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Cape May County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Cape May County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 92,039 798,975 556,341 124,371 328,934 8,882,190
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 92,039 798,975 556,341 124,371 328,934 8,882,190
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 97,257 783,891 536,464 127,361 323,479 8,791,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -5.4% 1.9% 3.7% -2.3% 1.7% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X X X X X 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 97,265 783,969 536,499 128,349 323,444 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.4%
6.6%
6.3%
4.3%
5.0%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.3%
23.7%
23.3%
19.1%
21.5%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
27.3%
13.9%
14.7%
19.4%
16.2%
16.6%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.9%
51.1%
50.7%
51.1%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.8%
48.9%
67.4%
91.0%
68.1%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.8%
41.9%
23.8%
2.7%
10.5%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.8%
0.8%
0.2%
0.4%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
5.9%
5.7%
4.4%
18.8%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
2.4%
2.2%
1.5%
2.1%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.1%
23.8%
32.8%
7.0%
15.2%
20.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
85.0%
30.2%
39.2%
84.8%
54.8%
54.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 6,720 18,419 14,080 5,439 9,579 321,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.7% 27.2% 30.1% 9.7% 25.1% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 99,634 319,686 203,054 50,563 127,513 3,641,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 77.6% 44.0% 58.6% 82.8% 75.8% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $300,500 $386,000 $367,200 $415,100 $430,700 $335,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,902 $2,858 $2,726 $2,735 $2,784 $2,465
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $790 $1,330 $1,221 $1,129 $1,174 $1,052
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,169 $1,178 $1,290 $1,446 $1,594 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 675 2,705 2,650 319 1,913 36,146
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 40,171 285,908 190,101 47,175 118,193 3,231,874
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.25 2.71 2.88 2.56 2.75 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.6% 89.6% 90.4% 91.4% 90.8% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 8.5% 35.9% 44.0% 11.2% 31.4% 31.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.9% 89.1% 90.0% 94.1% 94.9% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.6% 80.5% 83.7% 90.5% 92.2% 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.5% 86.1% 86.4% 95.0% 94.5% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 32.8% 35.5% 36.0% 52.7% 54.7% 39.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.6% 7.8% 5.5% 5.0% 4.4% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
12.0%
12.6%
5.2%
6.6%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.0% 65.7% 68.2% 66.9% 68.4% 65.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.7% 61.6% 62.1% 63.8% 62.5% 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 592,998 1,378,698 819,132 206,253 739,850 19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 443,661 6,274,291 3,370,818 794,379 2,475,712 60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 98,208 5,942,038 20,139,410 1,400,241 4,974,693 108,854,971
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,639,427 9,204,586 7,376,336 2,349,986 5,609,291 133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,023 $11,685 $13,560 $18,497 $17,117 $15,079
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.8 34.9 31.7 35.0 32.5 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $67,074 $61,510 $80,198 $115,379 $113,611 $82,545
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $40,389 $38,722 $41,603 $57,098 $55,828 $42,745
Persons in poverty, percent
9.8%
13.8%
9.1%
4.0%
5.4%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 3,807 18,913 13,976 3,726 9,878 233,888
Total employment, 2019 27,578 298,755 204,662 46,480 192,626 3,805,357
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 1,218,405 19,320,156 13,738,725 2,917,042 16,544,280 239,861,512
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.6% 0.7% 0.1% 1.1% 0.8% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 8,493 73,493 48,345 12,208 28,681 745,483
All firms, 2012 10,928 75,564 50,710 13,804 32,335 792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,043 39,994 31,393 8,340 19,101 464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,319 29,092 15,395 3,857 9,621 252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012 675 35,331 20,768 1,418 8,766 237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,985 37,784 28,234 12,013 22,289 533,808
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 881 4,543 3,401 1,248 2,504 57,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,437 68,453 45,572 11,980 28,249 707,975
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 386.9 6,211.5 5,216.1 300.0 1,071.7 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 251.43 126.21 102.86 427.82 301.81 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34009 34013 34039 34019 34035 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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