Fast Facts
New Jersey has . . .
  • 21 counties and 566 municipalities.
  • 2 United States Senators.
  • 13 United States Representatives.
  • 40 State Senators.
  • 80 Members of the General Assembly.
  • 8,414,350 residents (as of 2000).
  • 3,064,645 households (as of 2000).
  • 314 public libraries.
  • 1,866 public elementary schools.
  • 398 public secondary schools.
  • 132 private high schools.
  • 20 four-year colleges.
  • 21 two-year colleges.
  • 2 engineering colleges.
  • 1 medical college.
  • 2 dental colleges.
  • 6 theological colleges.
  • 7,504.8 square miles of land.
  • 699.57 square miles of water.
  • 8,204.37 square miles total area.
  • 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
  • more than 800 lakes and ponds.
  • more than 100 rivers and creeks.
  • 36 state parks.
  • 11 state forests.
  • 24 historic sites.
  • 42 natural areas.
  • 4 national recreational areas.
  • 4 state marinas.
  • 34,268 miles of highways and roads.
Aerial photo of the New Jersey Shoreline and Fly Fisherman on the Musconetcong River