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Salem County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Table

Salem County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
65,338
381,671
469,167
348,842
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
65,338
381,671
469,167
348,842
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
65,157
380,779
466,101
347,047
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
64,830
387,328
461,869
345,353
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
64,830
387,328
461,869
345,353
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
0.8%
-1.5%
1.6%
1.0%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
0.5%
-1.7%
0.9%
0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 64,837 387,340 461,860 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 66,083 366,513 448,734 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
5.5%
5.0%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
21.4%
20.3%
20.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.4%
16.5%
18.4%
17.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.6%
50.5%
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
80.2%
61.3%
71.3%
65.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.2%
21.8%
19.0%
11.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.7%
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
13.0%
6.0%
20.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.3%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.7%
2.8%
3.2%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.2%
20.4%
9.6%
16.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.7%
45.2%
64.3%
51.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 3,376 11,286 25,692 10,043
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 3.3% 24.6% 10.7% 26.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 27,736 150,710 186,192 133,445
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 70.6% 62.8% 75.8% 75.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $208,200 $327,600 $304,600 $489,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,983 $2,519 $2,326 $3,063
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $917 $1,085 $1,031 $1,323
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,165 $1,454 $1,575 $1,846
Building permits, 2022 96 643 1,998 907
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 24,744 139,549 174,454 127,566
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.56 2.62 2.59 2.67
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 90.9% 86.9% 88.9% 90.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 7.7% 32.8% 13.8% 33.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 92.8% 94.1% 95.4% 97.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 87.3% 88.5% 92.9% 95.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 90.2% 89.7% 94.1% 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 22.8% 44.2% 41.1% 57.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 12.1% 7.1% 7.5% 4.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.7%
7.7%
5.3%
5.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 60.5% 63.8% 64.9% 69.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 58.6% 58.9% 61.9% 63.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 83,812 912,819 902,336 941,735
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 300,510 3,364,811 3,281,131 2,963,162
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 116,642 511,670 942,127 705,004
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 574,958 7,573,863 8,223,094 6,750,809
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $9,134 $20,554 $18,428 $20,417
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 26.6 27.5 29.5 31.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $73,378 $92,697 $102,615 $131,948
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $37,904 $50,053 $51,549 $67,554
Persons in poverty, percent
10.7%
10.6%
6.6%
5.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 1,139 9,706 10,438 9,727
Total employment, 2021 16,855 187,231 180,387 179,324
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 1,012,402 15,180,911 11,400,877 17,314,893
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 2.5% -7.4% -7.2% -5.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 3,267 28,559 32,654 30,115
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 950 8,207 8,532 8,671
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 609 4,988 5,370 5,563
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 1,404 1,461 1,383
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 1,843 1,247 2,088
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 727 5,099 6,313 5,538
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 317 420 329
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 719 6,654 7,063 7,237
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 195.4 1,725.8 577.8 1,144.1
Population per square mile, 2010 199.1 1,632.2 561.9 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 331.86 224.44 799.29 301.87
Land area in square miles, 2010 331.90 224.56 798.58 301.81
FIPS Code 34033 34021 34005 34035
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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