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United States; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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United States
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,239,523 825,062 328,934 501,826 8,882,190
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,239,523 825,062 328,934 501,826 8,882,190
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 308,758,105 810,038 323,479 501,600 8,791,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.3% 1.9% 1.7% 0.0% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 331,449,281 863,162 345,361 524,118 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 308,745,538 809,858 323,444 501,226 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
5.7%
5.0%
6.7%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
21.7%
21.5%
23.7%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
15.5%
16.2%
15.0%
16.6%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
50.6%
51.1%
51.2%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.3%
60.1%
68.1%
74.9%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.4%
12.0%
10.5%
14.9%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
0.7%
0.4%
1.5%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
24.9%
18.8%
5.7%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
2.3%
2.1%
2.8%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
22.1%
15.2%
42.9%
20.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.1%
41.7%
54.8%
40.3%
54.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,230,322 24,709 9,579 12,569 321,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 13.6% 32.8% 25.1% 30.6% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 139,684,244 303,426 127,513 177,260 3,641,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 64.0% 63.5% 75.8% 52.7% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $217,500 $344,100 $430,700 $342,600 $335,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,595 $2,482 $2,784 $2,631 $2,465
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $500 $1,046 $1,174 $1,219 $1,052
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,062 $1,469 $1,594 $1,293 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 1,471,141 2,757 1,913 1,314 36,146
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 120,756,048 285,005 118,193 165,429 3,231,874
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.62 2.79 2.75 2.99 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.8% 89.6% 90.8% 92.1% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 21.6% 44.5% 31.4% 48.8% 31.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.3% 92.6% 94.9% 87.7% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.7% 86.4% 92.2% 81.3% 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.0% 89.8% 94.5% 83.7% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 32.1% 43.6% 54.7% 28.2% 39.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.6% 5.6% 4.4% 5.3% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.2%
9.1%
6.6%
14.2%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.0% 64.4% 68.4% 64.3% 65.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.3% 57.8% 62.5% 58.2% 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 708,138,598 1,387,200 739,850 647,958 19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,040,441,203 5,084,450 2,475,712 2,516,793 60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,696,729,632 15,784,943 4,974,693 5,214,506 108,854,971
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,821,871 11,869,778 5,609,291 7,294,039 133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,443 $14,422 $17,117 $14,504 $15,079
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.9 34.4 32.5 28.3 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $62,843 $89,533 $113,611 $69,688 $82,545
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $34,103 $39,599 $55,828 $32,064 $42,745
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
8.5%
5.4%
13.3%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 7,959,103 21,913 9,878 12,069 233,888
Total employment, 2019 132,989,428 412,429 192,626 145,363 3,805,357
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 7,428,553,593 26,712,952 16,544,280 7,402,564 239,861,512
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.6% 2.7% 0.8% -0.5% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 26,485,532 62,950 28,681 45,144 745,483
All firms, 2012 27,626,360 68,733 32,335 45,724 792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012 14,844,597 41,119 19,101 27,089 464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,878,397 20,366 9,621 14,529 252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,952,386 28,634 8,766 16,478 237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,987,918 37,891 22,289 27,674 533,808
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,521,682 4,092 2,504 3,163 57,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,070,685 61,658 28,249 40,516 707,975
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 87.4 2,621.6 1,071.7 2,715.3 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,531,905.43 308.91 301.81 184.59 7,354.22
FIPS Code 1 34023 34035 34031 34
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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