New Jersey is a state on the eastern coast of the United States of America. New Jersey is bordered on the south by Delaware (separated by Delaware Bay; on the west by Delaware and Pennsylvania; on the north by New York; and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
New Jersey ratified the U.S. Constitution on 18 December 1787, the third state to do so.
New Jersey's state motto is "The Garden State." According to the US Census Bureau New Jersey has a population of 8,724,560, with 1,134.5 per square mile.
- "State and Country Quick Facts", US Census Bureau, accessed 8/17/2008, <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/34000.html>