New Jersey Is Number One At All Of These Things

New Jersey ranks high in a wide range of areas. We’re a top state for teachers and teen drivers and, overall, our schools rank #3 in the nation. New Jersey is also the third thinnest state in the country and we rank #4 in spending on the arts. As the Garden State, we come in at #3 nationwide in cranberry production, #4 in peach production, and #5 in blueberry production. While this is all nice to know, it’s particularly interesting to see what areas New Jersey ranks number one in. Here’s the good, the bad, and the incredibly random:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Did any of these statistics surprise you? What else do you think we could be ranked #1 in?