many other geographic features, New Jersey's climate
divides into regions. The south, central, and northeast
parts of the state have a humid mesothermal climate,
while the northwest has a humid continental climate (microthermal),
with slightly cooler temperatures due to higher
elevation. The state receives between 2,400 and 2,800
hours of sunshine annually.
5,854,578 New Jerseyites—74.5% of the resident
population five years old or older—spoke only English at
home, down from 80.5% in 1990.
The United States dollar,
denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official currency
used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the
"American dollar," the currency is divided into 100
cents (symbol ¢)
New Jersey ranked 9th in population in
the US with an estimated total of 8,590,300 in 2002, an
increase of 2.1% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, New
Jersey's population grew from 7,730,188 to 8,414,350, an
increase of 8.9%. In 2000 New Jersey had the highest
population density among the 50 states: 1,134.4 persons
per sq mi. The population is projected to reach 9.6
million by 2025.
Trenton is the capital of the U.S. state
of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. As
of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a
population of 84,913.