State Abbreviation NJ
Statehood Dec. 18, 1787
State Capital Trenton
State Size Total (Land + Water): 8,721 sq miles; Land Only: 7,417 sq miles
Number of Counties 21
State Population (2010) 8791894
Electoral Votes 14
State Quarter Issue Date 36297
State Motto Liberty and prosperity
State Flower Purple violet
State Bird Eastern Goldfinch
Nickname Garden State
Area Codes 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Newark (277,140)
Jersey City (247,597)
Paterson (146,199)
Elizabeth (124,969)
Edison (99,967)
Major Sports Teams NFL: New York Giants, New York Jets
NHL: New Jersey Devils
Federal Prisons None
Federal Correctional Institutions Federal Correctional Institution, Fairton
Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix
State Prisons Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center (Avenel)
A. C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility (Bordentown)
Bayside State Prison (Leesburg)
Central Reception and Assignment Facility (Trenton)
East Jersey State Prison (Rahway)
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women (Clinton)
Garden State Youth Correctional Facility (Yardville)
Mid-State Correctional Annex (Wrightstown)
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (Annandale)
New Jersey State Prison (Trenton)
Northern State Prison (Newark)
Southern State Correctional Facility (Delmont)
South Woods State Prison (Bridgeton)

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