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United States; Mercer County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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United States
Mercer County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,239,523 367,430 798,975 140,488 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,239,523 367,430 798,975 140,488 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 308,758,105 367,485 783,891 148,936 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.3% 0.0% 1.9% -5.7% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 331,449,281 387,340 863,728 144,221 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 308,745,538 366,513 783,969 149,265 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
5.6%
6.6%
4.6%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
21.2%
23.7%
19.4%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
15.6%
13.9%
18.0%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.1%
51.9%
50.3%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.3%
63.3%
48.9%
93.3%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.4%
21.5%
41.9%
2.7%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
0.6%
0.8%
0.3%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
11.9%
5.9%
2.0%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
2.5%
2.4%
1.7%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
18.5%
23.8%
9.2%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.1%
48.2%
30.2%
85.1%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,230,322 12,035 18,419 7,188 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 13.6% 22.9% 27.2% 7.6% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 139,684,244 145,125 319,686 62,623 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 64.0% 63.1% 44.0% 83.1% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $217,500 $291,100 $386,000 $267,500 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,595 $2,315 $2,858 $2,244 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $500 $1,020 $1,330 $965 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,062 $1,266 $1,178 $1,314 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 1,471,141 832 2,705 220 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 120,756,048 129,936 285,908 53,322 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.62 2.70 2.71 2.61 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.8% 85.6% 89.6% 91.8% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 21.6% 30.5% 35.9% 9.5% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.3% 91.5% 89.1% 94.5% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.7% 83.0% 80.5% 89.9% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.0% 88.5% 86.1% 94.9% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 32.1% 42.6% 35.5% 36.1% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.6% 6.5% 7.8% 7.4% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.2%
9.6%
12.0%
5.7%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.0% 64.3% 65.7% 68.2% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.3% 59.2% 61.6% 63.5% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 708,138,598 731,437 1,378,698 222,300 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,040,441,203 2,981,025 6,274,291 551,185 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,696,729,632 2,220,326 5,942,038 465,836 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,821,871 5,127,391 9,204,586 1,819,816 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,443 $13,922 $11,685 $12,343 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.9 28.3 34.9 37.8 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $62,843 $81,057 $61,510 $94,520 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $34,103 $43,086 $38,722 $44,728 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
11.9%
13.8%
5.2%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 7,959,103 9,694 18,913 3,152 3,726
Total employment, 2019 132,989,428 199,859 298,755 32,062 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 7,428,553,593 14,128,509 19,320,156 1,433,338 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.6% 1.0% 0.7% 1.4% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 26,485,532 27,402 73,493 11,404 12,208
All firms, 2012 27,626,360 29,640 75,564 12,238 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 14,844,597 17,106 39,994 7,489 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,878,397 9,492 29,092 3,366 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,952,386 8,543 35,331 924 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,987,918 19,683 37,784 10,972 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,521,682 2,223 4,543 1,212 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,070,685 25,807 68,453 10,439 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 87.4 1,632.2 6,211.5 287.6 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,531,905.43 224.56 126.21 519.01 427.82
FIPS Code 1 34021 34013 34037 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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