New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by Delaware Bay and the State of Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 8,882,190 residents as of 2019 and an area of 8,722.58 square miles, making it the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The capital is Trenton, while the largest city is Newark. All but one county in New Jersey lie within the combined statistical areas of New York City or Philadelphia; consequently, the state's largest metropolitan area falls within Greater New York.

New Jersey was first inhabited by Native Americans for at least 2,800 years, with the Lenape being the dominant group by the time Europeans arrived in the early 17th century. Dutch and the Swedish colonists founded the first European settlements in the state. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey—after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey—and granting it as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. New Jersey was the site of several important battles during the American Revolutionary War. In the 19th century, factories in the "Big Six" cities of Camden, Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Jersey City, and Elizabeth helped drive the nation's Industrial Revolution. New Jersey's central location in the Northeast megalopolis fueled its rapid growth and suburbanization in the second half of the 20th century. At the turn of the 21st century, the state's economy increasingly diversified, while its multicultural populace began reverting toward more urban settings within the state, outpacing the growth in suburbs since 2008.

As of 2020, New Jersey was home to the highest number of millionaires per capita of all U.S. states, with 9.76% of households—more than 323,000 of 3.3 million statewide—meeting the criteria. Based on 2017 data, it was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income. New Jersey's public school system consistently ranks at or among the top among all fifty U.S. states.

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14th New Jersey Monument Restortation: In Progress

14th New Jersey Monument Restortation: In Progress

14th New Jersey Monument Restoration: In Progress

20166.BL-Jersey City, NJ--Coaling station--Henderson and 16th Streets [1917]
20342.BL-East Orange, NJ--East Orange Improvements--16th Street Bridge [1921-1922]
Fragment of a Bottle

Fragment of a Bottle

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Fragment, 17th century

Fragment, 17th century

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Bowl, 17th century

Bowl, 17th century

Made in New Jersey, United States

Fragment, 17th century

Fragment, 17th century

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Fragment, 17th century

Fragment, 17th century

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Gemel flask, 17th century

Gemel flask, 17th century

Made in New Jersey, United States

Fragment of a Bottle

Fragment of a Bottle

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Fragment of a Bottle

Fragment of a Bottle

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Fragment of a Bottle

Fragment of a Bottle

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Fragment of a Bottle

Fragment of a Bottle

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Fragment of a Bottle

Fragment of a Bottle

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Noort Rivier in Niew Neerlandt.

Noort Rivier in Niew Neerlandt.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the Hudson River from Manhattan Island to Albany, natural features, and other geographical entities in the region. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attribut... More

Caert vande Svydt Rivier in Niew Nederland.

Caert vande Svydt Rivier in Niew Nederland.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the region of the Delaware Bay and river, natural features, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons... More

Novi Belgii, quod nunc Novi Jorck vocatur, Novæ [que] Angliæ & partis Virginiæ : accuratissima et novissima delineatio.

Novi Belgii, quod nunc Novi Jorck vocatur, Novæ [que] Angliæ & partis ...

Scale ca. 1:3,500,000. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's America, London, 1670. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ill. Vault AACR2

Paskaerte van de Zuÿdt en Noordt Revier in Nieu Nederlant streckende van Cabo Hinloopen tot Rechkewach
Pas caerte van Nieu Nederlandt en de Engelsche Virginies van Cabo Cod tot Cabo Canrick.
A mapp of New Jersey in America

A mapp of New Jersey in America

Collection of old maps Courtesy of Boston Public Library

A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvani...

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Date and attribution from On the Map, 1983 (Figure 24). First state of map published originally in 1685 by Christopher Browne with the imprint in the cartouc... More

A map of ye English Empire in ye continent of America : viz Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, New York, New Iarsey, New England, Pennsilvania
Nouvelle carte de la Pensylvanie, Maryland, Virginie, et Nouvelle Iarsey.
Carte particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, la Nouvelle Iarsey orient et occidentale.
Carte particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, la Nouvelle Iarsey orient et occidentale.
Nova Svecia
Dish, North and Central America

Dish, North and Central America

Made in New Jersey, United States

Fragment, North and Central America

Fragment, North and Central America

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Bowl, North and Central America

Bowl, North and Central America

Made in New Jersey, United States

Easy Chair

Easy Chair

Probably made in New Jersey, United States

Fragment, North and Central America

Fragment, North and Central America

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvani...

Relief shown pictorially. Date and attribution from On the map, 1983. Second state of map published originally in 1685 by Christopher Browne. This state differs from the earlier one in lacking the publisher's i... More

Mug, North and Central America

Mug, North and Central America

Probably made in New Jersey, United States

Fragment, North and Central America

Fragment, North and Central America

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Jar, North and Central America

Jar, North and Central America

Made in New Jersey, United States

Pembroke Table

Pembroke Table

Possibly made in New Jersey, United States; Possibly made in New York, United States

Flask, North and Central America

Flask, North and Central America

Made in New Jersey, United States

Covered Bowl

Covered Bowl

Probably made in New Jersey, United States

Fragment, North and Central America

Fragment, North and Central America

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

[Blank form of a diploma 17--].

[Blank form of a diploma 17--].

On verso: V 6/8. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 99, Folder 9b.

Fragment, North and Central America

Fragment, North and Central America

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Bowl, North and Central America

Bowl, North and Central America

Possibly made in New Jersey, United States

Pitcher, North and Central America

Pitcher, North and Central America

Possibly made in New Jersey, United States

Fragment, North and Central America

Fragment, North and Central America

Made in Wistarburg, New Jersey, United States

Goblet, North and Central America

Goblet, North and Central America

Possibly made in Jersey City, New Jersey; Made in New Jersey, United States

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park

A young Junior Ranger fishes for an opportunity to earn park trading cards at the South Camden Family Fishing Day held at the Father Doyle Fishing Pier in New Jersey on June 11, 2016. Families participated in a... More

A new mapp of East and West New Jarsey [sic] : being an exact survey /

A new mapp of East and West New Jarsey [sic] : being an exact survey /

Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. See Report of the Library of Congress for 1917, p. 56. Vault

A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland

A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, ...

First published in 1689, John Thornton's chart of the north Atlantic seacoast illustrates the type of nautical charts available to navigators in the Fourth Book of the English Pilot, which was the standard reso... More

A new map of Virginia, Mary-land and the improved parts of Penn-sylvania & New Jersey
To His Excellency, William Burnet, Esq; Captain, General and Governour in chief of the Provinces of New-York, New-Jersey and territories depending thereon in America and Vice Admiral of the same, &c. The humble address of the General Assembly of

To His Excellency, William Burnet, Esq; Captain, General and Governour...

Evans 2377.; On verso: 1722. June 14 P.R.O., C. O. 5. 1053.1.79. Evans 2377. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed ... More

Armchair, 18th century

Armchair, 18th century

Possibly made in New Jersey, United States; Possibly made in Pennsylvania, United States

Spoon Rack, unknown artist. American decorative arts.
Armchair, 18th century, New Jersey
A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America, containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina.

A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on y...

Scale ca. 1:3,600,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. Imprint date from Henry Stevens and Roland Tree's Comparative cartography, item 55c. Includes descriptive text. Insets: A v... More

New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania
New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania
A chart of the sea coast of New Found Land, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland
A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland.
A New map of Virginia.
Mortar and Pestle
Fireback, 18th century, New Jersey
Particular draughts and plans of some of the principal towns and harbours belonging to the English, French, and Spaniards, in America and West Indies
A new and accurate map of New Jersey, Pensilvania, New York and New England, with the adjacent countries. Drawn from surveys, assisted by the most approved modern maps & charts and regulated by astronomical observations.

A new and accurate map of New Jersey, Pensilvania, New York and New En...

Relief shown pictorially. From the author's A complete system of geography. 1747. Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. "No. 100." Vault AACR2

Map no. I - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

Map no. I - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection

The Bill in the Chancery of New Jersey was filed by the Proprietors of East New Jersey to defend their position in a land dispute with settlers around Elizabeth. This is the first of the volume's three maps, wh... More

Pensylvania, Nova Jersey et Nova York cum regionibus ad Fluvium Delaware in America sitis /

Pensylvania, Nova Jersey et Nova York cum regionibus ad Fluvium Delawa...

Relief shown pictorially. Also covers New England (distorted) and northern Chesapeake region. Title in Latin; notes in German and Latin; legend in Latin, German, and English. Unidentified meridian. Provinces in... More

A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland and New England

A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New York, New...

The 1749 pirated Dublin edition of "The English Pilot, The Fourth Book" included two relatively rare charts showing the New England coast. Although the charts in the Dublin edition resemble those in the London ... More

A map of Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware counties.

A map of Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware cou...

Scale ca. 1:960,000. Hand colored. Has watermark. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Shows trails. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1035 Available ... More

Spoon Rack, unknown artist. American decorative arts.
West-Newbold House, Swedesboro, Gloucester County, NJ

West-Newbold House, Swedesboro, Gloucester County, NJ

Survey number: HABS NJ-307 Building/structure dates: ca. 1750 Initial Construction

Bureau Table, 18th century
A map of Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware counties.

A map of Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware cou...

Scale ca. 1:960,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. LC copy imperfect: Lower left corner missing. Shows trails. Includes descriptive... More

A new and accurate map of New Jersey, Pensilvania, New York and New England with the adjacent countries.

A new and accurate map of New Jersey, Pensilvania, New York and New En...

Scale ca. 1:12,250,000. Hand colored. "No. 62" in lower left margin. Covers the area from the Bay of Fundy southward along the coast to Chesapeake Bay, and west to the Finger Lakes district in New York. Shows t... More

A map of Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware counties.

A map of Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware cou...

Scale ca. 1:960,000. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Shows trails. Includes descriptive notes and distance chart. LC Maps of North America, 1750-17... More

Wm. Livingston, governor of New Jersey.
J. Belcher, governor of New Jersey.
A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America : containing Newfoundland, New Scotalnd, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina
A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America : containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina
A map of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland with part of New Jersey &c.
A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole prov...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Curratuck Inlet. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Right Honourable, George Dunk Earl of Halifax ..." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 142... More

Partie de l'Amérique septentrionale, qui comprend le cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle. Angleterre, la Nlle York, le New Jersey, la Pensylvanie, le Maryland, la Virginie, la Caroline
Partie de l'Amérique septentrionale, qui comprend le cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle. Angleterre, la Nlle York, le New Jersey, la Pensylvanie, le Maryland, la Virginie, la Caroline.

Partie de l'Amérique septentrionale, qui comprend le cours de l'Ohio, ...

Scale ca. 1:3,000,000. Title on verso: "Cours de l'Ohyo." Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Covers the area from the Great Lakes to South Carolina and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River. Sho... More

Plano de Philadelphia. Historic map, Library of Congress nautical chart

Plano de Philadelphia. Historic map, Library of Congress nautical char...

Scale ca. 1:220,000. Manuscript, pen and ink. Copied from Joshua Fishers' "To the merchants & insurers of the city of Philadelphia, this chart of Delaware Bay and river." Depths shown in fathoms. Oriented with ... More

Pensylvania Nova Jersey et Nova York cum Regionibus ad Fluvium Delaware in America sitis
New Engelland, New York, New Yersey und Pensilvania

New Engelland, New York, New Yersey und Pensilvania

B New Engelland, New York, New Yersey und Pensilvania | Gros-britannische Colonie-Laender, in Nord America Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Panels and Door from the Hoagland Farm, Griggstown, New Jersey
Panels and Door from the Hoagland Farm, Griggstown, New Jersey
A new and accurate map of the provinces of Pensilvania, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.

A new and accurate map of the provinces of Pensilvania, Virginia, Mary...

Scale ca. 1:4,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. From The American gazetteer. v. 3. Includes descriptive notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Map showing the west shore of the North or Hudson River,

Map showing the west shore of the North or Hudson River,

Scale not given. Title from penciled annotation in upper left corner. Manuscript, pen-and-ink tracing. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines. Shows the coastal area of Jersey City from "Hobocken"... More

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey : with part of Pensilvania, and the governments of Trois Rivieres, and Montreal
The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the governments of Trois Rivières, and Montreal:

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, a...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Title in upper margin: A chorographical map of the country between Albany, Oswego, Fort Frontenac, and les Trois Rivières ... Drawn from authentic surveys by Thomas Jefferys, geographer to ... More

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the governments of Trois Rivieres, and Montreal

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, a...

A chorographical map of the country between Albany, Oswego, Fort Frontenac, and les Trois Rivières | Chorographical map of the country between Albany, Oswego, Fort Frontenac, and les Trois Rivières : exhibiti... More

[The provinces of New York, and New Jersey, with part of Pensilvania, and the government's of Trois Rivières, and Montreal:
The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the governments of Trois Rivières, and Montreal:
A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina
New York & New Jersey commissioners line from 41⁰ on Hudson's River taken in 1769.

New York & New Jersey commissioners line from 41⁰ on Hudson's River ta...

Scale ca. 1:600,000. Title from verso. At head of title, in a different hand: New York & New Jersey. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows "Province of New Jersey," "Part of the province of New York," p... More

Three maps [i.e. map on 3 sheets] of northern New Jersey, with reference to the boundary between New York and New Jersey.

Three maps [i.e. map on 3 sheets] of northern New Jersey, with referen...

Scale ca. 1:180,000. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Boston, 1862. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shad... More

Lines run in the Jersies for determining boundaries between that Province & New York.

Lines run in the Jersies for determining boundaries between that Provi...

Scale ca. 1:740,000. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. On verso: No 33. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1244 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

The managers on the part of New-York, beg leave to the Court, that in their claim filed in pages 8, and 9, of the said claim, it is by mistake that they ... do claim as a boundary between the Colony of New-York, and New-Jersey, a straight and di

The managers on the part of New-York, beg leave to the Court, that in ...

Dated July 26, 1769.; On verso: LL 54 2021 My 14, 38; Regs. 38, p. 7, No. 40. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ep... More

Draught of an intrenched camp proposed to be erected near Elisabeth Town.

Draught of an intrenched camp proposed to be erected near Elisabeth To...

Scale not given. Title on verso: Fortified camp at Elizh. Town, Jersey ... Manuscript, pen-and-ink. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1290 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ... More

[Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River (above Albany), Mohawk River, Niagara region, and Lake Ontario in New York Province].

[Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River (above Albany), M...

Untitled pictorial depiction of rivers and fortifications on conical powder horn. Present title devised by cataloguer. Manuscript: Black/brown inks on bovine horn, shellacked. Has pewter pouring spout attached ... More

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