Notes About the Data
- Our calculations assume Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may include any race. Race categories are mutually exclusive and defined as Not Hispanic or Latino.
- One or more standard race categories are combined with Other Race by the state. Categories not otherwise specified in our data are included under the "Other Race" category.
- Population sizes are taken from the Census Bureau’s 2019 ACS 5-Year estimates Table B03002.
Cumulative Per Capita Data
In New Jersey, through March 7, 2021:
- Hispanic / Latino people were most likely to have contracted COVID-19
- Black / African American people were most likely to have been hospitalized with COVID-19
- Black / African American people were most likely to have died from COVID-19
Cases and deaths by race/ethnicity
|Black or African American alone||13%||11%||16%||New Jersey did not report race/ethnicity data for tests through March 7, 2021.||19%|
|Hispanic or Latino *||20%||25%||19%||26%|
|Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander alone||<1%||0%||0%||0%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||<1%||0%||0%||0%|
|Two or more races||2%||0%||0%||0%|
|Some other race alone||<1%||17%||4%||7%|
Notes for New Jersey
- Racial/ethnic disparity likely. See why
How we calculate likely racial/ethnic disparity
We flag a group’s case or death proportion as suggestive of racial/ethnic disparity when it meets three criteria:
- Is at least 33% higher than the Census Percentage of Population.
- Remains elevated whether we include or exclude cases/deaths with unknown race/ethnicity.
- Is based on at least 30 actual cases or deaths.
- * Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, any race. All other race categories in this table are defined as Not Hispanic or Latino.
- This data should not be compared with percentage of the the population.
New Jersey does not report race/ethnicity data for tests.