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The Center for Government Services at Rutgers University (CGS) is pleased to announce that the NEW version of the Dr. Ernest C. Reock, Jr. New Jersey Data Book is here, with a fresh look and new features! The new version, launched on June 3, introduces the ability to create data tables and...

Posted On: June 4, 2021
Tags: New Jersey, Data, NJ Data Book
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Somerset County ranks 13th in land area and is home to 21 municipalities. The county was established on May 22, 1688. [1]

Somerset County

Facts and Figures from the NJ Data Book

Area

301.83 square miles

Density

2010 1,072 2011 1,076...
Posted On: May 25, 2021
Tags: Somerset County
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Sussex County is the 4th largest county in New Jersey according to land area and consists of 24 municipalities.

 

Sussex County

Facts and Figures from the NJ Data Book

Area

519 square miles

Density

2010 288 2011 286 2012...
Posted On: May 25, 2021
Tags: Sussex County
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Union County is the second-smallest county according to land area and is made up of 21 municipalities.

 

Union County

Facts and Figures from the NJ Data Book

Area

102.86 square miles

Density

2010 4,723 2011 5,245 2012 5,...
Posted On: May 25, 2021
Tags: Union County
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Warren County is comprised of 22 municipalities and ranks 9th in land area.

 

 

Warren County

Facts and Figures from the NJ Data Book

Area

356.91 square miles

Density

2010 311 2011 304 2012 302 2013 301...
Posted On: May 25, 2021
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Located on the western edge of South Jersey, Salem County consists of 15 municipalities and ranks 10th in size compared to other counties. The first Quaker colony in America settled on what later became the county in 1675. [1] The word “Salem” means “peace” and the county has a reputation for...

Posted On: May 20, 2021
Tags: Salem County
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Passaic County was founded in 1837 and ranks 18th in size compared to other counties. It is made up of 16 municipalities. Among its many notable residents, past and present, are actors Paul Rudd and Zoe Saldana, as well as TV producer Sherwood Schwartz, best known for creating Gilligan's Island...

Posted On: May 12, 2021
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Ocean County is the 2nd largest county according to land area and is made up of 33 municipalities. It was founded in 1850 [1]. On May 6, 1937 the Lakehurst Naval Air Station (today known as part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst) was the site of the Hindenburg disaster, when the airship...

Posted On: May 6, 2021
Tags: Ocean County
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Morris County was founded in 1738, encompassing 39 municipalities and is the 7th largest county in land area. The county was a leading producer of iron ore in the 1800s. A very notable historical accomplishment is that the barn in which Samuel Morse experimented with his invention of the...

Posted On: April 20, 2021
Tags: Morris County
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Monmouth County is the 6th largest county by land area and incorporates 53 municipalities, including some of our beloved Jersey Shore coastline!

Monmouth County

Facts and Figures from the NJ Data Book

Area

468.81 square miles

Density

2010...
Posted On: April 14, 2021
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Middlesex County was first in the nation to create a vocational and technical school system, which formed in New Brunswick in 1914. [1] The county ranks 12th in land area and consists of 25 municipalities.

Middlesex County

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Posted On: April 7, 2021
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Mercer County was founded in 1838 and is built of 14 municipalities, one of which is the state capital of Trenton. The County is relatively small, ranking 16th in land area. Its historical significance, however, is definitely not small – the famous crossing of the Delaware River by General...

Posted On: March 24, 2021
Tags: Mercer County

Hunterdon County was named for Robert Hunter, a British military officer and Colonial Governor of both New York and New Jersey in the 1700s. [1] The County was founded on March 22, 1714. [2] Home to 26 municipalities, Hunterdon County is the eighth-largest county in land area.

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Posted On: March 17, 2021
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Hudson County is the smallest county in New Jersey according to land area and encompasses 12 municipalities. The county gets its name from the explorer Henry Hudson, who is also the namesake of the Hudson River, which runs along the eastern edge of the county. [1]

Hudson County

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Posted On: March 11, 2021
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Gloucester County is made up of 24 municipalities and ranks 11th in the state for land area. The county was founded in 1686 and has roots in the agricultural industry. It is still one of the main food-producing areas of not only the state, but the country. [1]

Gloucester County

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Posted On: March 3, 2021
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Essex County is the third-smallest county by land area in the state of New Jersey. It is comprised of 22 municipalities. It was established as one of the first four counties, along with Bergen, Monmouth and Middlesex, in 1682. The Essex County Parks Commission was formed in 1895 and was the...

Posted On: February 24, 2021
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Cumberland County encompasses 14 municipalities and is the fifth-largest county by land area. The county was founded in 1748. Port Norris (part of Commercial Township) was once known as the “Oyster Capital of the World” and was once of the four leading oyster-producing states in the nation. [1...

Posted On: February 17, 2021
Tags: Cumberland County
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Our first featured post focuses on Atlantic County, New Jersey. Founded in 1837, Atlantic County incorporates 23 municipalities, and is the third largest county in land area in the state. 

About a year later in 1838, the county courthouse was built, and remains in use to this day. [1]...

Posted On: February 12, 2021
Tags: Atlantic County
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Featured in this post is Bergen County, New Jersey. Bergen County was found in 1683 and is one of the four original New Jersey counties, along with Essex, Middlesex and Monmouth. It is made up of 70 municipalities and ranks 15th in land area compared to the rest of the counties. [1]

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Posted On: February 12, 2021
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Burlington County is the largest county in the state according to land area. It consists of 40 municipalities and is home to the Pinelands National Reserve, a first in the nation. Burlington County also has deep roots in agriculture, and Whitesbog Village is said to be home of the blueberry. [1...

Posted On: February 12, 2021
Tags: Burlington County
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Camden County’s origins can be traced back as far as 1681 and eventually emerged as a commercial and industrial leader in the late nineteenth century. The Campbell Soup Company corporate headquarters still remains there today. [1] There are 37 municipalities that make up Camden County and it is...

Posted On: February 12, 2021
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Cape May County ranks 14th in land area compared to the rest of the counties in the state and incorporates 16 municipalities, some of which are popular Jersey shore destinations. The county has a rich maritime history, where Naval Air Station Wildwood and Cape May County Airport, once a dive...

Posted On: February 12, 2021
Tags: Cape May County
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The New Jersey Data Book is celebrating 2021 by exploring New Jersey’s 21 counties in a series of featured posts. Each post in this series will feature one county, showcasing facts and figures that can be found in the New Jersey Data Book free data tool. The New Jersey Data Book is an...

Posted On: February 11, 2021
Tags: Interactive database, Charts, Graphs