Migration Profile for New Jersey, 2007-08

October 8, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left New Jersey in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

New Jersey People Moving into New Jersey People Moving out of New Jersey Net # People Moving into New Jersey from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 144,880 208,031 -63,151 0.70
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 26,331 36,182 -9,851 0.73
Aged 18-19 5,200 29,780 -24,580 0.17
Aged 20-24 18,102 30,160 -12,058 0.60
Aged 25-34 40,006 39,197 809 1.02
Aged 35-44 24,049 26,922 -2,873 0.89
Aged 45-54 15,192 17,190 -1,998 0.88
Aged 55-64 8,267 14,910 -6,643 0.55
Aged 65+ 7,733 13,690 -5,957 0.56
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 52,698 94,600 -41,902 0.56
Married 49,489 57,295 -7,806 0.86
Divorced 11,322 14,025 -2,703 0.81
Separated 4,338 3,412 926 1.27
Widowed 3,784 7,916 -4,132 0.48
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 6,781 11,500 -4,719 0.59
High School Graduate 19,076 24,994 -5,918 0.76
Some college or Associates degree 23,055 27,568 -4,513 0.84
Bachelor’s Degree 25,743 30,747 -5,004 0.84
Graduate or Professional Degree 20,592 17,100 3,492 1.20
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 17,487 23,405 -5,918 0.75
$1-$9,999 19,840 49,524 -29,684 0.40
$10,000-$24,999 20,231 34,775 -14,544 0.58
$25,000-$49,999 27,415 34,311 -6,896 0.80
$50,000-$74,999 15,643 16,127 -484 0.97
$75,000+ 21,015 19,106 1,909 1.10
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 17,148 32,117 -14,969 0.53
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 7,743 13,021 -5,278 0.59
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 110,509 127,131 -16,622 0.87

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into New Jersey” refers to those people living in New Jersey in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of New Jersey” refers to those people living in New Jersey in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.70 means that very every 100 people leaving New Jersey for another state, 70 people are moving to New Jersey from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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