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Mercer County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey

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Table

Mercer County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
381,671
659,197
957,736
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
381,671
659,197
957,736
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
380,779
655,663
953,540
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
387,328
637,235
955,743
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
387,328
637,235
955,743
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
-1.5%
3.4%
0.2%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.7%
2.9%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 637,229 955,732
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 576,567 905,116
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
7.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
24.6%
20.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
22.8%
18.3%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
51.3%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.3%
92.2%
71.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.8%
3.9%
7.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.3%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
13.0%
2.1%
17.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
1.5%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.4%
10.2%
22.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
45.2%
83.3%
52.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 11,286 32,332 25,380
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 24.6% 7.8% 31.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 150,710 295,648 369,376
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 62.8% 79.9% 65.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $327,600 $343,500 $561,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,519 $2,252 $3,386
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,085 $873 $1,447
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,454 $1,639 $1,782
Building permits, 2022 643 3,791 3,953
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 139,549 239,466 350,843
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.62 2.64 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 86.9% 90.8% 91.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 32.8% 12.1% 41.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 94.1% 91.9% 95.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 88.5% 86.1% 93.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 89.7% 93.1% 93.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 44.2% 32.9% 51.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 7.1% 7.1% 4.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
6.4%
7.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 63.8% 58.7% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 58.9% 55.0% 60.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 912,819 1,114,823 2,559,826
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,364,811 4,219,515 10,992,664
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 511,670 378,392 3,334,817
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,573,863 8,720,101 19,846,375
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,554 $14,642 $21,284
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 27.5 30.8 31.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $92,697 $82,379 $118,714
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $50,053 $42,497 $60,222
Persons in poverty, percent
10.6%
11.2%
7.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 9,706 14,246 31,524
Total employment, 2021 187,231 147,451 401,499
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 15,180,911 7,039,346 29,037,952
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -7.4% -3.9% -9.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 28,559 50,043 104,775
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,207 11,680 26,919
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,988 7,594 17,495
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,404 1,977 4,815
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,843 1,121 6,091
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,099 9,664 18,410
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 317 525 1,007
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,654 10,142 23,401
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,725.8 1,014.2 4,105.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 917.0 3,884.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 224.44 628.29 232.79
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 628.78 233.01
FIPS Code 34021 34029 34003
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.

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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