The area of New Jersey was part of the original territory of the United States. It was originally chartered in 1664. West Jersey was split from New Jersey in 1676, but they reunited in 1702. New Jersey ratified the U.S. Constitution on December 18, 1787; it was the third of the original 13 states to join the Union, with generally the same boundary as the present state.
Census data for New Jersey are available beginning with the 1790 census.
From Census.gov / Data:
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Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (Annual Estimates of the Resident Population).
Source: 2020 Annual Business Survey (ABS).
Source: 2020 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).
Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).
Source: 2019 Nonemployer Statistics (NES).
Source: Business Formation Statistics (BFS).
Note: Click on the image above to go to the Business Formation Statistics data page. For the New Jersey graphic, scroll down to “Interactive Graphs.” Click on the icon for “Monthly Business Applications by State (BA)” and select “New Jersey” in the upper-right drop-down area.
From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:
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Source: Monthly State Retail Sales.
From the State Data Center (SDC) Program:
From the Library / America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers:
From the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program:
Note: The New Jersey page is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image above to go to the “State Facts for Students” main page. Then, use the drop down to select “New Jersey” or click “NJ” on the map for the full page for New Jersey.
From Census.gov > History: