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Essex County, New Jersey

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Essex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 19,033
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 28.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 336,552
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 44.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $414,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,969
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,378
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,279
Building permits, 2022 3,470
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 307,613
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.70
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 37.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 84.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 86.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 36.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 8.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 66.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,883,319
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,098,958
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,310,644
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,070,865
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,378
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 34.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $67,826
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $42,028
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2021 19,179
Total employment, 2021 266,154
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 20,331,478
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -11.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 75,412
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,516
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,308
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,059
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,106
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,415
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 588
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,009
Population per square mile, 2020 6,850.4
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 126.09
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21
FIPS Code 34013
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. ] Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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