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

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Essex County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 783,891
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X
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, 2015-2019 18,419
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 27.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 319,686
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 44.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $386,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,858
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,330
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,178
Building permits, 2020 2,705
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,908
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 35.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 35.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 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+, 2015-2019 65.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.6%
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+, 2015-2019 34.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $61,510
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,722
Persons in poverty, percent
13.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 18,913
Total employment, 2019 298,755
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 19,320,156
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.7%
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
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82,100,000
164,200,000
246,300,000
328,400,000
Essex County, New Jersey
798,975
Hudson County, New Jersey
672,391
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
124,371
United States
328,239,523
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82,100,000
164,200,000
246,300,000
328,400,000
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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