Who Lives in New Jersey Housing? (2006)
By David Listokin, with Ioan Voicu, William Dolphin and Matthew Camp, Center for Urban Policy Research, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
This publication, an update on national work done 20 years ago by Rutgers researchers, produces demographic information on household size and pupil generation that is:
- Current (incorporates the latest demographic data from the 2000 census)
- New Jersey-specific (contains demographic data unique to the state and is field-tested in New Jersey)
- Incorporates the experience of emerging development categories, most notably TODs
Government and citizens are interested in these population figures because they affect the demand for public services and ultimately public expenditures. This study is not meant to provide the exact number of people or children who will move into a new residential development. Instead, it presents averages of the numbers of people, school-age children, and public school children who tend to locate in different types of development, such as single-family, multifamily, above- and below-median value homes, etc. The study is meant to start the informed dialogue about planning impacts of new development and will be a valuable reference for municipal officials, developers, planners and concerned residents.