Building Departments in New Jersey

There are 213 Building Departments in New Jersey, serving a population of 8,960,161 people in an area of 7,353 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 42,066 people, and 1 Building Department per 34 square miles.

The state of New Jersey is ranked 11th in Building Departments per capita, and 2nd in Building Departments per square mile.

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New Jersey Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find New Jersey Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

New Jersey Residential Housing Units
 New JerseyUnited States
Total Housing Units3,595,055135,393,564
Occupied Housing Units3,199,111 (89.0%)118,825,921 (87.8%)
New Jersey Occupied Residential Buildings
 New JerseyUnited States
Single-Family Detached Homes1,754,601 (54.8%)74,725,744 (62.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes289,065 (9.0%)7,108,474 (6.0%)
2 Apartments290,830 (9.1%)4,163,223 (3.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments198,153 (6.2%)5,096,643 (4.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments152,814 (4.8%)5,539,054 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments485,994 (15.2%)15,360,749 (12.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing27,654 (0.9%)6,832,034 (5.7%)
New Jersey Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 New JerseyUnited States
2014 or Later16,638 (0.5%)1,027,503 (0.9%)
2010 to 201346,348 (1.4%)2,888,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 2009291,179 (9.1%)17,290,715 (14.6%)
1980 to 1999694,494 (21.7%)32,923,618 (27.7%)
1960 to 1979846,401 (26.5%)31,190,223 (26.2%)
1940 to 1959730,824 (22.8%)18,692,139 (15.7%)
1939 or Earlier573,227 (17.9%)14,813,119 (12.5%)
New Jersey Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 New JerseyUnited States
1 Room66,431 (2.1%)2,205,033 (1.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms386,564 (12.1%)12,973,069 (10.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms994,753 (31.1%)41,694,651 (35.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms924,881 (28.9%)36,818,298 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms826,482 (25.8%)25,134,870 (21.2%)
New Jersey Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 New JerseyUnited States
No Bedroom72,127 (2.3%)2,479,583 (2.1%)
1 Bedroom441,550 (13.8%)12,375,686 (10.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms1,873,296 (58.6%)77,772,411 (65.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms812,138 (25.4%)26,198,241 (22.0%)
New Jersey Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 New JerseyUnited States
With Complete Plumbing Facilities3,189,960 (99.7%)118,355,147 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities3,175,581 (99.3%)117,845,683 (99.2%)