Table 1. Projections of Total Population by Projection Model
             New Jersey: 2010 to 2030
Projection Census on April 1,   Projections to July 1,  
Model 2000 2010   2015 2020 2025 2030
Economic-
 Demographic 8,414,350 8,791,894 9,024,000 9,241,900 9,446,200 9,648,100
Zero
 Migration 8,414,350 8,791,894 8,981,200 9,123,000 9,223,800 9,292,200
Historical
 Migration 8,414,350 8,791,894 8,997,700 9,243,900 9,537,700 9,880,100
Linear
 Regression 8,414,350 8,791,894   9,327,100 9,734,700 10,151,000 10,576,100
Note: The Economic-Demographic Model is designated "preferred" due to its greater scope 
          of input information and its consistency with the year 2020 employment projections 
          prepared by the New Jersey Department of Labor.  Other models are included  
          mainly for illustrative purpose.  Population and labor force projections by age, race, 
          sex and Hispanic origin presented in subsequent tables were based on the 
          Economic-Demographic model.