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Essex County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey

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Table

Essex County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
854,917
953,819
648,998
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
854,917
953,819
648,998
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
863,728
955,732
637,229
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
-0.2%
1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728 955,732 637,229
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 905,116 576,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
5.0%
7.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
21.0%
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.2%
17.8%
22.4%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
51.0%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.6%
72.0%
92.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.6%
7.6%
3.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.6%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
17.4%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
2.3%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
24.3%
22.0%
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
29.8%
53.6%
83.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 19,033 26,810 33,551
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 28.7% 30.9% 7.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 336,299 369,209 295,584
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 44.5% 64.9% 79.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $414,000 $489,600 $298,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,969 $3,176 $2,122
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,378 $1,358 $816
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,279 $1,637 $1,538
Building permits, 2021 3,417 4,023 3,758
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 307,613 348,674 237,729
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.70 2.70 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.6% 91.2% 90.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 37.4% 40.6% 12.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.5% 94.9% 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 84.0% 92.2% 84.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 86.7% 92.9% 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 36.7% 51.2% 32.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 8.2% 4.4% 7.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.4%
7.0%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 66.0% 66.8% 58.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.7% 60.9% 55.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,883,319 2,559,826 1,114,823
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,098,958 10,992,664 4,219,515
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,310,644 3,334,817 378,392
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,070,865 19,846,375 8,720,101
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,378 $21,284 $14,642
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 34.2 32.4 30.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $67,826 $109,497 $76,644
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $42,028 $55,710 $39,035
Persons in poverty, percent
15.1%
7.5%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 18,974 31,724 13,765
Total employment, 2020 299,108 442,996 153,423
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 19,170,086 27,426,353 6,241,693
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.1% -0.9% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 75,412 103,417 47,098
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,516 26,919 11,680
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,308 17,495 7,594
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,059 4,815 1,977
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,106 6,091 1,121
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,415 18,410 9,664
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 588 1,007 525
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,009 23,401 10,142
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 6,850.4 4,105.6 1,014.2
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 3,884.5 917.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 126.09 232.79 628.29
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 233.01 628.78
FIPS Code 34013 34003 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., 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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