About 66 percent of New Jersey’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, slightly above the national rate of 64 percent. As one of the 24 states holding “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries or caucuses on Feb. 5, New Jersey’s 2007 population of 8.7 million has a higher median household income and higher median home value than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
These and other statistics about New Jersey’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
Highlights include the following:
|Selected Characteristics||New Jersey||U.S.|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||62.6%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||15.6%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$64,470||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||8.7%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||33.4%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$366,600||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).