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Gloucester County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Gloucester County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 291,636 140,488 367,430 328,934 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 291,636 140,488 367,430 328,934 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 288,756 148,936 367,485 323,479 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% -5.7% 0.0% 1.7% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 302,294 144,221 387,340 345,361 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 288,288 149,265 366,513 323,444 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
4.6%
5.6%
5.0%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.6%
19.4%
21.2%
21.5%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.3%
18.0%
15.6%
16.2%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
50.3%
51.1%
51.1%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.0%
93.3%
63.3%
68.1%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
11.2%
2.7%
21.5%
10.5%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.3%
0.6%
0.4%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.1%
2.0%
11.9%
18.8%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
1.7%
2.5%
2.1%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.7%
9.2%
18.5%
15.2%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
77.8%
85.1%
48.2%
54.8%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 15,247 7,188 12,035 9,579 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 5.5% 7.6% 22.9% 25.1% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 114,447 62,623 145,125 127,513 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 80.1% 83.1% 63.1% 75.8% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $219,700 $267,500 $291,100 $430,700 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,103 $2,244 $2,315 $2,784 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $886 $965 $1,020 $1,174 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,225 $1,314 $1,266 $1,594 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 709 220 832 1,913 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 104,908 53,322 129,936 118,193 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.73 2.61 2.70 2.75 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.2% 91.8% 85.6% 90.8% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 9.0% 9.5% 30.5% 31.4% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.6% 94.5% 91.5% 94.9% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.0% 89.9% 83.0% 92.2% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.9% 94.9% 88.5% 94.5% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 33.0% 36.1% 42.6% 54.7% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.9% 7.4% 6.5% 4.4% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.7%
5.7%
9.6%
6.6%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.4% 68.2% 64.3% 68.4% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.8% 63.5% 59.2% 62.5% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 406,593 222,300 731,437 739,850 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,298,161 551,185 2,981,025 2,475,712 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,683,585 465,836 2,220,326 4,974,693 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,452,888 1,819,816 5,127,391 5,609,291 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,377 $12,343 $13,922 $17,117 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 30.7 37.8 28.3 32.5 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $87,283 $94,520 $81,057 $113,611 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $39,337 $44,728 $43,086 $55,828 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
7.5%
5.2%
11.9%
5.4%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 6,127 3,152 9,694 9,878 3,726
Total employment, 2019 97,974 32,062 199,859 192,626 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 4,358,854 1,433,338 14,128,509 16,544,280 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.0% 1.4% 1.0% 0.8% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 17,422 11,404 27,402 28,681 12,208
All firms, 2012 18,125 12,238 29,640 32,335 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,561 7,489 17,106 19,101 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,663 3,366 9,492 9,621 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,569 924 8,543 8,766 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 14,835 10,972 19,683 22,289 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,776 1,212 2,223 2,504 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,556 10,439 25,807 28,249 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 895.3 287.6 1,632.2 1,071.7 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 322.01 519.01 224.56 301.81 427.82
FIPS Code 34015 34037 34021 34035 34019
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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