AJAX POST sends numbers as string

I my AJAX POST request is sending my numeric data to my server as string for some reason… Here are my data and the AJAX request:

var data = {
        projectId: $("#projectId").val(),
        startDate: $("#startDate").val(),
        endDate: $("#endDate").val(),
        num_auto_tests: Number($("#num_auto_tests").val()),
        num_manual_tests: Number($("#num_manual_tests").val()),
        num_passed_tests: Number($("#num_passed_tests").val()),
        num_failed_tests: Number($("#num_failed_tests").val()),
        num_unran_tests: Number($("#num_unran_tests").val()),
        test: 3
    };

AJAX query:

$.ajax({
        type: "POST",
        dataType: "json",
        url: "/addreport/+ data.projectId",
        data: data,
        success: function() {
            console.log('success');
        }
    });

console.log(typeof(data.num_auto_tests)); //returns `number`

The server side returns:

{ projectId: 'FDIC-88445',
  startDate: '',
  endDate: '',
  num_auto_tests: '3',
  num_manual_tests: '3',
  num_passed_tests: '3',
  num_failed_tests: '3',
  num_unran_tests: '3',
  test: '3' } 

As you can see, the values that should be numeric are all strings on the server side…

Does anyone know what’s going on?

Thanks in advance!

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