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Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey

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Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 124,371 367,430 445,349 798,975 825,062
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 124,371 367,430 445,349 798,975 825,062
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 127,361 367,485 448,730 783,891 810,038
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.3% 0.0% -0.8% 1.9% 1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 128,947 387,340 461,860 863,728 863,162
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 128,349 366,513 448,734 783,969 809,858
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.3%
5.6%
5.1%
6.6%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.1%
21.2%
20.7%
23.7%
21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.4%
15.6%
17.4%
13.9%
15.5%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.1%
50.8%
51.9%
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.0%
63.3%
72.9%
48.9%
60.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.7%
21.5%
18.3%
41.9%
12.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.6%
0.3%
0.8%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.4%
11.9%
5.4%
5.9%
24.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.5%
3.0%
2.4%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.0%
18.5%
8.5%
23.8%
22.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.8%
48.2%
66.6%
30.2%
41.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 5,439 12,035 27,906 18,419 24,709
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 9.7% 22.9% 9.7% 27.2% 32.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 50,563 145,125 180,471 319,686 303,426
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 82.8% 63.1% 75.4% 44.0% 63.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $415,100 $291,100 $251,200 $386,000 $344,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,735 $2,315 $2,115 $2,858 $2,482
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,129 $1,020 $913 $1,330 $1,046
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,446 $1,266 $1,346 $1,178 $1,469
Building permits, 2020 319 832 1,749 2,705 2,757
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 47,175 129,936 166,391 285,908 285,005
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.56 2.70 2.61 2.71 2.79
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 91.4% 85.6% 89.2% 89.6% 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.2% 30.5% 13.1% 35.9% 44.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.1% 91.5% 93.3% 89.1% 92.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 90.5% 83.0% 88.8% 80.5% 86.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 95.0% 88.5% 93.7% 86.1% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 52.7% 42.6% 38.0% 35.5% 43.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.0% 6.5% 7.8% 7.8% 5.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.2%
9.6%
6.0%
12.0%
9.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.9% 64.3% 65.2% 65.7% 64.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.8% 59.2% 61.9% 61.6% 57.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 206,253 731,437 771,418 1,378,698 1,387,200
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 794,379 2,981,025 2,710,591 6,274,291 5,084,450
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,400,241 2,220,326 5,496,624 5,942,038 15,784,943
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,349,986 5,127,391 6,868,632 9,204,586 11,869,778
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,497 $13,922 $15,218 $11,685 $14,422
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 35.0 28.3 30.0 34.9 34.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $115,379 $81,057 $87,416 $61,510 $89,533
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $57,098 $43,086 $43,187 $38,722 $39,599
Persons in poverty, percent
4.0%
11.9%
5.7%
13.8%
8.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 3,726 9,694 10,501 18,913 21,913
Total employment, 2019 46,480 199,859 189,086 298,755 412,429
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 2,917,042 14,128,509 10,598,649 19,320,156 26,712,952
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.1% 1.0% 1.6% 0.7% 2.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 12,208 27,402 30,302 73,493 62,950
All firms, 2012 13,804 29,640 32,404 75,564 68,733
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,340 17,106 19,316 39,994 41,119
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,857 9,492 9,473 29,092 20,366
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,418 8,543 6,296 35,331 28,634
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 12,013 19,683 24,687 37,784 37,891
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,248 2,223 3,105 4,543 4,092
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 11,980 25,807 27,554 68,453 61,658
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 300.0 1,632.2 561.9 6,211.5 2,621.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 427.82 224.56 798.58 126.21 308.91
FIPS Code 34019 34021 34005 34013 34023
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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