Table 2. Percent Distribution of the Population: 1790 - 1990


Year          New Jersey           Northeast             Midwest               South                West

1790                 4.7                50.1                  NA                49.9                  NA
1800                 4.0                49.6                 1.0                49.4                  NA
1810                 3.4                48.2                 4.0                47.8                  NA

1820                 2.9                45.2                 8.9                45.9                  NA
1830                 2.5                43.1                12.5                44.4                  NA
1840                 2.2                39.6                19.6                40.7                  NA

1850                 2.1                37.2                23.3                38.7                 0.8
1860                 2.1                33.7                28.9                35.4                 2.0
1870                 2.3                31.9                33.7                31.9                 2.6

1880                 2.3                28.9                34.6                32.9                 3.6
1890                 2.3                27.6                35.6                31.8                 5.0
1900                 2.5                27.6                34.5                32.2                 5.7

1910                 2.8                28.0                32.4                31.9                 7.7
1920                 3.0                28.0                32.1                31.2                 8.7
1930                 3.3                27.9                31.3                30.7                10.0

1940                 3.1                27.2                30.4                31.5                10.9
1950                 3.2                26.1                29.4                31.2                13.3
1960                 3.4                24.9                28.8                30.7                15.6

1970                 3.5                24.1                27.8                30.9                17.1
1980                 3.3                21.7                26.0                33.3                19.1
1990                 3.1                20.4                24.0                34.4                21.2

SOURCE: U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing.