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10 Fast Facts About New Jersey:
1/ The official state bird of New Jersey is the Eastern Goldfinch, the official state mammal is the horse, and the official state fish is the brook trout. According to the Fisheries Society of New Jersey, there are 94 brook trout only streams in New Jersey, 27 brook trout plus brown and/or rainbow trout streams, and 50 rainbow and/or brown trout streams in New Jersey. The minimum size of trout that can now be caught (legally) from the streams of New Jersey was raised from seven inches to nine inches in 2008.
2/ The leading milk producing counties in New Jersey are Salem, Warren, Gloucester and Burlington, which cumulatively accounted for 81% of the states total milk production of 140,000,000 lbs. of milk in 2011. The average cow in New Jersey produces 17,500 lbs. of milk, and there are approximately 8,000 milk cows in New Jersey, which contribute to over $30 million dollars worth of milk every year.
3/ There are 10,300 farms in New Jersey according to the US Department of Agriculture. The average size of each farm is 71 acres, and there are approximately 730,000 acres of land that are used for farming in the state. As well as milk cows, there are also 32,000 cattle and calves and 8,000 hogs and pigs; with the total value of agricultural products sold in the state being over a billion dollars.
4/ When the average worker in New Jersey wants to get to work, the statistics show that these are the ways they will get there:
By Car - Driving Alone - 73.1%
By Car - Carpooling (with others) - 10.6%
Public Transport (including taxis) - 9.6%
Walked - 3.1%
Other Means - 0.9%
Work from Home - 2.7%
The average journey time that it takes someone to get to their place of work in New Jersey is 30 minutes.
It is interesting to reflect on what some of the 'Other Means' of getting to work might be... Helicopter, Private Jet, Jet Ski, Unicycle...
5/ Whilst farming accounts for over a billion dollars of revenue for New Jersey, it is actually one of the smallest contributors to the state's overall GDP of $497 billion in 2010. The four largest drivers of economic growth in New Jersey, which accounted for over 50% (54.6%) of the state's overall GDP were:
Educational, Health and Social Services - 19.8%
Manufacturing - 12%
Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative and Waste Management Services - 11.5%
Retain Trade - 11.3%
6/ The Miss America Pageant is headquartered in Linwood, New Jersey and was held there from 1921 to 2004. In 2006, the actual competition itself began to be staged in Las Vegas, Nevada, even though the headquarters for the competition remain in New Jersey. Over the years the competition has been trying to change its image from a 'Beauty Pageant', and only 35% of the overall marks from the competition are now awarded in the Evening Wear and Swimwear categories.
The marks for the Miss America Pageant are currently awarded in the following percentages:
Talent - 35% - Singing, Dancing, Juggling...Whatever... Personal Interview - 25% - Points are award for being articulate, well spoken, polite and confident (this is rarely televised) Evening Wear - 20% Swimsuit - 15%
Random Onstage Question - 5%
The 2012 competition was won by Laura Marie Kaeppler, representing Wisconsin.
7/ The world's longest boardwalk can be found in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It currently runs for four and a half miles and was officially opened on the 26th June 1870. Whilst the Atlantic City Boardwalk is the longest and most famous boardwalk in the state, there are in fact six other boardwalks of varying lengths in New Jersey.
Ocean City (2 and a half miles long)
Seaside Heights (1 mile long)
Point Pleasant Beach
Wildwood (2 miles long)
8/ The Union Water Tower (Union Watersphere) in New Jersey holds 250,000 gallons of water and stands 212 feet high. Until 2012 it was often proclaimed as the "World's Tallest Water Sphere", however in early 2012 a sphere topped water tower that stands 219.75 feet high, and which holds 500,000 gallons of water was completed in Erwin, North Carolina, and so that is now the tallest.
9/ The first ever drive-in movie theater was opened on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey on June 6th 1933. Just a few months prior to that on May 16th 1933 a patent was issued to the inventor of the concept, Richard Hollingsworth, who was the first person to try out the concept. He charged 25 cents for the car, and 25 cents per person.
At the height of their popularity in 1950 there were around 3,775 drive-ins in the United States. But this number dwindled dramatically in the 1970s, 80's and 90s; only really stabilizing and started to regain traction around the turn of the century. As of 2011, there are an estimated 371 drive-ins in the United States that are still operating.
10/ The first movie shown at the first drive-in movie theater on June 6th 1933 was Wives Beware, starring Adolphe Menjou.