Table 3. Decennial Rates of Change in Population: 1790 to 1990


Percent Change
in Population            New Jersey            Northeast           United States

1790 to 1800                   14.7                 33.9                    35.1
1800 to 1810                   16.3                 32.3                    36.4
1810 to 1820                   13.0                 25.0                    33.1
1820 to 1830                   15.6                 27.1                    33.4
1830 to 1840                   16.4                 22.0                    32.7

1840 to 1850                   31.1                 27.6                    35.9
1850 to 1860                   37.3                 22.8                    35.6
1860 to 1870                   34.8                 16.1                    22.6
1870 to 1880                   24.8                 18.0                    30.2
1880 to 1890                   27.7                 20.0                    25.5

1890 to 1900                   30.4                 20.9                    21.0
1900 to 1910                   34.7                 22.9                    21.0
1910 to 1920                   24.4                 14.7                    15.0
1920 to 1930                   28.1                 16.1                    16.2
1930 to 1940                    2.9                  4.5                     7.3

1940 to 1950                   16.2                  9.7                    14.5
1950 to 1960                   25.5                 13.2                    18.5
1960 to 1970                   18.2                  9.8                    13.4
1970 to 1980                    2.7                  0.2                    11.4
1980 to 1990                    5.0                  3.4                     9.8

NOTE: Population density = residential population divided by land area in square 
SOURCE: U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing.