NJ State Census
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New Jersey State Census was taken every ten years beginning in 1855 and ending with 1915.

Most libraries with major genealogical holding may have copies of the microfilms. Original and microfilm copies of the state census are available at:

Division of Archives
Archives Section
Department of State
CN 307
185 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

New Jersey State Census

Census YearDescription of what the census contains.
Notation as to what records still exist, either for the whole state or only certain counties.
1855Contains name (usually only head of household); number of adults in each household, subdivided by nativity (native-born or foreign-born), race (colored or white), and sex; and number of children aged 5 to 16 in each household, subdivided by race and gender. A few townships list all household members by name.
Incomplete records exist for Atlantic, Bergen, Camden, Cumberland, Essex (including present day Union), Gloucester, Hunterdon, Hudson, Monmouth, MORRIS, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties.
1865Contains name (all members of the household), sex, whether native or foreign-born, whether colored or white, and whether school-aged (5 to 16 years).
Incomplete records exist for Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Salem, Sussex, and Union counties.
1875Contains name (all members of the household), age, sex, native or foreign-born, color, birthplace of individual and parents, and occupation.
Incomplete records exist for Essex and Sussex counties.
1885Contains name, sex, race, age in categories of under 5, 5-20, 20-60, and over 60, and native or foreign-born (Irish, German, and other).
Complete for the state.
1895Contains name, sex, race, age in categories of under 5, 5-20, 20-60, and over 60, and native or foreign-born (Irish, German, and other).
Complete for the state.
1905Contains name, color, sex, month and year of birth, marital status, birthplace, parents' birthplaces, number of years in U.S., citizenship status, occupation, whether literate or fluent in English, and whether home is owned or rented. In urban areas street names and house numbers are provided.
Complete for the state.
1915Contains name, color, sex, month and year of birth, marital status, birthplace, parents' birthplaces, number of years in U.S., citizenship status, occupation, whether literate or fluent in English, and whether home is owned or rented. In urban areas street names and house numbers are provided.
Complete for the state.
 

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