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Table

New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Hudson County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
9,260,817
347,047
380,779
702,381
65,157
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
9,290,841
348,842
381,671
705,472
65,338
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
9,260,817
347,047
380,779
702,381
65,157
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
9,289,039
345,353
387,328
724,858
64,830
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
9,289,039
345,353
387,328
724,858
64,830
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
Z
1.0%
-1.5%
-2.7%
0.8%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-0.3%
0.5%
-1.7%
-3.1%
0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,288,994 345,361 387,340 724,854 64,837
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,791,894 323,444 366,513 634,266 66,083
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
4.8%
5.5%
6.3%
5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
20.8%
21.4%
19.8%
21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.4%
17.3%
16.5%
12.8%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.6%
50.6%
50.0%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
70.7%
65.6%
61.3%
63.1%
80.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.4%
11.0%
21.8%
15.4%
15.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.4%
0.7%
1.3%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.5%
20.7%
13.0%
17.0%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.3%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.2%
2.8%
2.9%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
21.9%
16.4%
20.4%
42.4%
11.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.9%
51.5%
45.2%
28.2%
71.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 299,078 10,043 11,286 11,099 3,376
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 23.2% 26.9% 24.6% 42.7% 3.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 3,785,346 133,445 150,710 319,636 27,736
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 63.9% 75.3% 62.8% 32.2% 70.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $401,400 $489,500 $327,600 $486,900 $208,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,728 $3,063 $2,519 $3,140 $1,983
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,175 $1,323 $1,085 $1,257 $917
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,577 $1,846 $1,454 $1,722 $1,165
Building permits, 2022 36,974 907 643 6,056 96
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 3,438,162 127,566 139,549 290,054 24,744
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.64 2.67 2.62 2.43 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 89.8% 90.0% 86.9% 87.7% 90.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 32.2% 33.7% 32.8% 57.7% 7.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 94.5% 97.1% 94.1% 94.8% 92.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 90.6% 95.1% 88.5% 90.2% 87.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 90.6% 94.0% 89.7% 87.2% 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 42.3% 57.3% 44.2% 46.6% 22.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 6.8% 4.7% 7.1% 5.6% 12.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.0%
5.3%
7.7%
11.5%
6.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 65.9% 69.3% 63.8% 69.8% 60.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 60.9% 63.2% 58.9% 63.3% 58.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,785,076 941,735 912,819 1,579,936 83,812
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 74,723,386 2,963,162 3,364,811 3,091,133 300,510
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 30,902,528 705,004 511,670 3,515,020 116,642
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 149,171,300 6,750,809 7,573,863 7,964,867 574,958
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,783 $20,417 $20,554 $11,837 $9,134
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 31.1 31.3 27.5 35.7 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $97,126 $131,948 $92,697 $86,854 $73,378
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $50,995 $67,554 $50,053 $51,277 $37,904
Persons in poverty, percent
9.7%
5.1%
10.6%
14.2%
10.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 233,950 9,727 9,706 13,888 1,139
Total employment, 2021 3,570,543 179,324 187,231 227,571 16,855
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 256,423,692 17,314,893 15,180,911 20,607,111 1,012,402
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -6.5% -5.0% -7.4% -7.7% 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 787,315 30,115 28,559 63,717 3,267
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 188,322 8,671 8,207 11,353 950
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 123,258 5,563 4,988 6,822 609
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 35,466 1,383 1,404 2,248 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 42,061 2,088 1,843 4,247 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 133,485 5,538 5,099 5,855 727
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,138 329 317 S S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 166,931 7,237 6,654 9,936 719
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,263.0 1,144.1 1,725.8 15,691.5 195.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,195.5 1,071.7 1,632.2 13,731.4 199.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 7,354.76 301.87 224.44 46.19 331.86
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,354.22 301.81 224.56 46.19 331.90
FIPS Code 34 34035 34021 34017 34033
Value Notes

Methodology differences may exist between data sources, and so estimates from different sources are not comparable.

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., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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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