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Essex County, New Jersey; Cumberland County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; Morris County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Essex County, New Jersey
Cumberland County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Morris County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975 149,527 263,670 491,845 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975 149,527 263,670 491,845 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 783,891 156,627 274,525 492,281 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% -4.5% -4.0% -0.1% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728 154,152 274,534 509,285 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 156,898 274,549 492,276 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
6.1%
5.4%
5.0%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
23.7%
21.1%
20.8%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
15.6%
18.6%
17.6%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
49.1%
51.6%
50.8%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.9%
71.7%
71.3%
83.1%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.9%
21.9%
17.1%
3.8%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
1.6%
0.7%
0.3%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
1.4%
8.1%
10.8%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
3.1%
2.7%
1.9%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.8%
31.8%
19.4%
13.9%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
30.2%
45.4%
56.0%
70.5%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,419 6,495 12,325 17,739 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 27.2% 10.0% 16.5% 19.3% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 319,686 56,451 128,930 196,201 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 44.0% 65.2% 67.1% 73.9% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $386,000 $162,500 $217,900 $456,200 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,858 $1,614 $2,013 $2,900 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,330 $740 $906 $1,188 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,178 $1,069 $1,120 $1,534 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 2,705 179 667 1,630 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,908 50,729 99,850 181,884 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.71 2.74 2.61 2.66 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6% 87.1% 86.9% 91.7% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 35.9% 27.8% 27.0% 24.4% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.1% 85.6% 90.6% 94.4% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.5% 78.0% 83.4% 91.4% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.1% 79.4% 87.0% 94.5% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 35.5% 15.6% 28.1% 54.1% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.8% 10.2% 9.3% 4.7% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.0%
12.1%
10.7%
5.7%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.7% 55.5% 64.4% 67.9% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.6% 55.5% 60.8% 61.6% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,378,698 173,701 4,008,546 1,235,003 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,274,291 872,101 1,969,273 4,235,357 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,942,038 2,811,963 285,412 5,177,971 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,204,586 2,049,003 4,292,714 9,346,928 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,685 $12,986 $15,586 $18,769 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 34.9 23.6 24.9 31.5 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $61,510 $54,149 $62,110 $115,527 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,722 $25,694 $33,284 $58,109 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
13.8%
13.8%
11.3%
5.3%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 18,913 2,835 6,187 16,700 3,726
Total employment, 2019 298,755 47,003 110,453 309,210 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 19,320,156 1,930,231 4,638,036 26,417,417 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.7% 3.2% 3.4% 1.4% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 73,493 6,139 17,834 45,781 12,208
All firms, 2012 75,564 8,322 21,211 53,567 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 39,994 5,083 11,850 31,260 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 29,092 2,245 7,026 16,132 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 35,331 2,388 4,969 9,323 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,784 5,504 15,444 42,107 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,543 807 1,425 3,955 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 68,453 7,018 18,637 47,200 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 324.4 494.1 1,069.8 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 483.70 555.70 460.18 427.82
FIPS Code 34013 34011 34001 34027 34019
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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