June 29, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of lawyers in New Jersey

If you asked most people in New Jersey if we have too many lawyers in the Garden State, their answer would invariably be that we have more than enough. But according to the American Bar Association, New Jersey currently has 41,569 resident active attorneys, which is actually somewhat modest.. That’s approximately 46 in every 10,000 people or 0.46 percent of the total population (8,958,013).

New York has 175,195 lawyers in the state or 90 lawyers per 10,000 residents and Pennsylvania has 49,644 lawyers total or 39 per every 10,000 people.

The total number of active lawyers in the country is 1,315,561.