Table 4 .. Land Area, Population Per Square Mile and Rank


                    New Jersey  Northeast United States/3
Land Area
  Square Miles/1         7,417    162,272      3,536,342

Population per Square/2
   Mile
      1920               425.5      182.8           30.0
      1930               544.9      212.2           34.8
      1940               560.9      221.7           37.4
      1950               651.9      243.3           42.8
      1960               818.0      275.3           50.7
      1970               966.8      302.3           57.5
      1980               993.0      302.8           64.1
      1990             1,042.2      313.1           70.3

Rank: Population
      Per Square Mile
      1920                   3          1
      1930                   3          1
      1940                   2          1
      1950                   2          1
      1960                   2          1
      1970                   1          1
      1980                   1          1
      1990                   1          1


*  Excludes District of Columbia.

1. Dry land and land temporarily or partially covered by 
    river flood plains; streams, sloughs, estuaries, and 
    mile in width; and lakes, reservoirs, and ponds less 

2. All population densities are based on the 1990 land ar
    of Population and Housing.

3. United States population density figures given for var
    boundries of the United States which was under the ju
    question, including in some cases considerable areas 
    by the census.  In 1870, for example, Alaska was not 

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