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Burlington County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Hudson County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Burlington County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Hudson County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 445,349 932,202 798,975 672,391 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 445,349 932,202 798,975 672,391 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 448,730 905,107 783,891 634,284 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.8% 3.0% 1.9% 6.0% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 461,860 955,732 863,728 724,854 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 448,734 905,116 783,969 634,266 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
5.3%
6.6%
6.9%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.7%
21.1%
23.7%
20.3%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.4%
17.7%
13.9%
12.2%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.4%
51.9%
50.2%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
72.9%
72.9%
48.9%
64.7%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
18.3%
7.4%
41.9%
14.8%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.5%
0.8%
1.1%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.4%
17.0%
5.9%
16.4%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
2.2%
2.4%
2.7%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.5%
21.0%
23.8%
42.7%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
66.6%
55.1%
30.2%
29.0%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 27,906 27,237 18,419 11,856 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 9.7% 30.8% 27.2% 43.2% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 180,471 360,816 319,686 286,918 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.4% 64.8% 44.0% 31.7% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $251,200 $469,500 $386,000 $378,000 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,115 $3,061 $2,858 $2,775 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $913 $1,280 $1,330 $1,149 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,346 $1,506 $1,178 $1,391 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 1,749 3,380 2,705 6,950 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 166,391 339,856 285,908 258,591 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.61 2.71 2.71 2.56 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.2% 91.2% 89.6% 87.1% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 13.1% 40.0% 35.9% 59.0% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.3% 92.9% 89.1% 91.3% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.8% 89.7% 80.5% 85.5% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 93.7% 92.5% 86.1% 84.8% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 38.0% 49.3% 35.5% 42.3% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.8% 4.2% 7.8% 6.0% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.0%
8.4%
12.0%
13.5%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.2% 66.1% 65.7% 69.1% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.9% 59.5% 61.6% 62.5% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 771,418 2,016,749 1,378,698 1,214,543 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,710,591 9,302,959 6,274,291 2,397,648 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,496,624 12,577,581 5,942,038 2,682,881 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,868,632 20,349,156 9,204,586 6,647,592 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,218 $22,145 $11,685 $10,191 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 30.0 33.1 34.9 36.4 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $87,416 $101,144 $61,510 $71,189 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,187 $51,214 $38,722 $40,740 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
5.7%
5.7%
13.8%
13.7%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 10,501 31,826 18,913 13,858 9,878
Total employment, 2019 189,086 446,836 298,755 243,114 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 10,598,649 28,807,283 19,320,156 18,655,039 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.6% 0.1% 0.7% 3.7% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 30,302 101,881 73,493 61,548 28,681
All firms, 2012 32,404 110,267 75,564 61,484 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,316 63,895 39,994 33,388 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,473 34,576 29,092 22,648 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 6,296 31,395 35,331 33,607 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 24,687 75,344 37,784 25,747 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,105 7,713 4,543 3,090 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 27,554 98,227 68,453 56,449 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 561.9 3,884.5 6,211.5 13,731.4 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 798.58 233.01 126.21 46.19 301.81
FIPS Code 34005 34003 34013 34017 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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