Profiles of New Jersey

“The fourth edition of this expansive regional resource covers over 800 places, including 565 incorporated municipalities, 93 unincorporated communities, and other lesser-known population centers within the state of New Jersey. This edition derives most of its information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 census, but enhances this data from other sources as well, such as the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2009-13, Five Year Estimates, County Business Patterns 2012, U.S. Geological Survey, and several others. The extensive amount of data gathered for this publication makes it the ‘most comprehensive portrait of the state of New Jersey ever published.’
The material is organized into seven clearly marked sections. The four-color About New Jersey section employs maps, charts, a photo, and more to give users an overall sense of the state’s history, government, geography, and demographics. The main Profiles section, organized by county, offers current government statistics in addition to original research for each place in the state (as outlined above) reflecting data on such topics as ancestry, housing, economy, education, and religion. The fourth edition of Profiles in New Jersey includes new categories concerning health insurance, languages spoken at home, military veterans, and residents with disabilities. There is also a helpful place name index at the end of this section. Other sections address Comparative Statistics, Community Rankings (also new to the fourth edition), Education, Ancestry and Ethnicity, and Climate. Key to understanding all of this data is the vastly helpful User Guide found at the beginning of the book. It, too, is separated into four sections and provides information, such as definitions and sources, for all covered data items.
Readers looking for varied historical, demographic, and statistical insight into the state of New Jersey will find abundant information in this hefty, recommended resource.”