New Jersey Population, Area, and Density
The population of New Jersey is 8,938,175 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. New Jersey is ranked number 11 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 55.1% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in New Jersey is 8,722.4 square miles. There state is 84.3% land and 15.7% water. The population density in New Jersey is 1,215.4 people per square mile (2nd out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 8,938,175 people ÷ 7,354.1 sq mi
Population Density = 1,215.4 people per sq mile
|Population||8,938,175 (11th out of 56)||8,791,894 (11th out of 56)||8,414,350 (9th out of 56)|
|Difference||55.1% above avg||57.4% above avg||65.0% above avg|
|Total Area||8,722.4 mi2||22,591 km2||5,582,349 acres||(47th out of 56)|
|Land Area||7,354.1 mi2||19,047 km2||4,706,609 acres||(84.3%)|
|Water Area||1,368.4 mi2||3,544 km2||875,740 acres||(15.7%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||1,215.4 (2nd out of 56)||1,195.5 (2nd out of 56)||1,144.2 (2nd out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||179.5% above avg||187.6% above avg||187.3% above avg|