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Interesting Facts About New Jersey

New Jersey Fun Facts and Laws

Smile and laugh with our interesting facts about New Jersey.

On your journey through New Jersey, keep your kids interested with our funny, and quirky facts about New Jersey.

Read through these interesting facts about New Jersey on your own then present them to your children as you move through the state. Even better, have your children read these New Jersey facts and discuss what they find the most interesting and fun during your road trip with kids.

Trivia Interesting Facts about New Jersey

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Metro State
Every county in New Jersey is considered a metropolitan area. This is the only state in which this is true.

Cuba in New Jersey
Union City, New Jersey is largely operated by Cubans. There are actually more Cubans in this state than there are in Havana, Cuba!

High Cost of Living
The cost of living in New Jersey is among the highest in the country. Make sure to count your pennies before deciding to move in.

Try a famous NJ diner
This state is commonly referred to as the “diner capital of the world,” since it holds more diners than any other state.

Interesting Facts About New Jersey

State Name: New Jersey

State Abbreviation: NJ

State Capital: Trenton

Largest City: Newark

State population: 8,791,894

Population Rank: #11/50

Area/Size: 8,722 square miles

Area/Size Rank: #47/50

Date became a State: December 18, 1787

Number accepted into the Union: #3/50

Residents are called: New Jerseyans

Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is "located" in New Jersey. This state is also home to Ellis Island, but interestingly both islands remain New York territory despite their location on the New Jersey side of the state line.

Yum Blueberries
New Jersey produces more blueberries than any other state. Consider it the blueberry queen!

Light's On!
Thomas Edison created the light bulb from his lab in New Jersey.

Miss America
Every year, Atlantic City holds the Miss America Pageant. The pageant was born right here in this state.

Lets go to the "Shore"
The shoreline in New Jersey is never referred to as a beach. It is called “the shore,” and locals are quite specific about how they term visits to the shore.

This state has more infrastructure than any other state, including railroads and highways.

Girls Paradise
You are never without a shopping mall when you live in or visit New Jersey. The state is known for having more shopping malls than any other state.

When you play Monopoly, you are buying real estate named after cities in New Jersey.

First Brewery in America
In 1642, Hoboken, New Jersey brought the very first American brewery to the open market.

Resort Capital of America?
This state is overrun with resorts, and some of the best in the country are here.

Italian Hot Dogs
Locals take pride in their delicious Italian hot dogs and sausages with peppers and onions. You can find them sold all throughout the state, and many claim they are the best.

New Jersey Facts: Silly New Jersey Laws

interesting-facts-about-new jersey; state stamp That's enough of the facts, but what about laws that you may need to watch out for?

These laws aren't in practice today, but they could be since they still sit on the books...

Pumping Gas
Do not get caught armed with a gas pump. It is illegal to pump your own gas in this state.

Smile for the policeman
If you pass a policeman in the store, make sure to put on your brightest smile. You could be arrested for giving them a frown.

Wow this is tough!
If you want to get drunk while living in this state, be warned that more is at risk than you may know. If you get caught driving while drunk, you will lose your right to order vanity license plates for your car.

New Jersey Facts

State Motto: "Liberty and Prosperity"

State Nickname: Garden State

State Bird: Eastern goldfinch

State Flower: Purple violet

State Tree: Red oak

Planting trees
You will always be safe from running into trees in Blairstown. This city has outlawed planting trees in the middle of the road.

Rotten Pickles
Streets are also protected from pickles that have gone sour. Trenton, New Jersey has a law on the books forbidding the discard of rotten pickles in the street.

Eating Soup
Treat your soup with great care while passing through New Jersey. If you slurp, you will be breaking the law.

Bulletproof Vests
If murder is on your mind in New Jersey, make sure to strip off your bulletproof vest. It is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while killing someone in this state.

New Jersey is Best Known For...

If you're tired of reading interesting facts about New Jersey and are ready to start exploring, the end of the road has finally arrived. If, on the other hand, you just can't get enough New Jersey facts, there are just a few more interesting facts about New Jersey to consider.

New Jersey is known for being extremely dense with shopping malls, highways, and railways. It is also famous for the shore and the unique accent and personality of many Jersey shore inhabitants. Popular television shows have been created around the life and personality of the New Jersey shore. but you may also recognize these people who were all born right here:

List of presidents who were born: just the one, Grover Cleveland.
  • Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin
  • James Gandolfini
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Meryl Streep
  • John Travolta
  • Bon Jovi
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Jason Alexander
  • Judy Blume
  • Queen Latifah
  • Shaq
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Bud Abbott
  • Lou Costello
  • Danny DeVito
  • Michael Douglas
  • Whitney Houston

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