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Mercer County, New Jersey; Morris County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Mercer County, New Jersey
Morris County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 491,845 140,488 932,202 124,371 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 491,845 140,488 932,202 124,371 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 367,485 492,281 148,936 905,107 127,361 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.0% -0.1% -5.7% 3.0% -2.3% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 509,285 144,221 955,732 128,947 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 492,276 149,265 905,116 128,349 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.0%
4.6%
5.3%
4.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
20.8%
19.4%
21.1%
19.1%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
17.6%
18.0%
17.7%
19.4%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.8%
50.3%
51.4%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
63.3%
83.1%
93.3%
72.9%
91.0%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.5%
3.8%
2.7%
7.4%
2.7%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.3%
0.3%
0.5%
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.9%
10.8%
2.0%
17.0%
4.4%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Z
Z
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
1.9%
1.7%
2.2%
1.5%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
13.9%
9.2%
21.0%
7.0%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
48.2%
70.5%
85.1%
55.1%
84.8%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 12,035 17,739 7,188 27,237 5,439 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 22.9% 19.3% 7.6% 30.8% 9.7% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 145,125 196,201 62,623 360,816 50,563 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.1% 73.9% 83.1% 64.8% 82.8% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $291,100 $456,200 $267,500 $469,500 $415,100 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,315 $2,900 $2,244 $3,061 $2,735 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,020 $1,188 $965 $1,280 $1,129 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,266 $1,534 $1,314 $1,506 $1,446 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 832 1,630 220 3,380 319 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 129,936 181,884 53,322 339,856 47,175 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.70 2.66 2.61 2.71 2.56 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6% 91.7% 91.8% 91.2% 91.4% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 30.5% 24.4% 9.5% 40.0% 11.2% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.5% 94.4% 94.5% 92.9% 94.1% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.0% 91.4% 89.9% 89.7% 90.5% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.5% 94.5% 94.9% 92.5% 95.0% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 42.6% 54.1% 36.1% 49.3% 52.7% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 4.7% 7.4% 4.2% 5.0% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.6%
5.7%
5.7%
8.4%
5.2%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.3% 67.9% 68.2% 66.1% 66.9% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.2% 61.6% 63.5% 59.5% 63.8% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 731,437 1,235,003 222,300 2,016,749 206,253 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,981,025 4,235,357 551,185 9,302,959 794,379 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,220,326 5,177,971 465,836 12,577,581 1,400,241 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,127,391 9,346,928 1,819,816 20,349,156 2,349,986 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,922 $18,769 $12,343 $22,145 $18,497 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.3 31.5 37.8 33.1 35.0 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $81,057 $115,527 $94,520 $101,144 $115,379 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,086 $58,109 $44,728 $51,214 $57,098 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
11.9%
5.3%
5.2%
5.7%
4.0%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,694 16,700 3,152 31,826 3,726 9,878
Total employment, 2019 199,859 309,210 32,062 446,836 46,480 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 14,128,509 26,417,417 1,433,338 28,807,283 2,917,042 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.0% 1.4% 1.4% 0.1% 1.1% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 27,402 45,781 11,404 101,881 12,208 28,681
All firms, 2012 29,640 53,567 12,238 110,267 13,804 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 17,106 31,260 7,489 63,895 8,340 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,492 16,132 3,366 34,576 3,857 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,543 9,323 924 31,395 1,418 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 19,683 42,107 10,972 75,344 12,013 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,223 3,955 1,212 7,713 1,248 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 25,807 47,200 10,439 98,227 11,980 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 1,069.8 287.6 3,884.5 300.0 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 460.18 519.01 233.01 427.82 301.81
FIPS Code 34021 34027 34037 34003 34019 34035
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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