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Bergen County, New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Bergen County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 932,202 62,385 798,975 140,488 124,371 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 932,202 62,385 798,975 140,488 124,371 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 905,107 66,072 783,891 148,936 127,361 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.0% -5.6% 1.9% -5.7% -2.3% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 955,732 64,837 863,728 144,221 128,947 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 905,116 66,083 783,969 149,265 128,349 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
5.6%
6.6%
4.6%
4.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.1%
21.4%
23.7%
19.4%
19.1%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.7%
19.0%
13.9%
18.0%
19.4%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
51.0%
51.9%
50.3%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
72.9%
81.1%
48.9%
93.3%
91.0%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.4%
14.8%
41.9%
2.7%
2.7%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.6%
0.8%
0.3%
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
17.0%
1.1%
5.9%
2.0%
4.4%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Z
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.4%
2.4%
1.7%
1.5%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
21.0%
9.8%
23.8%
9.2%
7.0%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
55.1%
73.4%
30.2%
85.1%
84.8%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 27,237 3,839 18,419 7,188 5,439 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 30.8% 3.8% 27.2% 7.6% 9.7% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 360,816 27,606 319,686 62,623 50,563 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 64.8% 71.1% 44.0% 83.1% 82.8% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $469,500 $184,600 $386,000 $267,500 $415,100 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $3,061 $1,818 $2,858 $2,244 $2,735 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,280 $814 $1,330 $965 $1,129 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,506 $1,019 $1,178 $1,314 $1,446 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 3,380 35 2,705 220 319 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 339,856 23,933 285,908 53,322 47,175 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.71 2.57 2.71 2.61 2.56 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 91.2% 89.8% 89.6% 91.8% 91.4% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 40.0% 7.9% 35.9% 9.5% 11.2% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.9% 87.3% 89.1% 94.5% 94.1% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 89.7% 80.4% 80.5% 89.9% 90.5% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.5% 88.8% 86.1% 94.9% 95.0% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 49.3% 21.0% 35.5% 36.1% 52.7% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.2% 10.3% 7.8% 7.4% 5.0% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.4%
8.5%
12.0%
5.7%
5.2%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.1% 61.0% 65.7% 68.2% 66.9% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.5% 57.5% 61.6% 63.5% 63.8% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,016,749 89,248 1,378,698 222,300 206,253 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,302,959 319,868 6,274,291 551,185 794,379 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,577,581 D 5,942,038 465,836 1,400,241 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,349,156 627,036 9,204,586 1,819,816 2,349,986 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $22,145 $9,533 $11,685 $12,343 $18,497 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 33.1 26.4 34.9 37.8 35.0 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $101,144 $66,842 $61,510 $94,520 $115,379 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $51,214 $34,047 $38,722 $44,728 $57,098 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
5.7%
11.4%
13.8%
5.2%
4.0%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 31,826 1,146 18,913 3,152 3,726 9,878
Total employment, 2019 446,836 16,930 298,755 32,062 46,480 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 28,807,283 936,828 19,320,156 1,433,338 2,917,042 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.1% 3.5% 0.7% 1.4% 1.1% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 101,881 2,924 73,493 11,404 12,208 28,681
All firms, 2012 110,267 3,760 75,564 12,238 13,804 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 63,895 2,233 39,994 7,489 8,340 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 34,576 951 29,092 3,366 3,857 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 31,395 395 35,331 924 1,418 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 75,344 3,137 37,784 10,972 12,013 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 7,713 312 4,543 1,212 1,248 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 98,227 3,107 68,453 10,439 11,980 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 3,884.5 199.1 6,211.5 287.6 300.0 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 233.01 331.90 126.21 519.01 427.82 301.81
FIPS Code 34003 34033 34013 34037 34019 34035
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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