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62.5 percent

April 17, 2017

Despite talk of the move back to the cities and walkable neighborhoods, New Jersey is still a sprawling state. New Jerseyans primarily live in detached homes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, with 5 .9 percent living in two-unit structures; 5.7 percent living in mobile homes; and the rest living in apartment housing.

The majority of these detached homes were built between 1960 and 2000 (54 percent), with 17 percent having been built since 2000. Most units have two to three bedrooms (65.5 percent), and almost everyone (91 percent) has at least one car available.

When it comes to heating these homes, 48.2 percent use gas from utilities, 38 percent use electricity, and only 5.1 percent use fuel oil.

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