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Essex County, New Jersey; Camden County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; United States

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Essex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
854,917
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
854,917
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
863,728
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
30.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 18,326
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 27.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 319,686
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 44.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $395,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,875
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,344
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,211
Building permits, 2021 3,417
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 290,680
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.67
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 36.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 82.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 86.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 36.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.0%
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 61.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,378,698
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,274,291
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,942,038
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,204,586
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,685
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 34.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $63,959
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $39,695
Persons in poverty, percent
14.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 18,974
Total employment, 2020 299,108
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 19,170,086
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 73,493
All firms, 2012 75,564
Men-owned firms, 2012 39,994
Women-owned firms, 2012 29,092
Minority-owned firms, 2012 35,331
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,784
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,543
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 68,453
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21
FIPS Code 34013
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
SelectableNot Selectable
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83,000,000
166,000,000
249,000,000
332,000,000
Essex County, New Jersey
854,917
Camden County, New Jersey
523,771
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
129,924
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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