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Essex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; New Jersey; United States

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Essex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975 124,371 328,934 8,882,190 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975 124,371 328,934 8,882,190 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 783,891 127,361 323,479 8,791,978 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% -2.3% 1.7% 1.0% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 128,349 323,444 8,791,894 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
4.3%
5.0%
5.8%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
19.1%
21.5%
21.8%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
19.4%
16.2%
16.6%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
50.7%
51.1%
51.1%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.9%
91.0%
68.1%
71.9%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.9%
2.7%
10.5%
15.1%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.2%
0.4%
0.6%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
4.4%
18.8%
10.0%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
1.5%
2.1%
2.3%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.8%
7.0%
15.2%
20.9%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
30.2%
84.8%
54.8%
54.6%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,419 5,439 9,579 321,991 18,230,322
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 27.2% 9.7% 25.1% 22.4% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 319,686 50,563 127,513 3,641,812 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 44.0% 82.8% 75.8% 63.9% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $386,000 $415,100 $430,700 $335,600 $217,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,858 $2,735 $2,784 $2,465 $1,595
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,330 $1,129 $1,174 $1,052 $500
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,178 $1,446 $1,594 $1,334 $1,062
Building permits, 2019 3,152 684 1,708 36,505 1,386,048
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,908 47,175 118,193 3,231,874 120,756,048
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.71 2.56 2.75 2.69 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6% 91.4% 90.8% 89.8% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 35.9% 11.2% 31.4% 31.3% 21.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.1% 94.1% 94.9% 91.4% 90.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.5% 90.5% 92.2% 85.8% 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.1% 95.0% 94.5% 89.8% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 35.5% 52.7% 54.7% 39.7% 32.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.8% 5.0% 4.4% 6.5% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.6%
4.1%
5.4%
9.2%
9.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.7% 66.9% 68.4% 65.5% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.6% 63.8% 62.5% 60.2% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,378,698 206,253 739,850 19,673,558 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,274,291 794,379 2,475,712 60,375,232 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,942,038 1,400,241 4,974,693 108,854,971 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,657,695 1,030,558 25,544,663 288,467,844 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,204,586 2,349,986 5,609,291 133,665,728 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,685 $18,497 $17,117 $15,079 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 34.9 35.0 32.5 32.2 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $61,510 $115,379 $113,611 $82,545 $62,843
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,722 $57,098 $55,828 $42,745 $34,103
Persons in poverty, percent
13.8%
4.0%
5.4%
9.2%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 18,913 3,726 9,878 233,888 7,959,103
Total employment, 2019 298,755 46,480 192,626 3,805,357 132,989,428
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 19,320,156 2,917,042 16,544,280 239,861,512 7,428,553,593
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.7% 1.1% 0.8% 1.8% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 73,493 12,208 28,681 745,483 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 75,564 13,804 32,335 792,088 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 39,994 8,340 19,101 464,592 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 29,092 3,857 9,621 252,944 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 35,331 1,418 8,766 237,242 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,784 12,013 22,289 533,808 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,543 1,248 2,504 57,996 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 68,453 11,980 28,249 707,975 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 300.0 1,071.7 1,195.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 427.82 301.81 7,354.22 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 34013 34019 34035 34 1
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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