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Essex County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Table

Essex County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
854,917
464,269
95,661
345,647
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
854,917
464,269
95,661
345,647
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
863,728
461,860
95,263
345,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
0.5%
0.4%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728 461,860 95,263 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 448,734 97,265 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
5.0%
4.3%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
20.6%
17.3%
21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.2%
17.7%
28.2%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
50.5%
51.1%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.6%
71.9%
91.7%
66.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.6%
18.7%
4.8%
10.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.4%
0.5%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
5.8%
1.0%
20.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
3.2%
2.0%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
24.3%
9.2%
8.4%
15.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
29.8%
65.1%
84.8%
52.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 18,326 26,615 6,732 9,859
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 27.7% 10.2% 4.4% 25.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 336,299 186,144 99,494 133,263
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 44.4% 75.1% 78.0% 75.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $395,900 $259,600 $306,200 $436,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,875 $2,137 $1,846 $2,795
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,344 $922 $802 $1,194
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,211 $1,388 $1,176 $1,636
Building permits, 2021 3,417 2,119 917 1,261
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 290,680 168,195 40,670 119,721
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.67 2.58 2.22 2.72
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.6% 88.5% 88.2% 90.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 36.5% 13.6% 8.2% 31.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.1% 94.3% 93.4% 95.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 82.5% 90.8% 87.0% 93.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 86.7% 93.7% 93.4% 94.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 36.3% 38.5% 33.6% 55.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.8% 7.8% 10.1% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.4%
5.5%
8.8%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.6% 65.0% 56.4% 68.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.5% 61.9% 52.4% 63.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,883,319 902,336 757,023 941,735
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,098,958 3,281,131 467,660 2,963,162
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,310,644 942,127 23,129 705,004
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,070,865 8,223,094 1,935,515 6,750,809
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,378 $18,428 $20,749 $20,417
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 34.8 30.0 22.3 32.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $63,959 $90,329 $72,385 $116,510
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $39,695 $44,735 $42,987 $58,021
Persons in poverty, percent
14.3%
6.0%
9.6%
4.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 18,974 10,502 3,729 9,773
Total employment, 2020 299,108 194,483 27,000 188,791
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 19,170,086 11,072,272 1,161,362 16,648,069
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.1% 2.9% -2.1% -2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 75,412 30,769 8,698 29,016
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,516 8,532 3,450 8,671
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,308 5,370 2,043 5,563
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,059 1,461 773 1,383
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,106 1,247 180 2,088
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,415 6,313 3,042 5,538
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 588 420 144 329
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,009 7,063 2,960 7,237
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 6,850.4 577.8 378.7 1,144.1
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 561.9 386.9 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 126.09 799.29 251.52 301.87
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 798.58 251.43 301.81
FIPS Code 34013 34005 34009 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., 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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