Newark, NJ

Census Place

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US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Poverty Rate
28%

Number of Employees
128,606
8.87% 1-year growth

About

N/A 0% of the people in Newark, NJ speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newark, NJ are Rutgers University-Newark (3,317 degrees awarded in 2019), New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,894 degrees), and Essex County College (1,106 degrees).

In N/A, the median property value in Newark, NJ was N/A, and the homeownership rate was N/A%. Most people in Newark, NJ N/A, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Newark, NJ was N/A per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Jersey across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Essex County, NJ went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 77.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (20.3%), followed by Other (2.23%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Essex County, NJ
77.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who had become Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Newark, NJ is home to a population of N/A people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Newark, NJ residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Newark, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

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Hispanic Population
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In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Newark, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

N/A% of the people in Newark, NJ are hispanic (N/A people).

The following chart shows the N/A races represented in Newark, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Age by Nativity

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Median Native-Born Age
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Median Foreign-Born Age
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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    267,137 ± 12,497 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    196,191 ± 10,754 people
  3. Mexico
    108,194 ± 8,026 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 267,137 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 196,191 and Mexico with 108,194.

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Citizenship

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The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Newark, NJ compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
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Newark, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Newark, NJ is N/A. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Newark, NJ was Census Tract 64 with a value of $66,625, followed by Census Tract 21 and Census Tract 72, with respective values of $58,889 and $58,571.

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,114. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Newark, NJ employs 129k people. The largest industries in Newark, NJ are , and the highest paying industries are .

Wages

Median Household Income

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$92,951
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,794
$67,114
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,255

In 2019, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Jersey
  1. Asian
    $92,859 ± $3,652
  2. White
    $74,222 ± $1,284
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $70,602 ± $36,181

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Jersey.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newark, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.493
2018 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2019, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0449% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (N/A)
  1. Census Tract 64
  2. Census Tract 21
  3. Census Tract 72

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (N/A) in Newark, NJ was Census Tract 64 with a value of $66,625, followed by Census Tract 21 and Census Tract 72, with respective values of $58,889 and $58,571.

The following map shows all of the places in Newark, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (N/A).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newark, NJ (75.2k out of 269k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    41,055 ± 1,375
  2. Hispanic
    27,561 ± 1,232
  3. White
    15,860 ± 955

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newark, NJ is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

129k
2018 Value
± 7,058
8.87%
1 Year growth
± 7.18%

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newark, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,197 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (12,516 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,457 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newark, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newark, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,197 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (12,516 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,457 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newark, NJ, by median earnings, are .

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Industries

Employment by Industries

129k
2018 Value
± 7,058
8.87%
1 Year growth
± 7.18%

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newark, NJ, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newark, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Newark, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Newark, NJ, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newark, NJ, by median earnings, are .

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $48.1B
  2. $36.5B
  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B
2015 Value in New Jersey
$734B
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $70.5B
  2. $48.9B
  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Newark, NJ awarded 7,502 degrees. The student population of Newark, NJ is skewed towards N/A, with N/A male students and N/A female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newark, NJ are White (1,821 and 29.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,447 and 23.8%), Black or African American (1,221 and 20.1%), and Asian (1,119 and 18.4%).

The largest universities in Newark, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-Newark (3,317 and 44.2%), New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,894 and 38.6%), and Essex County College (1,106 and 14.7%).

The most popular majors in Newark, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (810 and 10.8%), Information Technology (428 and 5.71%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (411 and 5.48%).

The median tuition costs in Newark, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 236 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 222 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 240 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newark, NJ was General Psychology with 236 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Newark, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,317 degrees awarded
  2. 2,894 degrees awarded
  3. 1,106 degrees awarded
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Median In-State Public
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Median Private

In 2019, the Newark, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-Newark with 3,317 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,205
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,297
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 4,205 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newark, NJ, which is 1.28 times more than the 3,297 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Newark, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,821 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,447 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,221 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Newark, NJ was White students. These 1,821 degrees mean that there were 1.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,447 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

Housing

Property Value

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The following charts display, first, the property values in Newark, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newark, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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Median Household Income
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Number of Households
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The following chart displays the households in Newark, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

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Rent vs Own

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N/A Homeownership

This percentage of owner-occupation is approximately the same as the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newark, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newark, NJ have a similar commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, N/A% of the workforce in Newark, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, N/A% of workers in Newark, NJ N/A, followed by those who N/A (N/A%) and those who N/A (N/A%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

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Average Number

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Health

83.7% of the population of Newark, NJ has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 33.4% on Medicaid, 7.23% on Medicare, 7.54% on non-group plans, and 0.603% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Essex County, NJ see 1181 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1197 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 447 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Salem County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,181 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Essex County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Essex County, NJ see an average of 1,181 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,197 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Essex County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$5,081
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,049
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,614
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.3%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
33.4%
Medicaid
7.23%
Medicare
7.54%
Non-Group
0.603%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newark, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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