Did you know that New Jersey is also known as the Garden State? This week we are discussing New Jersey employment background check information, New Jersey crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
About New Jersey*
New Jersey Population and Age Distribution. New Jersey’s estimated population was 8.9 million. The median age was 39.4 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $69,667. The total number of households was 3,198,799 with an average of 2.71 people.
New Jersey Employment and Unemployment Rate. 59.4% of the New Jersey population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 21 st in the nation. The New Jersey unemployment rate is 10.1% which was ranked 13th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in New Jersey were as follows: 204,574 (4.9%) were self-employed, 589,307 (14%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 3,407,080 (81%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in New Jersey were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.7%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (12.8%), Retail (11.4%), Manufacturing (8.7%), Finance, Insurance Real Estate, Rental/Leasing (8.6%).
New Jersey Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in New Jersey’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (40.3%), Sales and Office (25.3%), Service (16.8%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (10.5%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (7.2%).
New Jersey Health Insurance Coverage. 87% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (13% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 71% had private coverage and 27% had public coverage.
Disability. 10% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of New Jersey reported a disability. The New Jersey disability claim rate was ranked 49th in the country.
For a list of New Jersey counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
New Jersey Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. New Jersey had 25,727 total violent crimes (which ranked 17th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.29% (which ranked it 32nd among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 388 were murders, 1,035 were forcible rapes, 11,385 were robberies, and 12,919 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. New Jersey had 181,481 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 42,338 were burglaries, 122,662 were larceny/thefts, and 16,481 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. New Jersey had the 3rd most law enforcement employees per population. New Jersey ranked 3rd in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more New Jersey crime information, please see the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Office of the Attorney General Criminal History Record Information (CHRI).
New Jersey Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two New Jersey employment background check products: a New Jersey county criminal background check and a New Jersey state criminal background check.
The New Jersey state criminal background check includes a New Jersey corrections background check, a New Jersey courts background check, a sex offender record search of New Jersey as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The NJ courts background check pulls current and historical felony and misdemeanor court records. The New Jersey state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our New Jersey criminal background check webpage.
The New Jersey county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the NJ Superior courts. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other New Jersey employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About New Jersey” data is from 2011. “New Jersey Crime Data” data is from 2012.