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New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey

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New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,882,190 328,934 62,385 825,062 445,349
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,882,190 328,934 62,385 825,062 445,349
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 8,791,978 323,479 66,072 810,038 448,730
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% 1.7% -5.6% 1.9% -0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,288,994 345,361 64,837 863,162 461,860
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,791,894 323,444 66,083 809,858 448,734
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
5.0%
5.6%
5.7%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
21.5%
21.4%
21.7%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.6%
16.2%
19.0%
15.5%
17.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
51.0%
50.6%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.9%
68.1%
81.1%
60.1%
72.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.1%
10.5%
14.8%
12.0%
18.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.4%
0.6%
0.7%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.0%
18.8%
1.1%
24.9%
5.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.1%
2.4%
2.3%
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.9%
15.2%
9.8%
22.1%
8.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.6%
54.8%
73.4%
41.7%
66.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 321,991 9,579 3,839 24,709 27,906
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 22.4% 25.1% 3.8% 32.8% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,641,812 127,513 27,606 303,426 180,471
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.9% 75.8% 71.1% 63.5% 75.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $335,600 $430,700 $184,600 $344,100 $251,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,465 $2,784 $1,818 $2,482 $2,115
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,052 $1,174 $814 $1,046 $913
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,334 $1,594 $1,019 $1,469 $1,346
Building permits, 2020 36,146 1,913 35 2,757 1,749
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 3,231,874 118,193 23,933 285,005 166,391
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.69 2.75 2.57 2.79 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.8% 90.8% 89.8% 89.6% 89.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.3% 31.4% 7.9% 44.5% 13.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.4% 94.9% 87.3% 92.6% 93.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 85.8% 92.2% 80.4% 86.4% 88.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.8% 94.5% 88.8% 89.8% 93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 39.7% 54.7% 21.0% 43.6% 38.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 4.4% 10.3% 5.6% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
6.6%
8.5%
9.1%
6.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.5% 68.4% 61.0% 64.4% 65.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.2% 62.5% 57.5% 57.8% 61.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,673,558 739,850 89,248 1,387,200 771,418
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 60,375,232 2,475,712 319,868 5,084,450 2,710,591
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 108,854,971 4,974,693 D 15,784,943 5,496,624
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 133,665,728 5,609,291 627,036 11,869,778 6,868,632
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,079 $17,117 $9,533 $14,422 $15,218
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.2 32.5 26.4 34.4 30.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $82,545 $113,611 $66,842 $89,533 $87,416
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,745 $55,828 $34,047 $39,599 $43,187
Persons in poverty, percent
9.2%
5.4%
11.4%
8.5%
5.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 233,888 9,878 1,146 21,913 10,501
Total employment, 2019 3,805,357 192,626 16,930 412,429 189,086
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 239,861,512 16,544,280 936,828 26,712,952 10,598,649
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.8% 0.8% 3.5% 2.7% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 745,483 28,681 2,924 62,950 30,302
All firms, 2012 792,088 32,335 3,760 68,733 32,404
Men-owned firms, 2012 464,592 19,101 2,233 41,119 19,316
Women-owned firms, 2012 252,944 9,621 951 20,366 9,473
Minority-owned firms, 2012 237,242 8,766 395 28,634 6,296
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 533,808 22,289 3,137 37,891 24,687
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 57,996 2,504 312 4,092 3,105
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 707,975 28,249 3,107 61,658 27,554
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,195.5 1,071.7 199.1 2,621.6 561.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,354.22 301.81 331.90 308.91 798.58
FIPS Code 34 34035 34033 34023 34005
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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