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Essex County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey

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Essex County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975 328,934 501,826
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 798,975 328,934 501,826
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 783,891 323,479 501,600
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% 1.7% 0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,728 345,361 524,118
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 783,969 323,444 501,226
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
5.0%
6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
21.5%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
16.2%
15.0%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
51.1%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.9%
68.1%
74.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.9%
10.5%
14.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.4%
1.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
18.8%
5.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.1%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.8%
15.2%
42.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
30.2%
54.8%
40.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,419 9,579 12,569
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 27.2% 25.1% 30.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 319,686 127,513 177,260
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 44.0% 75.8% 52.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $386,000 $430,700 $342,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,858 $2,784 $2,631
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,330 $1,174 $1,219
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,178 $1,594 $1,293
Building permits, 2020 2,705 1,913 1,314
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,908 118,193 165,429
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.71 2.75 2.99
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6% 90.8% 92.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 35.9% 31.4% 48.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.1% 94.9% 87.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.5% 92.2% 81.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.1% 94.5% 83.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 35.5% 54.7% 28.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.8% 4.4% 5.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.0%
6.6%
14.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.7% 68.4% 64.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.6% 62.5% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,378,698 739,850 647,958
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,274,291 2,475,712 2,516,793
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,942,038 4,974,693 5,214,506
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,204,586 5,609,291 7,294,039
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,685 $17,117 $14,504
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 34.9 32.5 28.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $61,510 $113,611 $69,688
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,722 $55,828 $32,064
Persons in poverty, percent
13.8%
5.4%
13.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 18,913 9,878 12,069
Total employment, 2019 298,755 192,626 145,363
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 19,320,156 16,544,280 7,402,564
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.7% 0.8% -0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 73,493 28,681 45,144
All firms, 2012 75,564 32,335 45,724
Men-owned firms, 2012 39,994 19,101 27,089
Women-owned firms, 2012 29,092 9,621 14,529
Minority-owned firms, 2012 35,331 8,766 16,478
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,784 22,289 27,674
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,543 2,504 3,163
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 68,453 28,249 40,516
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 6,211.5 1,071.7 2,715.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 126.21 301.81 184.59
FIPS Code 34013 34035 34031
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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