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Mercer County, New Jersey; New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey

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Table

Mercer County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
380,688
9,260,817
275,638
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
9,290,841
NA
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
380,688
9,260,817
275,638
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
NA
9,289,039
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
387,340
9,289,039
274,536
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Z
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.7%
-0.3%
0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 9,288,994 274,534
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 8,791,894 274,549
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
5.6%
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
21.5%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
17.4%
19.9%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.3%
70.7%
71.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.8%
15.4%
17.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
13.0%
10.5%
8.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
2.4%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.4%
21.9%
20.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
45.2%
52.9%
55.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 11,286 299,078 12,205
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 24.6% 23.2% 15.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 150,710 3,785,346 132,147
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 62.8% 63.9% 67.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $327,600 $401,400 $254,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,519 $2,728 $2,124
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,085 $1,175 $969
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,454 $1,577 $1,268
Building permits, 2022 643 36,974 762
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 139,549 3,438,162 106,640
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.62 2.64 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 86.9% 89.8% 89.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 32.8% 32.2% 26.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 94.1% 94.5% 94.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 88.5% 90.6% 89.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 89.7% 90.6% 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 44.2% 42.3% 30.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 7.1% 6.8% 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
8.0%
9.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 63.8% 65.9% 63.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 58.9% 60.9% 59.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 912,819 23,785,076 3,550,725
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,364,811 74,723,386 2,202,509
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 511,670 30,902,528 321,160
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,573,863 149,171,300 4,631,105
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,554 $16,783 $17,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 27.5 31.1 25.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $92,697 $97,126 $73,113
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $50,053 $50,995 $39,699
Persons in poverty, percent
10.6%
9.7%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 9,706 233,950 6,145
Total employment, 2021 187,231 3,570,543 97,552
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 15,180,911 256,423,692 4,754,077
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -7.4% -6.5% -11.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 27,793 762,264 18,245
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,207 188,322 5,333
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,988 123,258 3,134
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,404 35,466 1,010
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,843 42,061 967
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,099 133,485 3,781
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 317 8,138 267
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,654 166,931 4,412
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,725.8 1,263.0 494.2
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 1,195.5 494.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 224.44 7,354.76 555.51
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 7,354.22 555.70
FIPS Code 34021 34 34001
Value Notes

Methodology differences may exist between data sources, and so estimates from different sources are not comparable.

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., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 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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