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The U.S. Census Bureau collects a host of data on the nation's people and economy. This involves numerous surveys regularly conducted by the Bureau, the most well-known being the census taken every ten years of population and household demographic characteristics. In 2005, the Census Bureau initiated the American Community Survey, a continuous detailed survey of economic, social, demographic, and housing characteristics intended to complement the decennial census. Census data is reported at a wide range of geography, from the nation as a whole down to states, counties and smaller areas.
Below are links to sources of Census data that the NJTPA regularly draws upon in assessing the traveling needs of the residents of northern New Jersey: ( indicates links to outside websites)
The New Jersey State Data Center provides and analyzes the latest data from the 2010 census.
Some key facts for the NJTPA region are as follows:
Summary articles in the media are here:
NY Times article pertaining to the population data that was released, including changing ethnic makeup of the state. Accompanying multimedia maps show New Jersey’s population changes by municipality.
Star Ledger article about the statewide Census results, and other related articles: Newark’s population , Hispanic population and redistricting.
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