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Population Trends in New Jersey
by James W. Hughes and David Listokin
Rutgers University Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-0-8135-8833-9 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-8830-8 | Paper: 978-0-8135-8831-5
Library of Congress Classification HB3525.N5H84 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 304.609749

To fully understand New Jersey in the 2020s and beyond, it is crucial to understand its ever-changing population. This book examines the twenty-first century demographic trends that are reshaping the state now and will continue to do so in the future. But trend analysis requires a deep historical context. Present-day New Jersey is the result of a long demographic and economic journey that has taken place over centuries, constantly influenced by national and global forces. This book provides a detailed examination of this journey.  The result is present-day New Jersey.
The authors also highlight key trends that will continue to transform the state: domestic migration out of the state and immigration into it; increasing diversity; slower overall population growth; contracting fertility; the household revolution and changing living arrangements; generational disruptions; and suburbanization versus re-urbanization. All of these factors help place in context the result of the 2020 decennial U.S. Census.

While the book focuses on New Jersey, the Garden State is a template of demographic, economic, social, and other forces characterizing the United States in the twenty-first century.

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