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Mercer County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey

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Table

Mercer County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
381,671
469,167
513,395
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
381,671
469,167
513,395
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
380,779
466,101
513,634
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
387,328
461,869
525,054
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
387,328
461,869
525,054
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
-1.5%
1.6%
-2.2%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.7%
0.9%
-2.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 461,860 524,118
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 448,734 501,226
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
5.0%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
20.3%
23.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
18.4%
15.9%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
50.5%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.3%
71.3%
74.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.8%
19.0%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.4%
1.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
13.0%
6.0%
6.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
3.2%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.4%
9.6%
44.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
45.2%
64.3%
38.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 11,286 25,692 11,395
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 24.6% 10.7% 32.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 150,710 186,192 185,507
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 62.8% 75.8% 52.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $327,600 $304,600 $413,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,519 $2,326 $2,898
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,085 $1,031 $1,358
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,454 $1,575 $1,484
Building permits, 2022 643 1,998 1,186
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 139,549 174,454 177,209
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.62 2.59 2.89
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 86.9% 88.9% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 32.8% 13.8% 50.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 94.1% 95.4% 93.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 88.5% 92.9% 89.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 89.7% 94.1% 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 44.2% 41.1% 30.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 7.1% 7.5% 5.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
5.3%
12.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 63.8% 64.9% 66.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 58.9% 61.9% 60.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 912,819 902,336 816,949
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,364,811 3,281,131 3,127,286
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 511,670 942,127 615,780
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,573,863 8,223,094 8,086,803
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,554 $18,428 $16,032
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 27.5 29.5 27.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $92,697 $102,615 $84,465
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $50,053 $51,549 $38,932
Persons in poverty, percent
10.6%
6.6%
12.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 9,706 10,438 12,000
Total employment, 2021 187,231 180,387 134,066
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 15,180,911 11,400,877 7,831,307
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -7.4% -7.2% -7.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 28,559 32,654 47,732
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,207 8,532 10,865
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,988 5,370 7,345
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,404 1,461 1,770
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,843 1,247 2,393
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,099 6,313 7,559
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 317 420 499
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,654 7,063 9,533
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,725.8 577.8 2,817.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 561.9 2,715.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 224.44 799.29 186.01
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 798.58 184.59
FIPS Code 34021 34005 34031
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.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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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