New Jersey Facts



State Abbreviation NJ
Statehood Dec. 18, 1787
State Capital Trenton
State Size Total (Land + Water): 8,721 sq miles; Land Only: 7,417 sq miles
Number of Counties 21
State Population (2010)8,791,894
Electoral Votes14
State Quarter Issue Date May 17, 1999
State Motto Liberty and prosperity
State Flower Purple violet
State Bird Eastern Goldfinch
Nickname Garden State
State Flag New Jersey State Flag
Area Codes 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Newark (277,140)
Jersey City (247,597)
Paterson (146,199)
Elizabeth (124,969)
Edison (99,967)
Major Sports Teams NFL: New York Giants, New York Jets
NHL: New Jersey Devils




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