New Jersey Facts

New Jersey Facts

New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York State, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware. See the fact file below for more information about New Jersey.

Capital
Trenton

Became a State
December 18, 1787 (3rd)

Location
Mid Atlantic United States

Area
8,721 sq. miles (47th)

Population
8,791,894 (11th)

Major Cities
Newark. Paterson, Elizabeth, Trenton, Jersey City, Edison

Products
nursery stock, horses, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seafood, dairy products

Climate
temperate climate, hot humid summers and cold winters

Yearly Precipitation
averages 42 inches

Professional Sports Teams
Note: one major league soccer team and 2 National Football Association teams identify as being from New York

New Jersey Devils(National Hockey League)
New Jersey Nets (National Basketball Association)
New Jersey Pride (Major league Lacrosse)

Major Waterways
Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River, Hudson River

Most Famous Citizens
Grover Cleveland (President of the United States)
Frank Sinatra (singer)
Bruce Springsteen (singer)
Jack Nicholson (actor)
Joyce Kilmer (poet)
Judy Blume (author)
Aaron Burr (political leader)
James Fenmore Cooper (author)

State Symbols
Bird – Eastern Goldfinch
Flower – Purple Violet
Animal – Horse
Tree – Red Oak
Insect – Honeybee