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New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Monmouth County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey

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Table

New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,882,190 367,430 618,795 140,488
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,882,190 367,430 618,795 140,488
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 8,791,978 367,485 630,362 148,936
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% 0.0% -1.8% -5.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,288,994 387,340 643,615 144,221
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,791,894 366,513 630,380 149,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
5.6%
4.9%
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
21.2%
20.9%
19.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.6%
15.6%
18.2%
18.0%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
51.3%
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.9%
63.3%
84.8%
93.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.1%
21.5%
7.5%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.6%
0.3%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.0%
11.9%
5.6%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.5%
1.8%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.9%
18.5%
11.1%
9.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.6%
48.2%
75.1%
85.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 321,991 12,035 24,383 7,188
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 22.4% 22.9% 13.6% 7.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,641,812 145,125 262,925 62,623
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.9% 63.1% 73.8% 83.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $335,600 $291,100 $421,900 $267,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,465 $2,315 $2,698 $2,244
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,052 $1,020 $1,130 $965
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,334 $1,266 $1,399 $1,314
Building permits, 2020 36,146 832 2,638 220
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 3,231,874 129,936 235,362 53,322
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.69 2.70 2.61 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.8% 85.6% 90.8% 91.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.3% 30.5% 17.9% 9.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.4% 91.5% 93.0% 94.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 85.8% 83.0% 88.6% 89.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.8% 88.5% 93.4% 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 39.7% 42.6% 46.0% 36.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 6.5% 6.4% 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
9.6%
7.1%
5.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.5% 64.3% 66.2% 68.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.2% 59.2% 59.9% 63.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,673,558 731,437 1,318,879 222,300
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 60,375,232 2,981,025 4,809,461 551,185
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 108,854,971 2,220,326 3,053,144 465,836
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 133,665,728 5,127,391 11,026,097 1,819,816
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,079 $13,922 $17,519 $12,343
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.2 28.3 35.0 37.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $82,545 $81,057 $99,733 $94,520
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,745 $43,086 $51,700 $44,728
Persons in poverty, percent
9.2%
11.9%
6.2%
5.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 233,888 9,694 19,308 3,152
Total employment, 2019 3,805,357 199,859 248,962 32,062
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 239,861,512 14,128,509 13,224,043 1,433,338
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.8% 1.0% 2.1% 1.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 745,483 27,402 58,473 11,404
All firms, 2012 792,088 29,640 64,460 12,238
Men-owned firms, 2012 464,592 17,106 38,993 7,489
Women-owned firms, 2012 252,944 9,492 18,167 3,366
Minority-owned firms, 2012 237,242 8,543 10,636 924
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 533,808 19,683 51,804 10,972
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 57,996 2,223 4,813 1,212
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 707,975 25,807 57,426 10,439
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,195.5 1,632.2 1,344.7 287.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,354.22 224.56 468.79 519.01
FIPS Code 34 34021 34025 34037
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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