucus; former owner RKO General moved the New York-based station across the Hudson in 1983 in an unsuccessful attempt to retain the station's license.
  • All of Kevin Smith's movies take place in New Jersey (though not all of them are filmed there), as Smith grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey.
  • The popular character The Toxic Avenger is often touted as the first superhero from New Jersey.
  • Camp NoBeBoSco in Blairstown was the location of the original Friday the 13th movie (some believe the series of films to be set in New Jersey, although this is never confirmed onscreen), which was partially based on real murders that have occurred near the campground, in the state's rural northwest. Such horror stories were the inspiration behind the now nationally famous[citation needed] Weird NJ magazine and website.
  • In the animated television comedy Futurama, New Jersey is slandered many times by the characters. In one episode, Fry finds a seemingly ideal apartment in New Jersey while house hunting, but later comments that he found "not one place even remotely liveable". In another, when discussing the global garbage problem, a television ad states that "...landfills were full...New Jersey was full...", implying a lack of places to store garbage. Additionally, Robot Hell is located in Atlantic City.
  • In the 2005 film adaptation of War of the Worlds, the beginning of the movie is set in New Jersey, a homage to the 1968 radio broadcast.

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Music

Main article: Music of New Jersey

New Jersey has long been an important area for both rock and rap music. Some prominent musicians from or with significant connections to New Jersey are: Some of the most renowned musicians from New Jersey are Hoboken native Frank Sinatra, who was one of the most popular singers of the 20th century; and The Four Seasons (group) who had their first No. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ...

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State symbols

State animal Horse
(Equus caballus)
State bird American Goldfinch
(Carduelis tristis)
State freshwater fish Brook trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
State dance Square dance
State insect European honey bee
(Apis mellifera)
State flower Common meadow violet
(Viola sororia)
State motto "Liberty and Prosperity"
State song None[48]
State tree Northern Red Oak
(Quercus borealis maxima)
(syn. Quercus rubra)
State dinosaur Hadrosaurus foulkii
State soil Downer
State color Buff and Jersey Blue
State ship A. J. Meerwald
State fruit Northern highbush blueberry
(Vaccinium corymbosum)
State vegetable Jersey tomato
(Lycopersicon esculentum)
State shell Knobbed whelk
(Busycon carica gmelin)
State memorial tree Dogwood
(Cornus Florida)
State slogan Come see for yourself.


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See also

New Jersey Portal 

Image File history File links Portal. ... This is a list of articles related to the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... This is a list of state parks and forests in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... This is a list of some famous people from New Jersey: Benjamin Abbott, Methodist preacher who converted much of southern New Jersey to Methodism[1] Bud Abbott (1895–1974), straight man to Lou Costello (Asbury Park) Joseph Alexander Adams (1803-1880), born in New Germantown, noted engraver[1] Liam Aiken... Map of the 21 counties of the State of New Jersey The United States Census Bureau has defined two Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs)[1] and seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)[2] in the State of New Jersey. ... The New Jersey State Police is the state police force for the state of New Jersey. ... Scouting in New Jersey has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. ... This article is about the British dependencies. ...

References

  1. ^ The Garden State and Other New Jersey State Nicknames, Robert Lupp, New Jersey Reference Services, New Jersey State Library, October 12, 1994
  2. ^ a b Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (29 April 2005). Retrieved on November 6, 2006.
  3. ^ In the event of a vacancy in the office of Governor, the President of the State Senate is first in line for succession.
  4. ^ NJ History Outline
  5. ^ The Associated Press: NJ Tops US in Number of Millionaires
  6. ^ Geological History by Great Swamp Watershed Association, retrieved December 22, 2005.
  7. ^ Streissguth pg 30-36
  8. ^ Klinghoffer and Elkis ("The Petticoat Electors: Women’s Suffrage in New Jersey, 1776–1807." Journal of the Early Republic 12, no. 2 (1992): 159–193.)
  9. ^ Our History
  10. ^ Camp Merritt
  11. ^ Camp Kilmer
  12. ^ Gerdes, Louise I. The 1930s, Greenhaven Press, Inc., 2000.
  13. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (2007-05-17). 2006 Population Estimates. Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  14. ^ a b c U. S. Census Bureau (2006-12-15). Cumulative Estimates of the Components of Population Change for the United States, Regions and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (NST-EST2006-04) (Microsoft Excel). Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  15. ^ Migration Policy Institute. Percent Foreign Born by State (1990, 2000, 2005) (Microsoft Excel). MPI Data Hub: Migration Facts, Stats, and Maps.
  16. ^ The richest (and poorest) places in the U.S.: 2007
  17. ^ Population and Population Centers by State: 2000, accessed November 16, 2006
  18. ^ Jewish Population of the United States by State. Jewish Virtual Library (2002).
  19. ^ The Foreign Born from India in the United States, dated December 1, 2003
  20. ^ Census 2000 PHC-T-6. Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin for the United States, Regions, Divisions, States, Puerto Rico, and Places of 100,000 or More Population: Table 2. Percent of Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for the United States, Regions, Divisions, and States, and for Puerto Rico: 2000PDF (10.6 KiB)
  21. ^ Mapping Census 2000: The Geography of U.S. Diversity (Microsoft Excel)
  22. ^ Ancestry: 2000 — Census 2000 BriefPDF (468 KiB)
  23. ^ Md. is ranked as richest state
  24. ^ Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, with FIPS codes
  25. ^ a b c d Census 2000 Brief
  26. ^ Modern Language Association
  27. ^ Mayer, Egon; Kosmin, Barry A., Keysar, Ariela (2001). American Religious Identification Survey, Key Findings, Exhibit 15. City University of New York. Retrieved on January 4, 2007.
  28. ^ Bureau of Economic AnalysisPDF
  29. ^ Bureau of Economic Analysis
  30. ^ New Jersey Real Estate Report » NJ facing $3b budget deficit.. No new taxes?
  31. ^ Fortune 500 2007 - States: New Jersey (2007-03-30). Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  32. ^ link Chart of State to Federal government spend/receive ratios, Tax Foundation
  33. ^ link Tax Burdens in New Jersey
  34. ^ George Washington Bridge turns 75 years old: Huge flag, cake part of celebration, Times Herald-Record, October 24, 2006. "The party, however, will be small in comparison to the one that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey organized for 5,000 people to open the bridge to traffic in 1931. And it won't even be on what is now the world's busiest bridge for fear of snarling traffic."
  35. ^ George Washington Bridge turns 75 years old: Huge flag, cake part of celebration, Times Herald-Record, October 24, 2006. "The party, however, will be small in comparison to the one that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey organized for 5,000 people to open the bridge to traffic in 1931. And it won't even be on what is now the world's busiest bridge for fear of snarling traffic."
  36. ^ Supreme Court of New Jersey
  37. ^ SurveyUSA Pro-Life vs. Pro Choice Sorted by State
  38. ^ Garden State Equality Poll Results from surveys done April 12 - April 14, 2005
  39. ^ http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/NJSL.pdfPDF (176 KiB)
  40. ^ [1] Hester Jr., Tom (2007) N.J. Bans Death Penalty for Associated Press
  41. ^ New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities: Policy Outlook January 7 newsPDF (533 KiB)
  42. ^ Delaware / Hudson Valley Hot Spot for biotechnology
  43. ^ 50states.com: New Jersey Facts and Trivia
  44. ^ The History of the New Jersey State Song?
  45. ^ NJ.com: New Jersey Advertising
  46. ^ The New Jersey Herald: Top Stories
  47. ^ NorthJersey.com: providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!
  48. ^ State of New Jersey - FAQs

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This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Nebraska (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Federal districts are subdivisions of a federal system of government. ... ... An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nations federal district. ... Motto Samoa, Muamua Le Atua(Samoan) Samoa, Let God Be First Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner, Amerika Samoa Capital Pago Pago; Fagatogo (seat of government) Official languages English, Samoan Government  -  Governor Togiola Tulafono United States unincorporated territory  -  Treaty of Berlin 1899   -  Deed of Cession of Tutuila 1900   -  Deed of Cession... Anthem: Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi(Chamorro) Satil Matawal Pacifiko(Carolinian) Capital Saipan Official languages English, Chamorro, Carolinian Government Presidential representative democracy  -  Governor Benigno R. Fitial  -  Lt. ... For the board game, see Puerto Rico (board game). ... Motto United in Pride and Hope Anthem Virgin Islands March Capital (and largest city) Charlotte Amalie Official languages English Government  -  Head of State George W. Bush  -  Governor John de Jongh Organized, unincorporated territory  -  Revised Organic Act 22 July 1954  Area  -  Total 346. ... The flag of the United States is used for all of the United States Minor Outlying Islands The United States Minor Outlying Islands, a statistical designation defined by ISO 3166-1, consists of nine insular United States possessions: All of these islands are in the Pacific Ocean except Navassa Island... Bajo Nuevo Bank, also called the Petrel Islands, is located in the western United States and Jamaica. ... Baker Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean at 0°13′N 176°31′W, about 3,100 km (1,675 nautical miles) southwest of Honolulu. ... Howland Island Howland Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean at 0°48′N 176°38′W, about 3,100 km (1,675 nautical miles) southwest of Honolulu. ... Jarvis Island (formerly also known as Bunker Island[1]) is an uninhabited 4. ... Johnston Atoll is a 130 km² atoll in the North Pacific Ocean at 16°45′N 169°30′W, about one-third of the way from Hawaii to the Marshall Islands. ... The flag of the US is used for Kingman Reef Kingman Reef Kingman Reef—NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Kingman Reef is a one-square-kilometer tropical coral reef located in the North Pacific Ocean, roughly half way between Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa at 6°24... Orthographic projection centred over Midway. ... Navassa Island map from The World Factbook Navassa Island - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Navassa Island (La Navase in French, Lanavaz in Haitian Kreyòl) is a small, uninhabited island in the Caribbean Sea. ... Palmyra Atoll - Landsat Image N-03-05_2000 (1:50,000) Palmyra Atoll - Marplot Map (1:50,000) Orthographic projection over Palmyra Atoll Palmyra Atoll, is an incorporated atoll administered by the United States government. ... Serranilla Bank is a western Caribbean island located about 210 miles north-northeast of Nicaragua. ... USGS Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite image of Wake Island. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... 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