New Jersey experienced steady growth in their population all along. In the 1930 census, the population was a total of 4,041,334 people. One city in New Jersey had doubled since the last count, and two other ones had grown by an amazing 50 percent or slightly more.
The population growth experienced by New Jersey may be in part because of its close proximity to New York City, one of the largest and most prosperous cities in the USA. The amount of people in the state in 1920 was up to 3,155,900, making the state larger than Georgia and Indiana. This was the second largest growth spurt the state had gone through yet.
Not only did the population count for the state go up when this census was taken, but there were also two House of Representative seats added for the state. The growth for a couple of the cities was even greater than the growth which New York City saw in that census. The total population for the state was 2,537,167.
There were 159 cities in the country which have been reported to have more than 25,000 people living in them. Ten of those cities were counted as being in New Jersey. The population for the entire state had grown to 1,883,669.
One of the main causes of death at that time was consumption. According to how people answered the census, there was a 2.34 death rate from this disease for every thousand people in the state of New Jersey. The total population for the state was 1,444,933.
In 1880 the census was taken by the enumerators going door to door with 26 questions to ask the residents of the homes. It was determined that out of the 1,131,116 residents of New Jersey, there was a very large amount of immigrants, most of whom were from Ireland.
The population of the state continued to grow with each census taken. This time the population was up to 906,096 people. Many of the farmers had bad luck that year with their cabbage crops because there was a new worm that infected the plants and ate them up.
As the state grew to a population of 672,035, the census takers made a surprising discovery. There were an unexpected number of elderly people in the country who had passed the century mark for age. In the census records, they were described as "antiquated".
Census workers counted 489,555 people in the state for this decade. There were an overwhelming amount of people who were not born here, but had immigrated from other countries.
The population had once again risen. The total amount of people in the state is now up to 320,823. There were some towns in New Jersey that still had slaves. Most of the state was free of slavery. The amount of free colored people was counted at 351in the town of Woodbridge, out of a total of 4821 people. The slaves counted in the same town were seven.
The New Jersey Department of Workforce Development provides New Jersey census information. Their webpage allows users to find out more about different censuses that have taken place in the state, including the Federal ones in 1990 and 2000, the American Community Survey, and more. The resource also includes other pertinent links to record information at the U.S. Census Bureau, the State Data Center, and others.
The New Jersey State archives provide a variety of records, including historical census information that can be used for genealogical purposes. The site has a wide variety of state records from the late 1800s and early 1900s. This New Jersey census information resource includes links for narrowing down the specific reel that you need, as well as contact information.
This page details the New Jersey census information that is available from the New Jersey State Library. The page lists each census along with the type, index, location, and any other pertinent notes. The page also includes censuses for which there no longer exists any data in the list as well.
The Division of Government Research at the University of New Mexico maintains a page detailing New Mexico census information. The page includes links to other sources of data, links to reports, and data maps. The resource also includes contact information for the Division of Government Research for those that need additional assistance finding data.