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New Jersey; Virginia; Illinois

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

New Jersey
Virginia
Illinois
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 40.7% 39.5% 35.5%
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
9,267,130
8,642,274
12,671,469
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
9,288,994
8,631,393
12,812,508
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.2%
0.1%
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,288,994 8,631,393 12,812,508
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,791,894 8,001,024 12,830,632
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
5.9%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
21.8%
22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.6%
15.9%
16.1%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.8%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.9%
69.4%
76.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.1%
19.9%
14.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.0%
6.9%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
3.2%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.9%
9.8%
17.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.6%
61.2%
60.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 313,928 674,242 553,593
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 22.7% 12.6% 13.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 3,780,004 3,652,388 5,440,401
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.0% 66.7% 66.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $343,500 $282,800 $202,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,476 $1,822 $1,709
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,062 $481 $650
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,368 $1,257 $1,038
Building permits, 2021 37,094 39,388 19,658
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 3,272,054 3,184,121 4,884,061
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.66 2.60 2.54
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.7% 85.2% 87.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6% 16.4% 23.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.9% 92.3% 91.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.9% 86.1% 85.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.3% 90.3% 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 40.7% 39.5% 35.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.6% 8.0% 7.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
9.3%
8.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.6% 64.0% 65.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.5% 60.4% 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,785,076 22,074,703 35,314,396
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 74,723,386 58,792,475 97,626,131
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 30,902,528 20,071,064 51,368,341
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 149,171,300 120,162,088 173,473,922
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,783 $14,185 $13,574
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.0 28.6 29.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $85,245 $76,398 $68,428
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,153 $41,255 $37,306
Persons in poverty, percent
9.4%
9.2%
11.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 232,761 204,131 318,689
Total employment, 2020 3,819,722 3,483,867 5,545,538
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 241,029,083 202,239,454 329,401,329
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.4% 0.8% 0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 745,483 632,995 996,670
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 188,322 144,431 247,995
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 123,258 85,794 154,799
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 35,466 31,800 48,832
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 42,061 28,262 39,363
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 133,485 104,764 191,216
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,138 12,889 12,166
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 166,931 118,354 215,646
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,263.0 218.6 230.8
Population per square mile, 2010 1,195.5 202.6 231.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 7,354.76 39,482.11 55,513.18
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,354.22 39,490.09 55,518.93
FIPS Code 34 51 17
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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