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Mercer County, New Jersey; Gloucester County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Mercer County, New Jersey
Gloucester County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 291,636 263,670 62,385 328,934 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 291,636 263,670 62,385 328,934 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 367,485 288,756 274,525 66,072 323,479 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.0% 1.0% -4.0% -5.6% 1.7% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 302,294 274,534 64,837 345,361 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 288,288 274,549 66,083 323,444 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.2%
5.4%
5.6%
5.0%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
21.6%
21.1%
21.4%
21.5%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
16.3%
18.6%
19.0%
16.2%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.4%
51.6%
51.0%
51.1%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
63.3%
83.0%
71.3%
81.1%
68.1%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.5%
11.2%
17.1%
14.8%
10.5%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.3%
0.7%
0.6%
0.4%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.9%
3.1%
8.1%
1.1%
18.8%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
2.3%
2.7%
2.4%
2.1%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
6.7%
19.4%
9.8%
15.2%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
48.2%
77.8%
56.0%
73.4%
54.8%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 12,035 15,247 12,325 3,839 9,579 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 22.9% 5.5% 16.5% 3.8% 25.1% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 145,125 114,447 128,930 27,606 127,513 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.1% 80.1% 67.1% 71.1% 75.8% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $291,100 $219,700 $217,900 $184,600 $430,700 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,315 $2,103 $2,013 $1,818 $2,784 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,020 $886 $906 $814 $1,174 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,266 $1,225 $1,120 $1,019 $1,594 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 832 709 667 35 1,913 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 129,936 104,908 99,850 23,933 118,193 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.70 2.73 2.61 2.57 2.75 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6% 90.2% 86.9% 89.8% 90.8% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 30.5% 9.0% 27.0% 7.9% 31.4% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.5% 92.6% 90.6% 87.3% 94.9% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.0% 88.0% 83.4% 80.4% 92.2% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.5% 92.9% 87.0% 88.8% 94.5% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 42.6% 33.0% 28.1% 21.0% 54.7% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 8.9% 9.3% 10.3% 4.4% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.6%
5.7%
10.7%
8.5%
6.6%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.3% 67.4% 64.4% 61.0% 68.4% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.2% 62.8% 60.8% 57.5% 62.5% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 731,437 406,593 4,008,546 89,248 739,850 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,981,025 1,298,161 1,969,273 319,868 2,475,712 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,220,326 12,683,585 285,412 D 4,974,693 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,127,391 4,452,888 4,292,714 627,036 5,609,291 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,922 $15,377 $15,586 $9,533 $17,117 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.3 30.7 24.9 26.4 32.5 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $81,057 $87,283 $62,110 $66,842 $113,611 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,086 $39,337 $33,284 $34,047 $55,828 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
11.9%
7.5%
11.3%
11.4%
5.4%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,694 6,127 6,187 1,146 9,878 3,726
Total employment, 2019 199,859 97,974 110,453 16,930 192,626 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 14,128,509 4,358,854 4,638,036 936,828 16,544,280 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.0% 1.0% 3.4% 3.5% 0.8% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 27,402 17,422 17,834 2,924 28,681 12,208
All firms, 2012 29,640 18,125 21,211 3,760 32,335 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 17,106 10,561 11,850 2,233 19,101 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,492 5,663 7,026 951 9,621 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,543 2,569 4,969 395 8,766 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 19,683 14,835 15,444 3,137 22,289 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,223 1,776 1,425 312 2,504 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 25,807 15,556 18,637 3,107 28,249 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 895.3 494.1 199.1 1,071.7 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 322.01 555.70 331.90 301.81 427.82
FIPS Code 34021 34015 34001 34033 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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