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New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Monmouth County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey

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

Table

New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
9,267,130
385,898
645,354
518,117
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
9,267,130
385,898
645,354
518,117
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
9,288,994
387,340
643,615
524,118
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.2%
-0.4%
0.3%
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,288,994 387,340 643,615 524,118
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,791,894 366,513 630,380 501,226
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.4%
4.9%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
21.2%
20.8%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.9%
16.0%
18.7%
15.3%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
50.8%
51.0%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.1%
62.3%
84.7%
74.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.3%
21.6%
7.3%
14.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.7%
0.3%
1.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.3%
12.6%
5.7%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.6%
1.9%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
21.5%
19.4%
11.4%
43.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
53.5%
46.7%
74.9%
39.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 309,642 12,160 23,518 11,907
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 22.9% 23.6% 13.1% 32.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 3,780,004 150,657 269,917 185,497
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 63.8% 63.0% 75.2% 52.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $355,700 $295,400 $454,000 $363,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,560 $2,385 $2,777 $2,724
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,102 $1,022 $1,186 $1,270
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,436 $1,361 $1,523 $1,367
Building permits, 2021 37,094 544 2,350 1,144
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 3,397,156 137,114 245,569 176,203
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.66 2.68 2.59 2.91
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.7% 86.1% 91.0% 91.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 31.9% 31.2% 17.3% 49.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 93.9% 93.3% 94.9% 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 89.4% 86.6% 91.7% 88.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 90.5% 89.6% 94.1% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 41.5% 43.6% 48.5% 29.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 6.6% 7.1% 6.5% 5.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.4%
7.7%
7.0%
14.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 65.8% 63.7% 66.5% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 60.8% 58.8% 60.7% 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,785,076 912,819 1,798,734 816,949
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 74,723,386 3,364,811 6,222,476 3,127,286
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 30,902,528 511,670 824,577 615,780
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 149,171,300 7,573,863 12,274,645 8,086,803
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,783 $20,554 $19,730 $16,032
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 31.5 27.6 34.0 27.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $89,703 $85,687 $110,356 $78,386
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $46,691 $45,879 $57,836 $35,723
Persons in poverty, percent
10.2%
9.5%
5.9%
16.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 232,761 9,669 19,194 11,902
Total employment, 2020 3,819,722 202,228 249,614 144,368
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 241,029,083 15,030,875 13,456,166 7,183,258
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.4% 1.2% 0.3% -0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 762,163 28,098 59,923 46,302
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 188,322 8,207 16,436 10,865
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 123,258 4,988 10,628 7,345
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 35,466 1,404 3,102 1,770
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 42,061 1,843 2,497 2,393
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 133,485 5,099 12,686 7,559
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,138 317 704 499
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 166,931 6,654 14,456 9,533
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,263.0 1,725.8 1,374.7 2,817.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,195.5 1,632.2 1,344.7 2,715.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 7,354.76 224.44 468.18 186.01
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,354.22 224.56 468.79 184.59
FIPS Code 34 34021 34025 34031
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 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 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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