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Cape May County, New Jersey; Monmouth County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Cape May County, New Jersey
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 92,039 618,795 798,975 607,186 124,371 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 92,039 618,795 798,975 607,186 124,371 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 97,257 630,362 783,891 576,546 127,361 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -5.4% -1.8% 1.9% 5.3% -2.3% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 95,263 643,615 863,728 637,229 128,947 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 97,265 630,380 783,969 576,567 128,349 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.4%
4.9%
6.6%
7.1%
4.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.3%
20.9%
23.7%
24.2%
19.1%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
27.3%
18.2%
13.9%
22.8%
19.4%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.3%
51.9%
51.7%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.8%
84.8%
48.9%
92.7%
91.0%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.8%
7.5%
41.9%
3.6%
2.7%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.3%
0.8%
0.3%
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
5.6%
5.9%
1.9%
4.4%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
1.8%
2.4%
1.4%
1.5%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.1%
11.1%
23.8%
9.5%
7.0%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
85.0%
75.1%
30.2%
84.3%
84.8%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 6,720 24,383 18,419 35,973 5,439 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.7% 13.6% 27.2% 7.8% 9.7% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 99,634 262,925 319,686 286,170 50,563 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 77.6% 73.8% 44.0% 80.0% 82.8% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $300,500 $421,900 $386,000 $279,000 $415,100 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,902 $2,698 $2,858 $2,034 $2,735 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $790 $1,130 $1,330 $772 $1,129 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,169 $1,399 $1,178 $1,428 $1,446 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 675 2,638 2,705 3,625 319 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 40,171 235,362 285,908 226,160 47,175 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.25 2.61 2.71 2.61 2.56 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.6% 90.8% 89.6% 90.2% 91.4% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 8.5% 17.9% 35.9% 12.1% 11.2% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.9% 93.0% 89.1% 89.2% 94.1% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.6% 88.6% 80.5% 82.3% 90.5% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.5% 93.4% 86.1% 92.0% 95.0% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 32.8% 46.0% 35.5% 30.0% 52.7% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.6% 6.4% 7.8% 7.4% 5.0% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
7.1%
12.0%
7.2%
5.2%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.0% 66.2% 65.7% 58.5% 66.9% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.7% 59.9% 61.6% 54.4% 63.8% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 592,998 1,318,879 1,378,698 801,532 206,253 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 443,661 4,809,461 6,274,291 3,185,948 794,379 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 98,208 3,053,144 5,942,038 1,400,022 1,400,241 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,639,427 11,026,097 9,204,586 7,695,378 2,349,986 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,023 $17,519 $11,685 $13,257 $18,497 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.8 35.0 34.9 31.2 35.0 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $67,074 $99,733 $61,510 $70,909 $115,379 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $40,389 $51,700 $38,722 $36,100 $57,098 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
9.8%
6.2%
13.8%
9.0%
4.0%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 3,807 19,308 18,913 13,639 3,726 9,878
Total employment, 2019 27,578 248,962 298,755 152,419 46,480 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 1,218,405 13,224,043 19,320,156 6,166,870 2,917,042 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.6% 2.1% 0.7% 2.0% 1.1% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 8,493 58,473 73,493 45,228 12,208 28,681
All firms, 2012 10,928 64,460 75,564 44,507 13,804 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,043 38,993 39,994 26,414 8,340 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,319 18,167 29,092 13,551 3,857 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 675 10,636 35,331 4,152 1,418 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,985 51,804 37,784 39,088 12,013 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 881 4,813 4,543 3,787 1,248 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,437 57,426 68,453 39,103 11,980 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 386.9 1,344.7 6,211.5 917.0 300.0 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 251.43 468.79 126.21 628.78 427.82 301.81
FIPS Code 34009 34025 34013 34029 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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