Vehicle Shipping To or From New Jersey, USA

 

There are so many snowbirds that transport their vehicles down each year from NJ, down to the south. The aging population is quite significant, with about 25 percent of the population over 62 years of age. This is the biggest customer we have in this area, and they repeat their trip yearly.

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Vehicle Shipping To or From New Jersey, USA

Population and demographics

The total population of New Jersey is around 8,938,175 as of 2015 estimates. The aging population is quite significant, with about 25 percent of the population over 62 years of age. This is why there are so many “snow birds” that transport their vehicles down each year from NJ, down to the south. The population grew by 1.9 percent from 2010 so most of the auto shipping we do going back to this state are those coming back from going south for the winter. It is the most densely populated state in the country with a population of 1,195 per square mile, 13 times more than the national average. Most of the population resides in areas close to New York City. The largest metropolitan area is Newark City with about 277,140 residents followed by Jersey City with 247,597. A natural increase has accounted significantly for the increase in population, about 80 percent, with net migration accounting for a 20 percent increase. The foreign-born population accounts for about 19.2 percent of the population.

Weather and climate

The Garden state’s climate is influenced primarily by its geographical location, resulting in a variable weather pattern influenced by the wet, dry, warm and cold air streams. There is a large temperature difference in the northern and southern regions of the state particularly in winter, with temperature differences of 10 degrees but not so much in summer. Although it has a small land mass within its borders, the Atlantic Ocean, prevailing currents and landscape result in the five climatic regions of Northern, Central, Pine Barrens, Southwest and Coastal. The Northern climate is the coolest due to the mountainous region and highlands. Snowfall makes New Jersey winters quite rough on the residents so many come down to visit the south, shipping their cars with them The central region is affected by the large amount of pollutants result in warm night temperatures. The Pine Barrens region, dominated by pine and oak forests, has sandy soils that result in much cooler temperatures due to the quick radiation of absorbed solar radiation. The Southwest zone receives less rainfall and precipitation than the Northern, Coastal and Central regions due to the lack of orographic features. However, it is quite humid and Autumn frosts are unusually longer.

Jobs and cost of living

New Jersey has not been able to recover the jobs lost during the recession. Between 2013 and 2014, the state managed to add only 1 percent of its current job numbers. It is the largest producer of chemicals hence many jobs for people in this line of work.  New Jersey’s overall cost of living is about 22 percent above the national average, with some metropolitan areas such as Jersey City and Newark having significantly higher, at 24 and 25 percent respectively. The median household income, one of the highest in the US, is at $72,062. Housing is startlingly 66 percent above the national average. This figure is even higher in regions that are close to New York City. This would account for why there is such little influx of new residents moving in to the state.

Reasons to live in New Jersey

New Jersey’s close proximity to New York City makes it a better option for residential purposes in terms of housing prices. Additionally, the large number and variety of public transportation means and over 50 resort cities and towns as a vacation destination. There are more shopping malls per square mile than any other state which can appeal to some people moving in.

Reasons for leaving New Jersey

The property taxes in the state are quite high and their lean corporate taxes can prove to be a hindrance for small businesses. It is also the second highest for local income taxes. The estate taxes are also significantly high. The housing prices are significantly high and owning a home can be difficult. The monthly housing costs are more than double the national average. The health care services for the elderly are high, ranking at sixth highest in the United States. In fact, most of the auto shipments we do from the area (that are not snowbirds/vacationers) are permanently moving out of the Garden State

State Links:

The Official Web Site for The State of New Jersey
New Jersey – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
VisitNJ.org | Official Tourism Website of New Jersey

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