5.8%

September 14, 2015 | Number of The Day
Percent of state population that is undocumented

New Jersey has one of the largest immigrant populations in the country, with 21.6 percent of its nearly 9 million residents foreign-born. Of those, about 525,000 are undocumented, or 5.8 percent of the total population, according to the American Immigration Council.

That said, 53 percent of our foreign born — more than 1 million — are naturalized citizens and eligible to vote. Indeed, 20.5 percent of New Jersey’s registered voters are what is known as “New Americans” — immigrants or children of immigrants.