Characteristics of In-Migrants: New Jersey, 1985-1990

  Domestic Migrants   International Migrants
Characteristics Number Percent   Number Percent
           
Total 569,590 100.0%   211,417 100.0%
           
Sex          
Male 284,944 50.0%   107,519 50.9%
Female 284,646 50.0%   103,898 49.1%
           
Race          
White 437,393 76.8%   97,022 45.9%
Black 72,918 12.8%   24,133 11.4%
American Indian & Alaskan Native 1,486 0.3%   531 0.3%
Asian & Pacific Islander 37,948 6.7%   56,659 26.8%
Other (unspecified) 19,845 3.5%   33,072 15.6%
           
Origin          
Non-Hispanic 516,545 90.7%   132,116 62.5%
Hispanic 53,045 9.3%   79,301 37.5%
           
Age          
5-9 44,422 7.8%   16,894 8.0%
10-14 32,335 5.7%   16,702 7.9%
15-19 31,040 5.4%   17,686 8.4%
20-24 54,332 9.5%   27,742 13.1%
25-29 98,859 17.4%   36,330 17.2%
30-34 95,428 16.8%   29,988 14.2%
35-44 111,142 19.5%   35,681 16.9%
45-54 40,871 7.2%   15,905 7.5%
55-65 25,000 4.4%   8,049 3.8%
65-74 20,562 3.6%   4,528 2.1%
75-84 11,134 2.0%   1,588 0.8%
85+ 4,465 0.8%   324 0.2%
           
Marital Status          
Married-spouse present 259,725 45.6%   80,549 38.1%
Married-spouse absent 14,481 2.5%   18,205 8.6%
Widowed 20,167 3.5%   4,694 2.2%
Divorced 34,968 6.1%   6,480 3.1%
Separated 14,475 2.5%   5,865 2.8%
Never Married 225,774 39.6%   95,624 45.2%
           
Relation          
Householder 216,608 38.0%   56,212 26.6%
Spouse 128,764 22.6%   41,070 19.4%
Child 117,720 20.7%   54,124 25.6%
Other Relatives 33,195 5.8%   32,210 15.2%
Nonrelatives 42,747 7.5%   22,531 10.7%
Group Quarters Person 30,556 5.4%   5,270 2.5%
           
Income          
Not in Universe 76,757 13.5%   33,596 15.9%
No Income 52,173 9.2%   49,377 23.4%
$1-$2,499 31,297 5.5%   13,468 6.4%
$2,500-$4,999 27,686 4.9%   10,915 5.2%
$5,000-$7,499 28,680 5.0%   13,454 6.4%
$7,500-$9,999 20,432 3.6%   9,918 4.7%
$10,000-$12,499 27,059 4.8%   14,937 7.1%
$12,500-$14,999 17,158 3.0%   8,152 3.9%
$15,000-$17,499 26,112 4.6%   10,864 5.1%
$17,500-$19,999 18,503 3.2%   6,210 2.9%
$20,000-$22,499 25,723 4.5%   7,540 3.6%
$22,500-$24,999 16,676 2.9%   3,541 1.7%
$25,000-$27,499 23,898 4.2%   4,932 2.3%
$27,500-$29,999 14,056 2.5%   2,302 1.1%
$30,000-$32,499 23,227 4.1%   4,400 2.1%
$32,500-$34,999 10,692 1.9%   1,437 0.7%
$35,000-$37,499 16,409 2.9%   2,501 1.2%
$37,500-$39,999 8,967 1.6%   1,105 0.5%
$40,000-$44,999 20,666 3.6%   2,496 1.2%
$45,000-$49,999 15,250 2.7%   1,568 0.7%
$50,000-$59,999 22,946 4.0%   2,432 1.2%
$60,000-$74,999 19,055 3.3%   2,435 1.2%
$75,000-$99,999 12,118 2.1%   1,621 0.8%
$100,000 & over 14,050 2.5%   2,216 1.0%
           
Labor Force Status          
Not in Universe (Aged 0-15) 82,304 14.4%   36,753 17.4%
In Armed Forces 14,457 2.5%   2,622 1.2%
Employed 338,487 59.4%   108,940 51.5%
Unemployed 18,176 3.2%   10,944 5.2%
Not in Labor Force 116,166 20.4%   52,158 24.7%
           
Educational Attainment          
Less than 9th grade 96,806 17.0%   59,787 28.3%
9th - 12th grade, No diploma 55,706 9.8%   32,652 15.4%
High School Graduate 105,086 18.4%   38,723 18.3%
Some college, No degree 91,630 16.1%   23,015 10.9%
Associate Degree 29,311 5.1%   10,069 4.8%
Bachelor's degree 122,378 21.5%   29,081 13.8%
Graduate or professional degree 68,673 12.1%   18,090 8.6%
           
Currently Enrolled in School          
Yes, below college 89,548 15.7%   44,555 21.1%
Yes, at college 51,242 9.0%   23,747 11.2%
No 428,800 75.3%   143,115 67.7%
           
Poverty          
Not in Universe 28,469 5.0%   4,626 2.2%
In Poverty 35,296 6.2%   37,815 17.9%
Not in Poverty 505,825 88.8%   168,976 79.9%
           
Occupation          
Not in Universe 231,103 40.6%   102,477 48.5%
Executive & Managerial 70,819 12.4%   10,516 5.0%
Professional Specialty 73,159 12.8%   14,016 6.6%
Technicians & Related Support 17,775 3.1%   4,960 2.3%
Sales Occupations 44,902 7.9%   9,390 4.4%
Administrative Support 50,837 8.9%   12,971 6.1%
Private Household Services 1,247 0.2%   2,164 1.0%
Protective Services 4,154 0.7%   1,003 0.5%
Other Service Occupations 25,749 4.5%   16,176 7.7%
Farming, Forestry & Fishing 2,182 0.4%   1,752 0.8%
Precision Production, Craft, Repair 22,268 3.9%   10,199 4.8%
Operators, Assemblers, Inspectors 9,833 1.7%   14,756 7.0%
Transportation & Moving 8,074 1.4%   3,247 1.5%
Handlers, Cleaners, Laborers 7,488 1.3%   7,790 3.7%
           
Industry          
Not in Universe 231,103 40.6%   102,477 48.5%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries 2,611 0.5%   1,683 0.8%
Mining 525 0.1%   229 0.1%
Construction 15,713 2.8%   6,712 3.2%
Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods 28,518 5.0%   13,676 6.5%
Manufacturing, Durable Goods 20,294 3.6%   12,315 5.8%
Transportation 15,397 2.7%   4,224 2.0%
Communication & Public Utilities 13,464 2.4%   1,567 0.7%
Wholesale Trade 18,053 3.2%   6,636 3.1%
Retail Trade 45,092 7.9%   17,773 8.4%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 42,156 7.4%   6,256 3.0%
Business Services 20,264 3.6%   7,465 3.5%
Personal Services 9,803 1.7%   5,947 2.8%
Entertainment & Recreational 7,240 1.3%   1,449 0.7%
Health Services 29,059 5.1%   9,193 4.3%
Educational Services 22,697 4.0%   5,634 2.7%
Other Services 35,510 6.2%   6,095 2.9%
Public Administration 12,091 2.1%   2,086 1.0%
           
Tenure          
Group Quarters Person 30,556 5.4%   5,270 2.5%
Owner 305,698 53.7%   55,336 26.2%
Renter 233,336 41.0%   150,811 71.3%
           
Type of Household          
Married-Couple Family 366,749 64.4%   140,131 66.3%
Male Householder, no wife 21,240 3.7%   18,117 8.6%
Female Householder, no husband 54,106 9.5%   26,889 12.7%
Nonfamily Households 96,939 17.0%   21,010 9.9%
Institutions 9,095 1.6%   688 0.3%
College Dormitories 9,162 1.6%   2,364 1.1%
Military barracks 8,361 1.5%   668 0.3%
Other Group Quarters 3,938 0.7%   1,550 0.7%

Source: 1990 Census Subject Summary Tape File 15 (SSTF15)


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