State AbbreviationNJ
StatehoodDec. 18, 1787
State CapitalTrenton
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 8,721 sq miles; Land Only: 7,417 sq miles
Number of Counties21
State Population (2010)8791894
Electoral Votes14
State Quarter Issue Date36297
State MottoLiberty and prosperity
State FlowerPurple violet
State BirdEastern Goldfinch
NicknameGarden State
Area Codes201, 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 TeamsNFL: New York Giants, New York Jets
NHL: New Jersey Devils
Federal PrisonsNone
Federal Correctional InstitutionsFederal Correctional Institution, Fairton
Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix
State PrisonsAdult 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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