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Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
Legislature: Meets year-round
General Assembly: 80 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 45R, 35D; 64 men, 16 women
Salary: $35,000
Phone: (609) 292-5339
Senate: 40 members, 4-year terms
1999 breakdown: 24R, 16D; 36 men, 4 women
Salary: $35,000
Phone: (609) 292-5199

Urban Statistics
Newark: Mayor Sharpe James (D), Population 268,510
Jersey City: Mayor Bret Schundler (R), Population 229,039
Paterson: Mayor Martin G. Barnes (R), Population 150,270
Elizabeth: Mayor J. Christian Bollwage (D), Population 110,149
Trenton: Mayor Douglas Palmer (D), Population 85,437

Registered Voters
Unaffiliated: 55%
Democrat: 25%
Republican : 19%

U.S. Congress
Senate: 2 D
House: 7 D, 6 R

Term Limits
For state offices: No

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 54%, Bob Dole 36%, Ross Perot 9%
1992 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 43%, George Bush 41%, Ross Perot 16%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 56%, Michael S. Dukakis 43%

Population
1998 population (est.): 7,987,933
1990 population: 7,730,188
1980 population: 7,364,823
Percent change 1980-90: +5%
Rank among states (1998): 9
White: 80%
Black: 15%
Asian or Pacific islander: 5%
Hispanic origin: 12%
Urban: 89%
Rural: 11%
Born in state: 55%
Foreign-born: 13%
Under age 18: 1,987,124 (25%)
Ages 18-64: 4,960,037 (62%)
65 and older: 1,105,688 (14%)
Median age: 36.4

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.nj.us
Capital: Trenton
Median household income: $48,289 (1997)
   Rank among states: 2
Total area: 8,215 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 46

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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