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Essex County, New Jersey; Monmouth County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Table

Essex County, New Jersey
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
854,917
645,354
129,924
9,267,961
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
9,261,699
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
854,917
645,354
129,924
9,267,961
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
9,289,031
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
863,728
643,615
128,947
9,289,031
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
-0.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
0.3%
0.8%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728 643,615 128,947 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 630,380 128,349 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
4.9%
4.2%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
20.8%
18.8%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.2%
18.7%
20.1%
16.9%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
51.0%
50.3%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.6%
84.7%
89.9%
71.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.6%
7.3%
3.3%
15.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.3%
0.2%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
5.7%
4.8%
10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
1.9%
1.6%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
24.3%
11.4%
7.8%
21.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
29.8%
74.9%
83.1%
53.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 19,033 23,518 5,105 309,642
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 28.7% 13.1% 10.2% 22.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 336,299 269,917 51,915 3,780,004
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 44.5% 75.2% 83.9% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $414,000 $454,000 $431,600 $355,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,969 $2,777 $2,895 $2,560
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,378 $1,186 $1,222 $1,102
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,279 $1,523 $1,492 $1,436
Building permits, 2021 3,417 2,350 688 37,094
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 307,613 245,569 48,975 3,397,156
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.70 2.59 2.54 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.6% 91.0% 90.8% 89.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 37.4% 17.3% 12.8% 31.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.5% 94.9% 95.7% 93.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 84.0% 91.7% 92.9% 89.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 86.7% 94.1% 95.7% 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 36.7% 48.5% 54.3% 41.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 8.2% 6.5% 5.4% 6.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.4%
7.0%
5.1%
8.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 66.0% 66.5% 64.9% 65.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.7% 60.7% 61.7% 60.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,883,319 1,798,734 256,520 23,785,076
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,098,958 6,222,476 1,005,379 74,723,386
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,310,644 824,577 101,063 30,902,528
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,070,865 12,274,645 2,478,717 149,171,300
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,378 $19,730 $19,818 $16,783
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 34.2 34.0 34.5 31.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $67,826 $110,356 $123,373 $89,703
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $42,028 $57,836 $61,328 $46,691
Persons in poverty, percent
15.1%
7.4%
4.1%
10.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 18,974 19,194 3,709 232,761
Total employment, 2020 299,108 249,614 45,314 3,819,722
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 19,170,086 13,456,166 2,970,315 241,029,083
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.1% 0.3% -2.5% 0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 75,412 59,923 12,288 762,163
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,516 16,436 3,411 188,322
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,308 10,628 2,154 123,258
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,059 3,102 577 35,466
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,106 2,497 302 42,061
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,415 12,686 2,736 133,485
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 588 704 151 8,138
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,009 14,456 2,857 166,931
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 6,850.4 1,374.7 301.4 1,263.0
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 1,344.7 300.0 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 126.09 468.18 427.84 7,354.76
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 468.79 427.82 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34013 34025 34019 34
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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