Quick Facts Panel:
Population (2010): 8,791,894
-Percent Gain from 2000: 4.5%
Total Area: 8,721.3 sq. mi.
-Land: 7,417.3 sq mi.
-Water: 1,304.0 sq. mi.
Nickname: Garden State
Motto: “Liberty and prosperity”
Density: 1,185.3 people per sq. mi. (US density-87.5 people per sq. mi.)
Statehood: December 18, 1787
Major Cities (ranked by population):
2-Jersey City (247,597)
Electoral votes: 15
U.S. Representatives: 13
National Parks*: Appalachian NST1, Delaware NSR2, Delaware Water Gap NRA3, Statue of Liberty NM: Ellis Island4, Gateway NRA5, Lower Delaware NWSR6, Morristown NHP, New Jersey Pinelands NR, Paterson Great Falls NHP, Thomas Edison NHP, Washington-Rochambeau NHT7
Highest point: High Point, 1,803 ft
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft
Natural Resources: blueberries, cattle, dairy products, eggplants, flowers
State flower: purple violet
2-Retail Trade (22%)
3-Federal Services (13%)
Productions: computer receptors, palladium (a silver-colored precious metal)
Exports: petroleum, iron waste, jewelry parts
Places to Visit-Photo Gallery:
*: Abbreviations are used so as not to include the full name of each national park. NST=National Scenic Trail. NSR=National Scenic River. NRA=National Recreation Area. NM=National Monument. NWSR=National Wild and Scenic River. NHP=National Historic Park. NR=National Reserve. NHT=National Historic Trail.
1: The Appalachian NST is also located in Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia
2: The Delaware NSR is also located in Pennsylvania.
3: The Delaware Water Gap NRA is also located in Pennsylvania.
4: Ellis Island is also located in New York.
5: Gateway NRA is also located in New York.
6: The Lower Delaware NWSR is also located in Pennsylvania.
7: The Washington-Rochambeau NHT is also located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.