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New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Cumberland County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Cumberland County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,882,190 328,934 149,527 798,975 825,062 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,882,190 328,934 149,527 798,975 825,062 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 8,791,978 323,479 156,627 783,891 810,038 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% 1.7% -4.5% 1.9% 1.9% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,288,994 345,361 154,152 863,728 863,162 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,791,894 323,444 156,898 783,969 809,858 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
5.0%
6.1%
6.6%
5.7%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
21.5%
23.7%
23.7%
21.7%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.6%
16.2%
15.6%
13.9%
15.5%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
49.1%
51.9%
50.6%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.9%
68.1%
71.7%
48.9%
60.1%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.1%
10.5%
21.9%
41.9%
12.0%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.4%
1.6%
0.8%
0.7%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.0%
18.8%
1.4%
5.9%
24.9%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.1%
3.1%
2.4%
2.3%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.9%
15.2%
31.8%
23.8%
22.1%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.6%
54.8%
45.4%
30.2%
41.7%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 321,991 9,579 6,495 18,419 24,709 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 22.4% 25.1% 10.0% 27.2% 32.8% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,641,812 127,513 56,451 319,686 303,426 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.9% 75.8% 65.2% 44.0% 63.5% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $335,600 $430,700 $162,500 $386,000 $344,100 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,465 $2,784 $1,614 $2,858 $2,482 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,052 $1,174 $740 $1,330 $1,046 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,334 $1,594 $1,069 $1,178 $1,469 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 36,146 1,913 179 2,705 2,757 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 3,231,874 118,193 50,729 285,908 285,005 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.69 2.75 2.74 2.71 2.79 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.8% 90.8% 87.1% 89.6% 89.6% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.3% 31.4% 27.8% 35.9% 44.5% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.4% 94.9% 85.6% 89.1% 92.6% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 85.8% 92.2% 78.0% 80.5% 86.4% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.8% 94.5% 79.4% 86.1% 89.8% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 39.7% 54.7% 15.6% 35.5% 43.6% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 4.4% 10.2% 7.8% 5.6% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
6.6%
12.1%
12.0%
9.1%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.5% 68.4% 55.5% 65.7% 64.4% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.2% 62.5% 55.5% 61.6% 57.8% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,673,558 739,850 173,701 1,378,698 1,387,200 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 60,375,232 2,475,712 872,101 6,274,291 5,084,450 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 108,854,971 4,974,693 2,811,963 5,942,038 15,784,943 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 133,665,728 5,609,291 2,049,003 9,204,586 11,869,778 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,079 $17,117 $12,986 $11,685 $14,422 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.2 32.5 23.6 34.9 34.4 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $82,545 $113,611 $54,149 $61,510 $89,533 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,745 $55,828 $25,694 $38,722 $39,599 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
9.2%
5.4%
13.8%
13.8%
8.5%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 233,888 9,878 2,835 18,913 21,913 3,726
Total employment, 2019 3,805,357 192,626 47,003 298,755 412,429 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 239,861,512 16,544,280 1,930,231 19,320,156 26,712,952 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.8% 0.8% 3.2% 0.7% 2.7% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 745,483 28,681 6,139 73,493 62,950 12,208
All firms, 2012 792,088 32,335 8,322 75,564 68,733 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 464,592 19,101 5,083 39,994 41,119 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 252,944 9,621 2,245 29,092 20,366 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 237,242 8,766 2,388 35,331 28,634 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 533,808 22,289 5,504 37,784 37,891 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 57,996 2,504 807 4,543 4,092 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 707,975 28,249 7,018 68,453 61,658 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,195.5 1,071.7 324.4 6,211.5 2,621.6 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,354.22 301.81 483.70 126.21 308.91 427.82
FIPS Code 34 34035 34011 34013 34023 34019
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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