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Consumer Price Index, New York-Northern New Jersey – March 2015

Area prices up 0.2 percent over the month and down 0.1 percent over the year

Prices in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), edged up 0.2 percent in March, after a 0.3-percent increase in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli attributed the rise to higher prices for shelter and other expenditures that were largely offset by lower prices for energy. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

Over the year, the CPI-U inched down 0.1 percent. (See table A.) In contrast, the 12-month percent change for the all items less food and energy index trended upwards, advancing 1.6 percent. (See chart 1 and table 1.)

 Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, March 2012-March 2015

Food

The food index was unchanged in March, after edging up 0.2 percent in February. A 0.1-percent increase in prices for food away from home offset a 0.1-percent decrease in prices for food at home. Lower prices for ham and other pork products, as well as for flour, fats and oils, and some dairy products, contributed to the dip in grocery prices, which had recorded price increases in each of the last three months.

For the year ended March 2015, the food index rose 2.7 percent. Prices for food at home rose 2.5 percent, and prices for food away from home increased 3.0 percent.

Energy

The energy index dropped 2.0 percent, marking the eighth decline in nine months. Prices for electricity fell 11.6 percent, following increases of 5.7 percent in February and 7.3 percent in January. Natural gas prices were also down, 1.6 percent. In contrast to the declines in household energy services, gasoline prices jumped 6.5 percent following eight consecutive declines.

From March 2014 to March 2015, the energy index fell 21.9 percent. Among the household energy components, prices were down 8.5 percent for electricity and 19.7 percent for natural gas. Gasoline prices dropped 32.5 percent.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.4 percent, after rising 0.3 percent in February and 0.6 percent in January. Prices for shelter rose 0.3 percent, reflecting higher prices for rent (0.3 percent) and for lodging away from home. Apparel increased 2.6 percent, and medical care posted its fifth consecutive increase, 0.6 percent. Higher prices for cable and satellite television and radio service contributed to a 0.4-percent rise in recreation. Price increases were also reported for used cars and trucks and for household furnishings and operations.

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy advanced 1.6 percent. Prices for shelter increased 2.3 percent, with residential rent up 3.1 percent. Higher prices were also recorded for medical care (3.8 percent) and for apparel (4.3 percent).

Table A. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island CPI-U 1-month and 12-month percent changes (not seasonally adjusted)
Month 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month

January

0.2 2.4 0.3 1.5 0.4 2.8 0.5 2.2 0.9 1.9 0.1 -0.5

February

0.0 1.8 0.5 2.1 0.4 2.6 0.6 2.4 -0.2 1.1 0.3 0.1

March

0.5 2.1 0.7 2.3 0.6 2.6 0.1 1.9 0.4 1.3 0.2 -0.1

April

0.2 2.1 0.4 2.5 0.2 2.4 -0.2 1.4 0.0 1.6    

May

0.2 2.2 0.6 2.9 0.1 1.8 0.1 1.4 0.5 1.9    

June

-0.1 1.5 0.2 3.2 -0.1 1.6 0.3 1.8 0.0 1.7    

July

0.1 1.5 0.3 3.3 -0.2 1.1 0.2 2.1 0.1 1.6    

August

0.2 1.4 0.4 3.5 0.6 1.4 0.1 1.7 -0.2 1.3    

September

0.0 1.2 0.2 3.8 0.4 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.0 1.0    

October

0.2 1.5 -0.2 3.3 -0.1 1.7 -0.6 1.1 -0.2 1.3    

November

0.0 1.3 -0.3 3.0 0.0 2.0 0.1 1.2 -0.4 0.8    

December

0.0 1.4 -0.4 2.7 -0.3 2.1 0.0 1.5 -0.5 0.3    

CPI-W

In March, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) was 254.358, up 0.1 percent over the month. The CPI-W decreased 0.6 percent over the year.

The April 2015 Consumer Price Index for New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island is scheduled to be released Friday, May 22, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (ET).


Technical Note

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 89 percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers approximately 28 percent of the total population. The CPI-U includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical workers, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.

The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and the other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Each month, prices are collected in 87 urban areas across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 24,000 retail establishments--department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.

The index measures price changes from a designated reference date (1982-84) that equals 100.0. An increase of 16.5 percent, for example, is shown as 116.5. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base period "market basket" of goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. For further details see the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi and the BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 17, The Consumer Price Index, available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch17_a.htm.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. Because the sample size of a local area is smaller, the local area index is subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error than the national index. In addition, local indexes are not adjusted for seasonal influences. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are quite similar. NOTE: Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices between cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Conn.-Pa. consolidated area covered in this release is comprised of Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties in New York State; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Fairfield County and parts of Litchfield, Middlesex, and New Haven Counties in Connecticut; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods, New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)(not seasonally adjusted)
Item and Group Indexes Percent change from-
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
March
2015
March
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
 

Expenditure category

 
 

All items

258.376 259.240 259.647 -0.1 0.5 0.2

All items (1967=100)

746.929 749.427 750.602      
 

Food and beverages

254.693 255.084 255.006 2.6 0.1 0.0

Food

254.757 255.143 255.119 2.7 0.1 0.0

Food at home

254.533 254.665 254.523 2.5 0.0 -0.1

Food away from home

261.803 262.549 262.687 3.0 0.3 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

249.294 249.770 248.862 0.7 -0.2 -0.4
 

Housing

277.285 278.464 277.589 0.5 0.1 -0.3

Shelter

344.560 345.326 346.221 2.3 0.5 0.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

353.748 354.447 355.451 3.1 0.5 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (1) (2)

351.598 352.115 352.207 2.0 0.2 0.0

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (1) (2)

351.300 351.807 351.892 1.9 0.2 0.0

Fuels and utilities

194.972 200.293 188.475 -11.4 -3.3 -5.9

Household energy

189.154 195.143 181.895 -13.3 -3.8 -6.8

Energy services (1)

180.786 187.300 170.128 -11.7 -5.9 -9.2

Electricity (1)

197.380 208.720 184.474 -8.5 -6.5 -11.6

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

141.713 138.131 135.968 -19.7 -4.1 -1.6

Household furnishings and operations

115.079 114.639 115.631 -1.9 0.5 0.9
 

Apparel

125.480 130.143 133.591 4.3 6.5 2.6
 

Transportation

209.251 209.192 211.781 -8.4 1.2 1.2

Private transportation

195.404 194.813 197.858 -9.5 1.3 1.6

Motor fuel

182.559 180.288 191.928 -32.4 5.1 6.5

Gasoline (all types)

181.612 179.378 190.960 -32.5 5.1 6.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

179.757 178.227 190.222 -33.3 5.8 6.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

194.816 188.485 198.829 -30.1 2.1 5.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

196.268 190.029 199.369 -28.7 1.6 4.9
 

Medical care

445.916 447.319 449.783 3.8 0.9 0.6
 

Recreation (5)

118.870 119.039 119.547 0.0 0.6 0.4
 

Education and communication (5)

141.080 140.539 140.362 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
 

Other goods and services

402.181 399.661 400.869 0.3 -0.3 0.3
 

Commodity and service group

 
 

All items

258.376 259.240 259.647 -0.1 0.5 0.2

Commodities

186.596 187.354 189.283 -2.9 1.4 1.0

Commodities less food and beverages

144.503 145.400 148.198 -7.0 2.6 1.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

178.828 180.643 185.769 -9.5 3.9 2.8

Durables

99.641 99.524 99.718 -1.8 0.1 0.2

Services

319.497 320.460 319.670 1.2 0.1 -0.2
 

Special aggregate indexes

 
 

All items less medical care

250.213 251.053 251.379 -0.4 0.5 0.1

All items less shelter

224.486 225.401 225.604 -1.7 0.5 0.1

Commodities less food

148.550 149.440 152.149 -6.7 2.4 1.8

Nondurables

218.283 219.436 222.118 -3.1 1.8 1.2

Nondurables less food

183.193 184.942 189.761 -8.8 3.6 2.6

Services less rent of shelter (2)

303.072 304.297 301.477 -0.2 -0.5 -0.9

Services less medical care services

309.528 310.427 309.437 1.0 0.0 -0.3

Energy

189.263 192.180 188.255 -21.9 -0.5 -2.0

All items less energy

266.870 267.544 268.367 1.8 0.6 0.3

All items less food and energy

270.787 271.518 272.499 1.6 0.6 0.4

Footnotes
(1) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(2) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
 

Note: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA consolidated area comprises the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange Counties in New York State; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Fairfield County and parts of Litchfield, New Haven, and Middlesex Counties in Connecticut; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.
 

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Consumer Price Index, New York-Northern New Jersey – March 2015

Area prices up 0.2 percent over the month and down 0.1 percent over the year

Prices in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), edged up 0.2 percent in March, after a 0.3-percent increase in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli attributed the rise to higher prices for shelter and other expenditures that were largely offset by lower prices for energy. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

Over the year, the CPI-U inched down 0.1 percent. (See table A.) In contrast, the 12-month percent change for the all items less food and energy index trended upwards, advancing 1.6 percent. (See chart 1 and table 1.)

 Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, March 2012-March 2015

Food

The food index was unchanged in March, after edging up 0.2 percent in February. A 0.1-percent increase in prices for food away from home offset a 0.1-percent decrease in prices for food at home. Lower prices for ham and other pork products, as well as for flour, fats and oils, and some dairy products, contributed to the dip in grocery prices, which had recorded price increases in each of the last three months.

For the year ended March 2015, the food index rose 2.7 percent. Prices for food at home rose 2.5 percent, and prices for food away from home increased 3.0 percent.

Energy

The energy index dropped 2.0 percent, marking the eighth decline in nine months. Prices for electricity fell 11.6 percent, following increases of 5.7 percent in February and 7.3 percent in January. Natural gas prices were also down, 1.6 percent. In contrast to the declines in household energy services, gasoline prices jumped 6.5 percent following eight consecutive declines.

From March 2014 to March 2015, the energy index fell 21.9 percent. Among the household energy components, prices were down 8.5 percent for electricity and 19.7 percent for natural gas. Gasoline prices dropped 32.5 percent.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.4 percent, after rising 0.3 percent in February and 0.6 percent in January. Prices for shelter rose 0.3 percent, reflecting higher prices for rent (0.3 percent) and for lodging away from home. Apparel increased 2.6 percent, and medical care posted its fifth consecutive increase, 0.6 percent. Higher prices for cable and satellite television and radio service contributed to a 0.4-percent rise in recreation. Price increases were also reported for used cars and trucks and for household furnishings and operations.

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy advanced 1.6 percent. Prices for shelter increased 2.3 percent, with residential rent up 3.1 percent. Higher prices were also recorded for medical care (3.8 percent) and for apparel (4.3 percent).

Table A. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island CPI-U 1-month and 12-month percent changes (not seasonally adjusted)
Month 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month

January

0.2 2.4 0.3 1.5 0.4 2.8 0.5 2.2 0.9 1.9 0.1 -0.5

February

0.0 1.8 0.5 2.1 0.4 2.6 0.6 2.4 -0.2 1.1 0.3 0.1

March

0.5 2.1 0.7 2.3 0.6 2.6 0.1 1.9 0.4 1.3 0.2 -0.1

April

0.2 2.1 0.4 2.5 0.2 2.4 -0.2 1.4 0.0 1.6    

May

0.2 2.2 0.6 2.9 0.1 1.8 0.1 1.4 0.5 1.9    

June

-0.1 1.5 0.2 3.2 -0.1 1.6 0.3 1.8 0.0 1.7    

July

0.1 1.5 0.3 3.3 -0.2 1.1 0.2 2.1 0.1 1.6    

August

0.2 1.4 0.4 3.5 0.6 1.4 0.1 1.7 -0.2 1.3    

September

0.0 1.2 0.2 3.8 0.4 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.0 1.0    

October

0.2 1.5 -0.2 3.3 -0.1 1.7 -0.6 1.1 -0.2 1.3    

November

0.0 1.3 -0.3 3.0 0.0 2.0 0.1 1.2 -0.4 0.8    

December

0.0 1.4 -0.4 2.7 -0.3 2.1 0.0 1.5 -0.5 0.3    

CPI-W

In March, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) was 254.358, up 0.1 percent over the month. The CPI-W decreased 0.6 percent over the year.

The April 2015 Consumer Price Index for New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island is scheduled to be released Friday, May 22, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (ET).


Technical Note

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 89 percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers approximately 28 percent of the total population. The CPI-U includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical workers, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.

The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and the other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Each month, prices are collected in 87 urban areas across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 24,000 retail establishments--department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.

The index measures price changes from a designated reference date (1982-84) that equals 100.0. An increase of 16.5 percent, for example, is shown as 116.5. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base period "market basket" of goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. For further details see the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi and the BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 17, The Consumer Price Index, available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch17_a.htm.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. Because the sample size of a local area is smaller, the local area index is subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error than the national index. In addition, local indexes are not adjusted for seasonal influences. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are quite similar. NOTE: Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices between cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Conn.-Pa. consolidated area covered in this release is comprised of Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties in New York State; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Fairfield County and parts of Litchfield, Middlesex, and New Haven Counties in Connecticut; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods, New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)(not seasonally adjusted)
Item and Group Indexes Percent change from-
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
March
2015
March
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
 

Expenditure category

 
 

All items

258.376 259.240 259.647 -0.1 0.5 0.2

All items (1967=100)

746.929 749.427 750.602      
 

Food and beverages

254.693 255.084 255.006 2.6 0.1 0.0

Food

254.757 255.143 255.119 2.7 0.1 0.0

Food at home

254.533 254.665 254.523 2.5 0.0 -0.1

Food away from home

261.803 262.549 262.687 3.0 0.3 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

249.294 249.770 248.862 0.7 -0.2 -0.4
 

Housing

277.285 278.464 277.589 0.5 0.1 -0.3

Shelter

344.560 345.326 346.221 2.3 0.5 0.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

353.748 354.447 355.451 3.1 0.5 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (1) (2)

351.598 352.115 352.207 2.0 0.2 0.0

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (1) (2)

351.300 351.807 351.892 1.9 0.2 0.0

Fuels and utilities

194.972 200.293 188.475 -11.4 -3.3 -5.9

Household energy

189.154 195.143 181.895 -13.3 -3.8 -6.8

Energy services (1)

180.786 187.300 170.128 -11.7 -5.9 -9.2

Electricity (1)

197.380 208.720 184.474 -8.5 -6.5 -11.6

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

141.713 138.131 135.968 -19.7 -4.1 -1.6

Household furnishings and operations

115.079 114.639 115.631 -1.9 0.5 0.9
 

Apparel

125.480 130.143 133.591 4.3 6.5 2.6
 

Transportation

209.251 209.192 211.781 -8.4 1.2 1.2

Private transportation

195.404 194.813 197.858 -9.5 1.3 1.6

Motor fuel

182.559 180.288 191.928 -32.4 5.1 6.5

Gasoline (all types)

181.612 179.378 190.960 -32.5 5.1 6.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

179.757 178.227 190.222 -33.3 5.8 6.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

194.816 188.485 198.829 -30.1 2.1 5.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

196.268 190.029 199.369 -28.7 1.6 4.9
 

Medical care

445.916 447.319 449.783 3.8 0.9 0.6
 

Recreation (5)

118.870 119.039 119.547 0.0 0.6 0.4
 

Education and communication (5)

141.080 140.539 140.362 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
 

Other goods and services

402.181 399.661 400.869 0.3 -0.3 0.3
 

Commodity and service group

 
 

All items

258.376 259.240 259.647 -0.1 0.5 0.2

Commodities

186.596 187.354 189.283 -2.9 1.4 1.0

Commodities less food and beverages

144.503 145.400 148.198 -7.0 2.6 1.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

178.828 180.643 185.769 -9.5 3.9 2.8

Durables

99.641 99.524 99.718 -1.8 0.1 0.2

Services

319.497 320.460 319.670 1.2 0.1 -0.2
 

Special aggregate indexes

 
 

All items less medical care

250.213 251.053 251.379 -0.4 0.5 0.1

All items less shelter

224.486 225.401 225.604 -1.7 0.5 0.1

Commodities less food

148.550 149.440 152.149 -6.7 2.4 1.8

Nondurables

218.283 219.436 222.118 -3.1 1.8 1.2

Nondurables less food

183.193 184.942 189.761 -8.8 3.6 2.6

Services less rent of shelter (2)

303.072 304.297 301.477 -0.2 -0.5 -0.9

Services less medical care services

309.528 310.427 309.437 1.0 0.0 -0.3

Energy

189.263 192.180 188.255 -21.9 -0.5 -2.0

All items less energy

266.870 267.544 268.367 1.8 0.6 0.3

All items less food and energy

270.787 271.518 272.499 1.6 0.6 0.4

Footnotes
(1) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(2) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
 

Note: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA consolidated area comprises the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange Counties in New York State; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Fairfield County and parts of Litchfield, New Haven, and Middlesex Counties in Connecticut; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.
 

Last Modified Date: Friday, April 17, 2015