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Essex County, New Jersey; Morris County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Essex County, New Jersey
Morris County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975 491,845 92,039 124,371 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975 491,845 92,039 124,371 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 783,891 492,281 97,257 127,361 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% -0.1% -5.4% -2.3% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728 509,285 95,263 128,947 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 492,276 97,265 128,349 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
5.0%
4.4%
4.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
20.8%
17.3%
19.1%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
17.6%
27.3%
19.4%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
50.8%
51.3%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.9%
83.1%
91.8%
91.0%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.9%
3.8%
4.8%
2.7%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.3%
0.4%
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
10.8%
1.0%
4.4%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
1.9%
1.9%
1.5%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.8%
13.9%
8.1%
7.0%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
30.2%
70.5%
85.0%
84.8%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,419 17,739 6,720 5,439 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 27.2% 19.3% 4.7% 9.7% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 319,686 196,201 99,634 50,563 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 44.0% 73.9% 77.6% 82.8% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $386,000 $456,200 $300,500 $415,100 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,858 $2,900 $1,902 $2,735 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,330 $1,188 $790 $1,129 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,178 $1,534 $1,169 $1,446 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 2,705 1,630 675 319 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,908 181,884 40,171 47,175 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.71 2.66 2.25 2.56 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6% 91.7% 88.6% 91.4% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 35.9% 24.4% 8.5% 11.2% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.1% 94.4% 90.9% 94.1% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.5% 91.4% 84.6% 90.5% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.1% 94.5% 92.5% 95.0% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 35.5% 54.1% 32.8% 52.7% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.8% 4.7% 9.6% 5.0% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.0%
5.7%
9.2%
5.2%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.7% 67.9% 57.0% 66.9% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.6% 61.6% 52.7% 63.8% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,378,698 1,235,003 592,998 206,253 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,274,291 4,235,357 443,661 794,379 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,942,038 5,177,971 98,208 1,400,241 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,204,586 9,346,928 1,639,427 2,349,986 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,685 $18,769 $17,023 $18,497 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 34.9 31.5 22.8 35.0 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $61,510 $115,527 $67,074 $115,379 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,722 $58,109 $40,389 $57,098 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
13.8%
5.3%
9.8%
4.0%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 18,913 16,700 3,807 3,726 9,878
Total employment, 2019 298,755 309,210 27,578 46,480 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 19,320,156 26,417,417 1,218,405 2,917,042 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.7% 1.4% 1.6% 1.1% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 73,493 45,781 8,493 12,208 28,681
All firms, 2012 75,564 53,567 10,928 13,804 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 39,994 31,260 6,043 8,340 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 29,092 16,132 3,319 3,857 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 35,331 9,323 675 1,418 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,784 42,107 9,985 12,013 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,543 3,955 881 1,248 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 68,453 47,200 9,437 11,980 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 1,069.8 386.9 300.0 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 460.18 251.43 427.82 301.81
FIPS Code 34013 34027 34009 34019 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., 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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