Before the American Revolution, New Jersey was divided into two separate parts called the East and the West. The early settlers gave the counties different names, but most were derived from important towns and bodies of water. After the American Revolution, county names were changed to honor Revolutionary War heroes and places. In 1837, Atlantic County was created from part of Gloucester County. In all, seven new counties were created during a twenty-year span.
Bergen County is the most populous county
Bergen County is the most populous county of New Jersey with a population of 933,572 as of the most recent census. The county is in the northeastern corner of the state, across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan. The county was formed in 1683 and is one of the oldest in the state. It was home to several Native American tribes, including the Tappan, Hackensack, and Rumachenanck. Today, it is the most populated county in New Jersey, with a median household income of $101,144. It is home to some of the best colleges in the state.
Bergen County is located in northeastern New Jersey and is bordered by New York State on the north and east. The region is characterized by a hilly piedmont, with mountain ranges and sheer sandstone bluffs along the Hudson River. The county is home to several natural attractions, including the Watchung Mountains and Palisades. The county is also home to the Hackensack River and the Passaic River. The region is also home to the Ringwood State Park and Ramapo Mountain State Forest.
Middlesex County is the third-smallest county by land area
Middlesex County is located in northern New Jersey. Its land area is 322 square miles. It ranks 13th in land area among the 21 counties of the state. Its population is 809,858. Its population has increased by 7.9% over the past decade.
The county is home to Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey, and Princeton University. The first intercollegiate football game was played in 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton in New Brunswick. Today, Rutgers Stadium can seat 50,000 people. The state is studying how to implement a bus rapid transit system in the county. The state is considering creating a public bus rapid transit system to connect all counties in New Jersey.
Middlesex County has a diverse population. Its Asian population accounts for 24.5% of the total population. The Hispanic population has risen by 45% since the 2000 census, with people from all Latin American countries represented.
Cumberland County is the fifth-largest county by land area
Cumberland County is a large county located in the southeastern part of New Jersey, with a population of just over a million. It is the fifth-largest county by area in the state. This county has a largely agricultural economy, but it is also home to targeted industry sectors, including health care, construction, hospitality and tourism, and advanced manufacturing.
The county is home to several notable cities and towns, and is part of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also home to the largest municipality by land mass in New Jersey, Vineland.
Essex County is the third-smallest county by land area
Essex County is the third-smallest county by area in the state of New Jersey and is located in the northeast region of the state. The county’s population was 863,728 at the 2010 census, making it the state’s second-most populous county, after Bergen County. The county’s population is expected to reach 856,717 by 2021, according to the State of New Jersey’s Population Estimates Program. The county is home to the largest city in New Jersey, Newark. It is also one of the counties that are centrally located within the New York metropolitan area.
The county is home to various attractions, including the Newark Museum of Art, the New Jersey Historical Society, and the Grover Cleveland Birthplace. In addition, the county is home to the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, which is the third-largest port on the East Coast. It is also home to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Essex County is a cultural hub
Essex County is located in the northeastern part of the state and is home to several municipalities. The largest, Newark, is the county seat and is located 15 miles from Manhattan. The county is home to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center. The county is also serviced by Newark Liberty International Airport.
Essex County hosts several arts and cultural events each year, including the Cherry Blossom Festival, which draws more than 7,000 attendees. The festival includes stage performances, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, and food and crafter’s markets.