Finding the facts and accessing statistical data to support your cause requires reliable sources. Below are websites that you can turn to for data about New Jersey, its people, communities, and public issues of concern.
NJ 211 Callers and the Needs they Express
NJ 211 Statistical Reports - NJ 211 responds to consumers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The majority of requests for help are from people who are looking for information about services that are available in our state. While we never record a consumer's identity, we do keep statistics on their demographics and the needs expressed so that government officials and helping professionals will be guided by this information as they create programs and services to assist those in need. For a reflection of the needs expressed by those who contact us, visit 211Counts.
The federal government provides quick statistical facts about the population in NJ and offers options that will allow you to dig deeper to find other facts regarding demographics, social, economic, and housing characteristics.
Kids Count is a nationwide initiative that uses data to improve the well-being of children. The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides detailed information about families including data for cities, counties, and school districts.
Advocates for Children of New Jersey's New Jersey Kids Count tracks a variety of indicators in 10 areas including poverty, health, child protection, and school. This website provides tables where you can access county-level data and data on the major cities in our state; customized data that will provide tools needed to develop maps, graphs, and profiles on NJ and other states; and in-depth publications that focus on issues and geographic areas.
Find Uniform Crime Reports, Carjacking Offense Reports, fatal accident statistics, and crime index trends in our state from the New Jersey State Police.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on the labor force in the state and larger metropolitan areas within the state.
The NJ Department of Education provides data on NJ school enrollment, aid summaries, and assessment reports.
The Center for Health Statistics provides data fact sheets, reports, and assessments.
The National Center for Health Statistics offers statistics on topics like diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages, population, health care, and insurance.
The CDC Child Development Data & Statistics offers many helpful links for statistics related to child and family development with a particular focus on health and well-being and current related trends.
The New Jersey Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology page of the NJ Department of Health website provides data on trends related to early prenatal care, breastfeeding, pregnancy risks, fetal-infant mortality, maternal mortality, and other related topics.
The Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health website includes national and state-level data on hundreds of child health indicators. You can browse or search by keywords and topics to retrieve interactive data tables and graphs which allow users to select, view, compare, and download survey data results for the nation, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and the 10 HRSA regions. These standardized national, state, and regional level population data are specifically designed to assist states with child health needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation, policy and standards development, monitoring, training, applied research, and development of systems of care for children and youth.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition has data on the cost of housing by Congressional district.
Learn more about homelessness in New Jersey by reading New Jersey Interagency Council on Homelessness statistics.
The Poverty Research Institute provides current information about poverty in New Jersey.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides the latest national data on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse; drug-related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases; and the nation's substance abuse treatment system.
The NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services also compiles data and formulates reports that provide in-depth county-specific analysis.