Ten fun facts about New Jersey


Fact 1
Even when combining the two largest cities in the US, New York City and Los Angeles, North Jersey has more car thefts than any other city in the US.

Fact 2
New Jersey is home to the most diners in the United States.

Fact 3
The first dinosaur fossil in the United States to be discovered was in 1858 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The Hadrosaurus dinosaur was discovered, which soon led to modern paleontology throughout the world. The Hadrosaurus also is the state dinosaur due to this discovery.


Fact 4
The largest boardwalk in the United States is located in Atlantic City.

Fact 5
The first submarine ride in the United States took place in the Passaic River in New Jersey.

Fact 6
Famous celebrities that were born in New Jersey include Bruce Springsteen, Redman, Naughty by Nature, Shaq, Whitney Houston, Grover Cleveland, Judy Blume, and Frank Sinatra.

Fact 7
The state is almost entirely surrounded by water on all sides and it would have been an island except for the short 40-km stretch of land that separates it from New York.

Fact 8
All the street names in the game of “Monopoly” are based on actual streets in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Fact 9
The tallest water tower in the world is located in New Jersey.

Fact 10
Over 1,000 people live per square mile in this state, making it the state with the highest population in density


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Short about New Jersey
Is a state located in the northeastern area of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
3,186,878
Population
8,867,749
Per capita income
$35,928
Life expectancy in number of years
80.3
Statehood
December 18, 1787
Capital
Trenton
Largest city
Newark
Number of billionaires
6
State dance
Square Dance
State color
Buff and Blue
State bird
Eastern goldfinch
State mammal
Horse
State fish
Brook trout
State tree
Northern Red Oak
State flower
Violet

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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