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Burlington County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Table

Burlington County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
464,269
572,114
518,117
345,647
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
464,269
572,114
518,117
345,647
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
461,860
575,345
524,118
345,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.5%
-0.6%
-1.1%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 461,860 575,345 524,118 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 448,734 536,499 501,226 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
6.1%
6.3%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.6%
23.4%
23.7%
21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.7%
14.9%
15.3%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
50.7%
50.8%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.9%
66.8%
74.5%
66.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
18.7%
23.8%
14.9%
10.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.9%
1.7%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.8%
6.0%
5.9%
20.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.2%
2.3%
2.7%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.2%
33.6%
43.7%
15.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
65.1%
38.3%
39.5%
52.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 26,338 13,155 11,907 9,982
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 10.3% 30.8% 32.1% 26.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 186,144 211,074 185,497 133,263
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 75.6% 58.2% 52.2% 75.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $270,000 $393,900 $363,700 $444,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,207 $2,852 $2,724 $2,890
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $967 $1,302 $1,270 $1,241
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,444 $1,407 $1,367 $1,722
Building permits, 2021 2,119 3,207 1,144 1,261
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 172,400 198,506 176,203 125,363
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.60 2.84 2.91 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 88.6% 90.4% 91.1% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 13.9% 45.2% 49.8% 32.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 95.0% 93.2% 92.5% 96.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 92.2% 88.7% 88.3% 94.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.0% 87.3% 85.0% 94.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 40.0% 37.6% 29.8% 56.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 7.6% 5.7% 5.3% 4.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.5%
13.2%
14.4%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 64.8% 68.6% 66.2% 69.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.9% 63.5% 60.5% 63.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 902,336 1,158,054 816,949 941,735
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,281,131 3,951,007 3,127,286 2,963,162
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 942,127 3,264,500 615,780 705,004
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,223,094 8,666,629 8,086,803 6,750,809
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $18,428 $15,624 $16,032 $20,417
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 29.6 30.8 27.5 31.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $95,935 $87,369 $78,386 $121,695
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $47,065 $45,178 $35,723 $61,805
Persons in poverty, percent
7.6%
9.3%
14.1%
5.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 10,502 13,934 11,902 9,773
Total employment, 2020 194,483 205,090 144,368 188,791
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 11,072,272 14,248,849 7,183,258 16,648,069
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.9% 0.2% -0.7% -2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 30,769 49,467 46,302 29,016
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,532 11,974 10,865 8,671
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,370 7,754 7,345 5,563
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,461 2,127 1,770 1,383
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,247 2,880 2,393 2,088
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,313 7,927 7,559 5,538
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 420 S 499 329
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,063 10,279 9,533 7,237
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 577.8 5,598.6 2,817.6 1,144.1
Population per square mile, 2010 561.9 5,216.1 2,715.3 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 799.29 102.77 186.01 301.87
Land area in square miles, 2010 798.58 102.86 184.59 301.81
FIPS Code 34005 34039 34031 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., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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