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Mercer County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey

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Table

Mercer County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
385,898
648,998
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
385,898
648,998
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
387,340
637,229
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.4%
1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 637,229
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 576,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
7.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.0%
22.4%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
62.3%
92.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.6%
3.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
12.6%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.4%
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.7%
83.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 12,160 33,551
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 23.6% 7.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 150,657 295,584
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 63.0% 79.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $295,400 $298,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,385 $2,122
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,022 $816
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,361 $1,538
Building permits, 2021 544 3,758
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 137,114 237,729
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.68 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 86.1% 90.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 31.2% 12.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 93.3% 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 86.6% 84.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.6% 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 43.6% 32.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 7.1% 7.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.7% 58.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 58.8% 55.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 912,819 1,114,823
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,364,811 4,219,515
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 511,670 378,392
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,573,863 8,720,101
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,554 $14,642
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 27.6 30.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $85,687 $76,644
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $45,879 $39,035
Persons in poverty, percent
9.5%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,669 13,765
Total employment, 2020 202,228 153,423
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 15,030,875 6,241,693
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.2% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 28,098 47,098
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,207 11,680
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,988 7,594
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,404 1,977
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,843 1,121
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,099 9,664
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 317 525
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,654 10,142
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,725.8 1,014.2
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 917.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 224.44 628.29
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 628.78
FIPS Code 34021 34029
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). 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.

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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