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New Jersey; United States; Salem County, New Jersey

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Table

New Jersey
United States
Salem County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
9,267,130
331,893,745
65,046
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
9,267,130
331,893,745
65,046
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
9,288,994
331,449,281
64,837
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.2%
0.1%
0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,288,994 331,449,281 64,837
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,791,894 308,745,538 66,083
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.7%
5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
22.2%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.9%
16.8%
19.1%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
50.5%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.1%
75.8%
80.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.3%
13.6%
15.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
1.3%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.3%
6.1%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.3%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.9%
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
21.5%
18.9%
10.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
53.5%
59.3%
72.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 313,928 17,835,456 3,487
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 22.7% 13.5% 3.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 3,780,004 142,153,010 27,735
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.0% 64.4% 69.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $343,500 $229,800 $185,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,476 $1,621 $1,818
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,062 $509 $817
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,368 $1,096 $1,024
Building permits, 2021 37,094 1,736,982 88
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 3,272,054 122,354,219 24,414
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.66 2.60 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.7% 86.2% 89.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6% 21.5% 8.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.9% 91.9% 89.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.9% 85.2% 83.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.3% 88.5% 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 40.7% 32.9% 21.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.6% 8.7% 10.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.4%
9.8%
7.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.6% 63.0% 60.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.5% 58.4% 57.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,785,076 938,237,077 83,812
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 74,723,386 2,527,903,275 300,510
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 30,902,528 895,225,411 116,642
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 149,171,300 4,949,601,481 574,958
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,783 $15,224 $9,134
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.0 26.9 26.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $85,245 $64,994 $64,234
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,153 $35,384 $33,575
Persons in poverty, percent
10.2%
11.6%
12.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 232,761 8,000,178 1,135
Total employment, 2020 3,819,722 134,163,349 16,450
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 241,029,083 7,564,809,878 950,492
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.4% 0.9% -2.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 762,163 27,104,006 2,965
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 188,322 5,744,643 950
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 123,258 3,480,438 609
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 35,466 1,134,549 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 42,061 1,014,958 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 133,485 4,371,152 727
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,138 351,237 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 166,931 4,968,606 719
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,263.0 93.8 195.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,195.5 87.4 199.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 7,354.76 3,533,038.28 331.86
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,354.22 3,531,905.43 331.90
FIPS Code 34 1 34033
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 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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