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NEW JERSEY HEALTH STATISTICS, 2003

 

POPULATION

Postcensal estimates show that New Jersey’s population as of July 1, 2003 was 8,638,396.  The tables below contain population estimates by age, race/ethnicity, sex, and county of residence. 

Federal standards (OMB-15) required that the 2000 Census allow respondents to choose white, black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, some other race, or any combination of these six race groups to describe themselves.  In New Jersey, 2.5% of residents identified themselves as being of more than one race in the 2000 Census.  The OMB-15 guidelines will not go into effect for vital events data collection until after 2003, therefore informants could only select one of five mutually exclusive race groups on birth, death, and fetal death certificates in 2003:  white, black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or other.  This complicates the calculation of race-specific rates since race data were not measured the same way in the numerator (e.g., the number of births or deaths) and the denominator (the population).  To address this statistical problem, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in collaboration with the Census Bureau, developed population estimates which assign multiple-race respondents to only one of the single-race categories to bridge the gap between the 2000 Census and the implementation of new vital event certificates.  Hence, these estimates are referred to as “bridged-race” population estimates.

The reporting and labeling of race and ethnicity groups has changed from previous reports in this series.  Data are presented here for non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanics, who can be of any race.

The Department of Labor’s website has unbridged population and other Census data.

The Technical Notes section contains information on sources of data and racial and ethnic classification.

POPULATION DATA TABLES

 

Bridged-Race Population Estimates by Age, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex, 2003:

P1

New Jersey

P2

Atlantic County

P3

Bergen County

P4

Burlington County

P5

Camden County

P6

Cape May County

P7

Cumberland County

P8

Essex County

P9

Gloucester County

P10

Hudson County

P11

Hunterdon County

P12

Mercer County

P13

Middlesex County

P14

Monmouth County

P15

Morris County

P16

Ocean County

P17

Passaic County

P18

Salem County

P19

Somerset County

P20

Sussex County

P21

Union County

P22

Warren County

 

View/download all 2003 population tables:  Excel     PDF

Return to New Jersey Health Statistics, 2003 Index

Go to 2002 Population Report

Go to Department of Labor State Data Center Web Site for demographic data (Census 2000 and 1990, annual population and household estimates), economic data, and data projections

 

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