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Gloucester County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey

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Table

Gloucester County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
304,477
345,647
854,917
145,543
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
304,477
345,647
854,917
145,543
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
302,294
345,361
863,728
144,221
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.7%
0.1%
-1.0%
0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 302,294 345,361 863,728 144,221
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 288,288 323,444 783,969 149,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
4.8%
6.3%
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
21.3%
23.7%
19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
16.7%
14.2%
18.7%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.7%
51.5%
49.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.2%
66.4%
48.6%
92.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
11.8%
10.8%
41.6%
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
0.9%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.2%
20.1%
6.3%
2.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.2%
2.5%
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.4%
15.8%
24.3%
10.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
76.5%
52.8%
29.8%
83.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 15,467 9,982 19,033 6,881
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 5.5% 26.5% 28.7% 7.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 117,752 133,263 336,299 62,857
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 80.4% 75.5% 44.5% 84.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $232,800 $444,700 $414,000 $282,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,148 $2,890 $2,969 $2,284
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $946 $1,241 $1,378 $989
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,301 $1,722 $1,279 $1,387
Building permits, 2021 675 1,261 3,417 164
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 109,290 125,363 307,613 55,401
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.71 2.71 2.70 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.9% 89.8% 89.6% 92.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 9.2% 32.7% 37.4% 10.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 94.8% 96.6% 92.5% 95.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 90.7% 94.4% 84.0% 92.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 93.7% 94.3% 86.7% 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 34.5% 56.1% 36.7% 38.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 8.3% 4.5% 8.2% 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.7%
6.2%
12.4%
5.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 66.9% 69.2% 66.0% 68.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 62.4% 63.6% 61.7% 64.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 562,212 941,735 1,883,319 274,226
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,682,365 2,963,162 8,098,958 662,924
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 629,439 705,004 8,310,644 76,344
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,813,242 6,750,809 9,070,865 1,832,807
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,535 $20,417 $11,378 $12,974
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 30.0 31.7 34.2 36.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $93,208 $121,695 $67,826 $101,645
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $42,742 $61,805 $42,028 $48,744
Persons in poverty, percent
7.0%
4.8%
14.3%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 6,155 9,773 18,974 3,093
Total employment, 2020 104,007 188,791 299,108 31,867
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 4,499,033 16,648,069 19,170,086 1,416,883
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 6.2% -2.0% 0.1% -0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 17,578 29,016 75,412 11,486
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,929 8,671 16,516 3,109
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,001 5,563 10,308 1,998
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 919 1,383 3,059 536
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 546 2,088 4,106 366
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,824 5,538 10,415 2,493
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 273 329 588 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,064 7,237 14,009 2,684
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 938.8 1,144.1 6,850.4 278.1
Population per square mile, 2010 895.3 1,071.7 6,211.5 287.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 322.00 301.87 126.09 518.66
Land area in square miles, 2010 322.01 301.81 126.21 519.01
FIPS Code 34015 34035 34013 34037
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). 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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