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Somerset County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878
Total employment, 2019 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681
All firms, 2012 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81
FIPS Code 34035
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Somerset County, New Jersey
328,934
Burlington County, New Jersey
445,349
Mercer County, New Jersey
367,430
Middlesex County, New Jersey
825,062
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
124,371
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420,000
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840,000
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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