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Mercer County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Mercer County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 263,670 607,186 328,934 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 263,670 607,186 328,934 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 367,485 274,525 576,546 323,479 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.0% -4.0% 5.3% 1.7% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 274,534 637,229 345,361 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 274,549 576,567 323,444 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.4%
7.1%
5.0%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
21.1%
24.2%
21.5%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
18.6%
22.8%
16.2%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.6%
51.7%
51.1%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
63.3%
71.3%
92.7%
68.1%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.5%
17.1%
3.6%
10.5%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.7%
0.3%
0.4%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.9%
8.1%
1.9%
18.8%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
2.7%
1.4%
2.1%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
19.4%
9.5%
15.2%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
48.2%
56.0%
84.3%
54.8%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 12,035 12,325 35,973 9,579 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 22.9% 16.5% 7.8% 25.1% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 145,125 128,930 286,170 127,513 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.1% 67.1% 80.0% 75.8% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $291,100 $217,900 $279,000 $430,700 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,315 $2,013 $2,034 $2,784 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,020 $906 $772 $1,174 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,266 $1,120 $1,428 $1,594 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 832 667 3,625 1,913 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 129,936 99,850 226,160 118,193 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.70 2.61 2.61 2.75 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6% 86.9% 90.2% 90.8% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 30.5% 27.0% 12.1% 31.4% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.5% 90.6% 89.2% 94.9% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.0% 83.4% 82.3% 92.2% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.5% 87.0% 92.0% 94.5% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 42.6% 28.1% 30.0% 54.7% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 9.3% 7.4% 4.4% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.6%
10.7%
7.2%
6.6%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.3% 64.4% 58.5% 68.4% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.2% 60.8% 54.4% 62.5% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 731,437 4,008,546 801,532 739,850 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,981,025 1,969,273 3,185,948 2,475,712 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,220,326 285,412 1,400,022 4,974,693 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,127,391 4,292,714 7,695,378 5,609,291 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,922 $15,586 $13,257 $17,117 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.3 24.9 31.2 32.5 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $81,057 $62,110 $70,909 $113,611 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,086 $33,284 $36,100 $55,828 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
11.9%
11.3%
9.0%
5.4%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,694 6,187 13,639 9,878 3,726
Total employment, 2019 199,859 110,453 152,419 192,626 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 14,128,509 4,638,036 6,166,870 16,544,280 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.0% 3.4% 2.0% 0.8% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 27,402 17,834 45,228 28,681 12,208
All firms, 2012 29,640 21,211 44,507 32,335 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 17,106 11,850 26,414 19,101 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,492 7,026 13,551 9,621 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,543 4,969 4,152 8,766 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 19,683 15,444 39,088 22,289 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,223 1,425 3,787 2,504 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 25,807 18,637 39,103 28,249 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 494.1 917.0 1,071.7 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 555.70 628.78 301.81 427.82
FIPS Code 34021 34001 34029 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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