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Ocean County, New Jersey; Hudson County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey

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Table

Ocean County, New Jersey
Hudson County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
655,663
702,381
861,094
380,779
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
659,197
705,472
863,623
381,671
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
655,663
702,381
861,094
380,779
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
637,235
724,858
863,202
387,328
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
637,235
724,858
863,202
387,328
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
3.4%
-2.7%
Z
-1.5%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
2.9%
-3.1%
-0.2%
-1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 637,229 724,854 863,162 387,340
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 576,567 634,266 809,858 366,513
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
6.3%
5.3%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.6%
19.8%
21.2%
21.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.8%
12.8%
16.3%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
50.0%
50.2%
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.2%
63.1%
57.8%
61.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.9%
15.4%
12.9%
21.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
1.3%
0.8%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.1%
17.0%
26.1%
13.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.9%
2.4%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.2%
42.4%
23.2%
20.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.3%
28.2%
38.9%
45.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 32,332 11,099 22,600 11,286
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 7.8% 42.7% 34.1% 24.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 295,648 319,636 317,338 150,710
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 79.9% 32.2% 63.8% 62.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $343,500 $486,900 $411,900 $327,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,252 $3,140 $2,775 $2,519
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $873 $1,257 $1,174 $1,085
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,639 $1,722 $1,739 $1,454
Building permits, 2022 3,791 6,056 2,474 643
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 239,466 290,054 301,967 139,549
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.64 2.43 2.76 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 90.8% 87.7% 89.4% 86.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 12.1% 57.7% 46.3% 32.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 91.9% 94.8% 95.3% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 86.1% 90.2% 92.1% 88.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 93.1% 87.2% 89.7% 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 32.9% 46.6% 45.1% 44.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 7.1% 5.6% 6.0% 7.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.4%
11.5%
7.7%
7.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 58.7% 69.8% 66.4% 63.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 55.0% 63.3% 60.0% 58.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,114,823 1,579,936 1,790,517 912,819
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,515 3,091,133 6,618,597 3,364,811
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 378,392 3,515,020 4,487,136 511,670
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,720,101 7,964,867 14,855,971 7,573,863
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,642 $11,837 $17,964 $20,554
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 30.8 35.7 33.0 27.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $82,379 $86,854 $105,206 $92,697
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $42,497 $51,277 $47,196 $50,053
Persons in poverty, percent
11.2%
14.2%
8.2%
10.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 14,246 13,888 21,897 9,706
Total employment, 2021 147,451 227,571 395,031 187,231
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 7,039,346 20,607,111 29,193,608 15,180,911
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -3.9% -7.7% -4.7% -7.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 50,043 63,717 67,844 28,559
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,680 11,353 18,457 8,207
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,594 6,822 11,407 4,988
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,977 2,248 3,619 1,404
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,121 4,247 6,860 1,843
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,664 5,855 9,835 5,099
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 525 S S 317
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,142 9,936 15,981 6,654
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,014.2 15,691.5 2,791.4 1,725.8
Population per square mile, 2010 917.0 13,731.4 2,621.6 1,632.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 628.29 46.19 309.22 224.44
Land area in square miles, 2010 628.78 46.19 308.91 224.56
FIPS Code 34029 34017 34023 34021
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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