New Jersey

New Jersey (English: New Jersey) is a state in the northeastern United States. It got its name from the island of Jersey in the English Channel. It is the third state to join the Union. Population — 8.717 million people (9th place in the USA, data of 2005). Ethnic composition: Italians — 17.9%, Irish — 15.9%, African Americans — 13.6%, Germans — 12.6%, Poles — 6.9%. New Jersey is the first state in terms of population density.

The capital is the city of Trenton, the largest city is Newark. The official nickname is “Garden State”.

Famous people

  • Meryl Streep
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Bill Evans
  • Walter Shiro
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • Robert Sean Leonardis an actor
  • Norman Mailer

Newark (New Jersey)

City in the United States
State New Jersey
County Essex County
Coordinates 40°44’7″N, 74°11’6″WL
Surface 67.04 km²
– country 62.53 km²
– water 4.51 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(4982 inhabitant/km²)
Mayor Ras Baraka (D)
Northwest Newark seen from the air

Newark is a city in the American state of New Jersey and has 281,764 inhabitants (2016). This makes it the 67th city in the United States (2010). Its surface area is 61.6 km 2, making it the 206th city. The city is often grouped with the city of New York, which together form a so-called megacity (a metropolitan area with more than 10 million inhabitants). This megacity is part of the New York metropolitan area.


9.3% of the population is older than 65 and 26.6% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 8.1 % (census figures 2000).

About 29.5% of Newark’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 53.5% of African origin and 1.2% of Asian origin.

The population decreased from 275,291 in 1990 to 273,546 in 2000 but increased to 277,140 in 2010. By 2016 the number had increased further to 281,764.


In January the average temperature is −0.8 °C, in July it is 25.4 °C. Annual average rainfall is 1116.8 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).


The local ice hockey club New Jersey Devils plays its games in the National Hockey League.


Newark is home to the Grammy Museum Experience, which features events and educational programs and showcases multimedia presentations and highlights from New Jersey artists and music history.

Notable residents of Newark

Born in Newark

  • Aaron Burr (1756-1836), Vice President of the United States of America and Senator
  • Benjamin Adams (1890-1961), athlete
  • Adele Dunlap (1902-2017), super centenarian
  • William Brennan (1906-1997), judge
  • Jerry Wald (1918-1973), clarinetist and big band leader
  • Jack Warden (1920-2006), actor
  • Vivian Blaine (1921-1995), actress and singer
  • Ted Schroeder (1921–2006), tennis player
  • Joseph Margolis (1924-2021), philosopher
  • Eva Marie Saint (1924), actress
  • Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), jazz singer
  • Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997), poet
  • Jerry Lewis (1926-2017), comedian, director and producer
  • Richard Moryl (1929), composer and music educator
  • Bob Crewe (1930-2014), songwriter and producer
  • Robert Clotworthy (1931-2018), diver
  • Allen Klein (1931-2009), music manager
  • Cissy Houston (1933), gospel and soul singer
  • Philip Roth (1933-2018), writer
  • Wayne Shorter (1933), jazz saxophonist
  • Richard Meier (1934), architect
  • Frankie Valli (1934), singer
  • Ron Carey (1935-2007), actress
  • Connie Francis (1938), singer
  • Allen Garfield (1939-2020), actor
  • Brian De Palma (1940), film director
  • Marty Sheller (1940-2022), jazz trumpeter, arranger and composer
  • Thea White (1940-2021), voice actress
  • Paul Simon (1941), singer-songwriter
  • Charles Geoffrey Morrow (1942), composer, music producer, sound artist, event maker
  • Joe Pesci (1943), actor, comedian
  • Paul Auster (1947), writer
  • Mark Blum (1950-2020), actor and film producer
  • Howard Finkel (1950-2020), professional wrestling match announcer
  • Dennis Boutsikaris (1952), actor
  • Marvin Hagler (1954-2021), boxer
  • Ray Liotta (1954-2022), actor
  • Marc Ribot (1954), guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn)
  • Thomas F. Duffy (1955), actor
  • Tracy Morrow (1958), rapper & actor
  • Jason Alexander (1959), actor
  • Renaldo Nehemiah (1959), athlete
  • Marc Shaiman (1959), film composer
  • David Marciano (1960), actor
  • Whitney Houston (1963-2012), singer
  • Joe Rogan (1967), stand-up comedian
  • Queen Latifah (1970), rapper, singer and actress
  • Shaquille O’Neal (1972), basketball player
  • Gerard Way (1977), singer
  • JD Williams (1978), actor
  • Mikey Way (1980), bass guitarist
  • Brittany Underwood (1988), actress and singer

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City
Place in the United States
Location of Atlantic City in New Jersey
Location of New Jersey in the US
County Atlantic County
Type of place City
State New Jersey
Coordinates 39° 22′ N, 74° 26′ W
Surface 44.59 km²
– country 27.87 km²
– water 16.72 km²
(1434 inhabitant/km²)
Height 2 m
Mayor Marty Small Sr. (D)
ZIP code(s) 08401–08406, 8401, 8403, 8405
FIPS code 02080
The Boardwalk in Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As the name suggests, the city is located on the Atlantic Ocean.


Atlantic City is known for its casinos and gambling tourists, but this sector has been under a lot of pressure since the surrounding states also legalized gambling.

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Donald Trump ‘s chain of casinos, went bankrupt in September 2014.


At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was set at 40,517. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 39,958, a decrease of 559 (-1.4%).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​44.9 km², of which 29.4 km² is land and 15.5 km² is water. Atlantic City is about 2 meters above sea level.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 12 km radius around Atlantic City.

Atlantic City

Absecon (9 km)

Brigantine (7 km)

Linwood (12 km)

Longport (9 km)

Margate City (7 km)

Northfield (10 miles)

Pleasantville (5 miles)

Ventnor City (4 km)


  • Norman Joseph Woodland (1921-2012), inventor
  • James Avery (1948-2013), actor
  • King Kong Bundy (1957-2019), professional wrestler, actor
  • Benjamin Burnley (1978), musician


Bruce Springsteen sings in the song “Atlantic City” about the city’s demise.

The city is featured in HBO’s television series Boardwalk Empire, set in the 1920s during the US Prohibition era.

The board game Monopoly is based on this city.

Atlantic City, New Jersey