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Table

Ocean County, New Jersey
Gloucester County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
655,663
306,767
275,382
849,724
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
659,197
308,423
275,213
851,117
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
655,663
306,767
275,382
849,724
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
637,235
302,273
274,536
862,768
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
637,235
302,273
274,536
862,768
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
3.4%
2.0%
0.2%
-1.4%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
2.9%
1.5%
0.3%
-1.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 637,229 302,294 274,534 863,728
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 576,567 288,288 274,549 783,969
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
4.9%
5.2%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.6%
21.0%
20.7%
23.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.8%
17.0%
19.9%
14.4%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
50.8%
51.1%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.2%
81.6%
71.0%
48.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.9%
12.1%
17.2%
41.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.3%
0.7%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.1%
3.3%
8.1%
6.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.5%
2.9%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.2%
7.9%
20.3%
24.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.3%
75.6%
55.1%
29.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 32,332 14,998 12,205 17,928
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 7.8% 5.8% 15.8% 29.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 295,648 117,799 132,147 336,552
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 79.9% 79.7% 67.9% 44.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $343,500 $265,200 $254,100 $466,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,252 $2,262 $2,124 $3,148
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $873 $1,013 $969 $1,466
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,639 $1,435 $1,268 $1,404
Building permits, 2022 3,791 827 762 3,470
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 239,466 109,996 106,640 312,942
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.64 2.70 2.52 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 90.8% 89.6% 89.0% 89.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 12.1% 9.8% 26.7% 37.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 91.9% 95.3% 94.2% 93.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 86.1% 91.4% 89.1% 85.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 93.1% 93.6% 88.4% 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 32.9% 35.2% 30.1% 37.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 7.1% 8.9% 9.7% 8.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.4%
5.4%
9.9%
11.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 58.7% 66.7% 63.1% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 55.0% 62.6% 59.3% 61.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,114,823 562,212 3,550,725 1,883,319
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,515 1,682,365 2,202,509 8,098,958
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 378,392 629,439 321,160 8,310,644
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,720,101 4,813,242 4,631,105 9,070,865
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,642 $16,535 $17,447 $11,378
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 30.8 29.4 25.5 33.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $82,379 $99,668 $73,113 $73,785
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $42,497 $45,933 $39,699 $45,946
Persons in poverty, percent
11.2%
7.6%
11.4%
15.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 14,246 6,223 6,145 19,179
Total employment, 2021 147,451 98,293 97,552 266,154
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 7,039,346 4,968,486 4,754,077 20,331,478
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -3.9% -5.5% -11.8% -11.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 50,043 19,035 19,524 75,558
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,680 4,929 5,333 16,516
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,594 3,001 3,134 10,308
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,977 919 1,010 3,059
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,121 546 967 4,106
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,664 3,824 3,781 10,415
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 525 273 267 588
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,142 4,064 4,412 14,009
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,014.2 938.8 494.2 6,850.4
Population per square mile, 2010 917.0 895.3 494.1 6,211.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 628.29 322.00 555.51 126.09
Land area in square miles, 2010 628.78 322.01 555.70 126.21
FIPS Code 34029 34015 34001 34013
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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