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Essex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Camden County, New Jersey

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Table

Essex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Camden County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2021, (V2021)
854,917
129,924
9,267,961
345,647
523,771
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
9,261,699
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1, 2021, (V2021)
854,917
129,924
9,267,961
345,647
523,771
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
9,289,031
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
863,728
128,947
9,289,031
345,361
523,485
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
-0.3%
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
0.8%
-0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728 128,947 9,288,994 345,361 523,485
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 128,349 8,791,894 323,444 513,657
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
4.2%
5.6%
4.8%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
18.8%
21.8%
21.3%
22.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.2%
20.1%
16.9%
16.7%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
50.3%
50.8%
50.7%
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.6%
89.9%
71.1%
66.4%
68.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.6%
3.3%
15.3%
10.8%
22.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.2%
0.7%
0.4%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
4.8%
10.3%
20.1%
6.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
1.6%
2.4%
2.2%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
24.3%
7.8%
21.5%
15.8%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
29.8%
83.1%
53.5%
52.8%
54.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 19,033 5,105 309,642 9,982 21,984
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 28.7% 10.2% 22.9% 26.5% 11.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 336,299 51,915 3,780,004 133,263 213,486
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 44.5% 83.9% 63.8% 75.5% 65.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $414,000 $431,600 $355,700 $444,700 $211,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,969 $2,895 $2,560 $2,890 $1,989
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,378 $1,222 $1,102 $1,241 $1,007
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,279 $1,492 $1,436 $1,722 $1,169
Building permits, 2021 3,417 688 37,094 1,261 908
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 307,613 48,975 3,397,156 125,363 196,939
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.70 2.54 2.66 2.71 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.6% 90.8% 89.7% 89.8% 88.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 37.4% 12.8% 31.9% 32.7% 20.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.5% 95.7% 93.9% 96.6% 92.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 84.0% 92.9% 89.4% 94.4% 87.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 86.7% 95.7% 90.5% 94.3% 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 36.7% 54.3% 41.5% 56.1% 33.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 8.2% 5.4% 6.6% 4.5% 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.4%
5.1%
8.4%
6.2%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 66.0% 64.9% 65.8% 69.2% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.7% 61.7% 60.8% 63.6% 62.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,883,319 256,520 23,785,076 941,735 913,267
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,098,958 1,005,379 74,723,386 2,963,162 5,497,525
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,310,644 101,063 30,902,528 705,004 1,096,507
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,070,865 2,478,717 149,171,300 6,750,809 6,810,615
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,378 $19,818 $16,783 $20,417 $13,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 34.2 34.5 31.5 31.7 28.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $67,826 $123,373 $89,703 $121,695 $75,485
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $42,028 $61,328 $46,691 $61,805 $38,907
Persons in poverty, percent
15.1%
4.1%
10.2%
5.5%
12.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 18,974 3,709 232,761 9,773 11,443
Total employment, 2020 299,108 45,314 3,819,722 188,791 192,454
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 19,170,086 2,970,315 241,029,083 16,648,069 9,981,880
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.1% -2.5% 0.4% -2.0% 2.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 75,412 12,288 762,163 29,016 34,032
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,516 3,411 188,322 8,671 9,513
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,308 2,154 123,258 5,563 5,993
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,059 577 35,466 1,383 1,690
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,106 302 42,061 2,088 1,727
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,415 2,736 133,485 5,538 6,734
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 588 151 8,138 329 454
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,009 2,857 166,931 7,237 7,938
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 6,850.4 301.4 1,263.0 1,144.1 2,364.9
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 300.0 1,195.5 1,071.7 2,321.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 126.09 427.84 7,354.76 301.87 221.36
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 427.82 7,354.22 301.81 221.26
FIPS Code 34013 34019 34 34035 34007
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.

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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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