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Cape May County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey

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Table

Cape May County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
95,661
129,924
385,898
648,998
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
95,661
129,924
385,898
648,998
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
95,263
128,947
387,340
637,229
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.4%
0.8%
-0.4%
1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 95,263 128,947 387,340 637,229
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 97,265 128,349 366,513 576,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.3%
4.2%
5.4%
7.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.3%
18.8%
21.2%
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
28.2%
20.1%
16.0%
22.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.3%
50.8%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.7%
89.9%
62.3%
92.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.8%
3.3%
21.6%
3.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.2%
0.7%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
4.8%
12.6%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.6%
2.6%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.4%
7.8%
19.4%
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.8%
83.1%
46.7%
83.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 6,732 5,058 12,236 34,308
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 4.4% 10.2% 23.0% 7.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 99,494 51,915 150,657 295,584
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 78.0% 83.9% 63.5% 80.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $306,200 $418,700 $290,100 $286,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,846 $2,787 $2,311 $2,050
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $802 $1,153 $998 $785
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,176 $1,443 $1,311 $1,459
Building permits, 2021 917 688 544 3,758
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 40,670 47,647 131,440 229,454
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.22 2.54 2.67 2.59
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.2% 91.5% 86.4% 90.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 8.2% 12.9% 31.0% 12.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.4% 94.9% 92.4% 90.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.0% 91.9% 84.9% 84.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 93.4% 95.5% 89.6% 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 33.6% 54.0% 43.5% 31.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.1% 5.2% 7.0% 7.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.8%
5.1%
7.7%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.4% 65.4% 63.8% 58.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 52.4% 62.3% 58.8% 54.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 757,023 256,520 912,819 1,114,823
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 467,660 1,005,379 3,364,811 4,219,515
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,129 101,063 511,670 378,392
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,935,515 2,478,717 7,573,863 8,720,101
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,749 $19,818 $20,554 $14,642
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.3 35.1 28.6 31.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $72,385 $117,858 $83,306 $72,679
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $42,987 $58,795 $44,532 $37,041
Persons in poverty, percent
9.6%
4.1%
9.5%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,729 3,709 9,669 13,765
Total employment, 2020 27,000 45,314 202,228 153,423
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,161,362 2,970,315 15,030,875 6,241,693
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.1% -2.5% 1.2% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 8,698 12,288 28,098 47,098
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,450 3,411 8,207 11,680
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,043 2,154 4,988 7,594
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 773 577 1,404 1,977
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 180 302 1,843 1,121
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,042 2,736 5,099 9,664
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 144 151 317 525
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,960 2,857 6,654 10,142
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 378.7 301.4 1,725.8 1,014.2
Population per square mile, 2010 386.9 300.0 1,632.2 917.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 251.52 427.84 224.44 628.29
Land area in square miles, 2010 251.43 427.82 224.56 628.78
FIPS Code 34009 34019 34021 34029
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 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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