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New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; United States

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
9,267,130
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
9,267,130
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
9,288,994
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.9%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
21.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
53.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 313,928
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 22.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 3,780,004
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $343,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,476
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,062
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,368
Building permits, 2021 37,094
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 3,272,054
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 40.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,785,076
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 74,723,386
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 30,902,528
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 149,171,300
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,783
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $85,245
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,153
Persons in poverty, percent
9.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 232,761
Total employment, 2020 3,819,722
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 241,029,083
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 762,163
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 188,322
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 123,258
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 35,466
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 42,061
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 133,485
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,138
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 166,931
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,263.0
Population per square mile, 2010 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 7,354.76
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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83,000,000
166,000,000
249,000,000
332,000,000
New Jersey
9,267,130
Essex County, New Jersey
854,917
United States
331,893,745
0
83,000,000
166,000,000
249,000,000
332,000,000
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.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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