2014 Print Edition of New Jersey Data Book Available for Pre-Order; Comprehensive Source of Information Contains Latest Statewide Statistics

The 2014 print edition of the New Jersey Data Book containing comprehensive statistics and information about New Jersey, its legislative and congressional districts, counties and municipalities, is now available for pre-order in advance of its October publication. The latest print edition coincides with the launch of the online New Jersey Data Book, which provides a searchable, user-friendly interface for selecting and downloading data.

Formerly known as the New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, the book has been published by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS) since 1976.  The 39th edition includes official population and demographic statistics, and data on voter turnout, property taxes, school performance and fiscal resources.

The data book also includes official statistics on preschool population, food assistance (SNAP), and crime in New Jersey’s 565 municipalities, indicators that were first added in last year’s edition.  Data sources include the U.S. Census, New Jersey departments of Labor and Workforce Development, Community Affairs, Education and State, as well as the Division of State Police and county boards of elections.

The 2014 print edition will be organized by county and municipality, while the online New Jersey Data Book will be searchable by legislative and congressional district as well. 

Used by legislators, municipal officials, advocacy groups, researchers and the media, the Data Book is one of the most comprehensive sources of official New Jersey data and information published in the state.

Ernest Reock Jr., former director of CGS, conceived the Data Book in the 1970s when New Jersey increased and redrew its formerly county-based legislative districts. The publication was first issued in 1976 by the-then Bureau of Government Research at Rutgers. Though he officially retired in 1992 after 42 years with Rutgers as a professor and administrator, Reock continues as one of the book’s primary researchers. 

“Access to public information is a fundamental component of our democracy. Having this data more widely available makes for a better informed and more involved citizenry,” said CGS Director Alan Zalkind.

The New Jersey Legislative District Data Book can be ordered in print for $100 per copy on the website: njdatabook.docs.rutgers.edu

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