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Cape May County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Cape May County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 92,039 607,186 501,826 556,341 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 92,039 607,186 501,826 556,341 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 97,257 576,546 501,600 536,464 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -5.4% 5.3% 0.0% 3.7% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 95,263 637,229 524,118 575,345 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 97,265 576,567 501,226 536,499 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.4%
7.1%
6.7%
6.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.3%
24.2%
23.7%
23.3%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
27.3%
22.8%
15.0%
14.7%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.7%
51.2%
51.1%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.8%
92.7%
74.9%
67.4%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.8%
3.6%
14.9%
23.8%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.3%
1.5%
0.8%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
1.9%
5.7%
5.7%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
1.4%
2.8%
2.2%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.1%
9.5%
42.9%
32.8%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
85.0%
84.3%
40.3%
39.2%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 6,720 35,973 12,569 14,080 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.7% 7.8% 30.6% 30.1% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 99,634 286,170 177,260 203,054 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 77.6% 80.0% 52.7% 58.6% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $300,500 $279,000 $342,600 $367,200 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,902 $2,034 $2,631 $2,726 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $790 $772 $1,219 $1,221 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,169 $1,428 $1,293 $1,290 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 675 3,625 1,314 2,650 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 40,171 226,160 165,429 190,101 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.25 2.61 2.99 2.88 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.6% 90.2% 92.1% 90.4% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 8.5% 12.1% 48.8% 44.0% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.9% 89.2% 87.7% 90.0% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.6% 82.3% 81.3% 83.7% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.5% 92.0% 83.7% 86.4% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 32.8% 30.0% 28.2% 36.0% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.6% 7.4% 5.3% 5.5% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
7.2%
14.2%
12.6%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.0% 58.5% 64.3% 68.2% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.7% 54.4% 58.2% 62.1% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 592,998 801,532 647,958 819,132 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 443,661 3,185,948 2,516,793 3,370,818 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 98,208 1,400,022 5,214,506 20,139,410 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,639,427 7,695,378 7,294,039 7,376,336 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,023 $13,257 $14,504 $13,560 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.8 31.2 28.3 31.7 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $67,074 $70,909 $69,688 $80,198 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $40,389 $36,100 $32,064 $41,603 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
9.8%
9.0%
13.3%
9.1%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 3,807 13,639 12,069 13,976 9,878
Total employment, 2019 27,578 152,419 145,363 204,662 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 1,218,405 6,166,870 7,402,564 13,738,725 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.6% 2.0% -0.5% 0.1% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 8,493 45,228 45,144 48,345 28,681
All firms, 2012 10,928 44,507 45,724 50,710 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,043 26,414 27,089 31,393 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,319 13,551 14,529 15,395 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 675 4,152 16,478 20,768 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,985 39,088 27,674 28,234 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 881 3,787 3,163 3,401 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,437 39,103 40,516 45,572 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 386.9 917.0 2,715.3 5,216.1 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 251.43 628.78 184.59 102.86 301.81
FIPS Code 34009 34029 34031 34039 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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