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Essex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey; Gloucester County, New Jersey

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Table

Essex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Gloucester County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
849,724
129,805
655,663
306,767
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
851,117
130,183
659,197
308,423
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
849,724
129,805
655,663
306,767
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
862,768
128,950
637,235
302,273
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
862,768
128,950
637,235
302,273
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
-1.4%
1.0%
3.4%
2.0%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.5%
0.7%
2.9%
1.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728 128,947 637,229 302,294
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 128,349 576,567 288,288
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
4.3%
7.3%
4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
18.7%
24.6%
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.4%
21.1%
22.8%
17.0%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
50.6%
51.3%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.5%
89.9%
92.2%
81.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.4%
2.9%
3.9%
12.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.2%
0.3%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.6%
5.0%
2.1%
3.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
1.7%
1.5%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
24.6%
8.0%
10.2%
7.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
29.5%
82.8%
83.3%
75.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 17,928 5,104 32,332 14,998
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 29.0% 10.4% 7.8% 5.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 336,552 51,963 295,648 117,799
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 44.7% 84.5% 79.9% 79.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $466,500 $478,600 $343,500 $265,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $3,148 $3,038 $2,252 $2,262
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,466 $1,299 $873 $1,013
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,404 $1,627 $1,639 $1,435
Building permits, 2022 3,470 483 3,791 827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 312,942 49,676 239,466 109,996
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.66 2.54 2.64 2.70
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 89.1% 90.9% 90.8% 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 37.1% 13.0% 12.1% 9.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 93.3% 96.1% 91.9% 95.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 85.9% 93.2% 86.1% 91.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 86.9% 95.8% 93.1% 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 37.4% 55.5% 32.9% 35.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 8.4% 5.4% 7.1% 8.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.7%
4.6%
6.4%
5.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 66.2% 65.4% 58.7% 66.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 61.7% 61.5% 55.0% 62.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,883,319 256,520 1,114,823 562,212
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,098,958 1,005,379 4,219,515 1,682,365
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,310,644 101,063 378,392 629,439
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,070,865 2,478,717 8,720,101 4,813,242
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,378 $19,818 $14,642 $16,535
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 33.8 33.7 30.8 29.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $73,785 $133,534 $82,379 $99,668
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $45,946 $68,112 $42,497 $45,933
Persons in poverty, percent
15.6%
4.1%
11.2%
7.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 19,179 3,704 14,246 6,223
Total employment, 2021 266,154 42,410 147,451 98,293
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 20,331,478 3,060,575 7,039,346 4,968,486
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -11.0% -6.4% -3.9% -5.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 75,558 12,286 50,043 19,035
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,516 3,411 11,680 4,929
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,308 2,154 7,594 3,001
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,059 577 1,977 919
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,106 302 1,121 546
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,415 2,736 9,664 3,824
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 588 151 525 273
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,009 2,857 10,142 4,064
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 6,850.4 301.4 1,014.2 938.8
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 300.0 917.0 895.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 126.09 427.84 628.29 322.00
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 427.82 628.78 322.01
FIPS Code 34013 34019 34029 34015
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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