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Mercer County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey

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Table

Mercer County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
380,688
861,418
513,936
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
380,688
861,418
513,936
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
387,340
863,183
525,052
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.7%
-0.2%
-2.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 863,162 524,118
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 809,858 501,226
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
5.3%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
21.2%
23.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
16.3%
15.9%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
50.2%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.3%
57.8%
74.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.8%
12.9%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.8%
1.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
13.0%
26.1%
6.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
2.4%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.4%
23.2%
44.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
45.2%
38.9%
38.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 12,160 23,506 11,907
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 23.6% 33.4% 32.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 150,710 317,338 185,507
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 63.0% 63.9% 52.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $295,400 $362,900 $363,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,385 $2,586 $2,724
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,022 $1,105 $1,270
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,361 $1,612 $1,367
Building permits, 2022 643 2,474 1,186
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 137,114 299,455 176,203
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.68 2.78 2.91
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 86.1% 89.0% 91.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 31.2% 45.6% 49.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 93.3% 94.6% 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 86.6% 90.6% 88.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.6% 89.9% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 43.6% 44.8% 29.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 7.1% 6.0% 5.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
7.7%
12.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.7% 65.7% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 58.8% 59.4% 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 912,819 1,790,517 816,949
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,364,811 6,618,597 3,127,286
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 511,670 4,487,136 615,780
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,573,863 14,855,971 8,086,803
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,554 $17,964 $16,032
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 27.6 33.6 27.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $85,687 $96,883 $78,386
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $45,879 $43,300 $35,723
Persons in poverty, percent
10.4%
8.0%
14.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 9,706 21,897 12,000
Total employment, 2021 187,231 395,031 134,066
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 15,180,911 29,193,608 7,831,307
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -7.4% -4.7% -7.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 27,793 65,382 46,108
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,207 18,457 10,865
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,988 11,407 7,345
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,404 3,619 1,770
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,843 6,860 2,393
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,099 9,835 7,559
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 317 S 499
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,654 15,981 9,533
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,725.8 2,791.4 2,817.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 2,621.6 2,715.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 224.44 309.22 186.01
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 308.91 184.59
FIPS Code 34021 34023 34031
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.

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.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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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