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Mercer County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Camden County, New Jersey

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Table

Mercer County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Camden County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
385,898
518,117
65,046
523,771
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
385,898
518,117
65,046
523,771
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
387,340
524,118
64,837
523,485
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.4%
-1.1%
0.3%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 524,118 64,837 523,485
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 501,226 66,083 513,657
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
6.3%
5.3%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
23.7%
21.8%
22.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.0%
15.3%
19.1%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
50.8%
50.7%
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
62.3%
74.5%
80.4%
68.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.6%
14.9%
15.2%
22.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
1.7%
0.6%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
12.6%
5.9%
1.1%
6.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
2.7%
2.6%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.4%
43.7%
10.5%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.7%
39.5%
72.3%
54.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 12,160 11,907 3,307 21,984
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 23.6% 32.1% 3.8% 11.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 150,657 185,497 27,735 213,486
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 63.0% 52.2% 70.8% 65.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $295,400 $363,700 $187,400 $211,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,385 $2,724 $1,899 $1,989
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,022 $1,270 $847 $1,007
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,361 $1,367 $1,064 $1,169
Building permits, 2021 544 1,144 88 908
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 137,114 176,203 24,753 196,939
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.68 2.91 2.55 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 86.1% 91.1% 89.8% 88.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 31.2% 49.8% 8.0% 20.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 93.3% 92.5% 91.2% 92.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 86.6% 88.3% 86.0% 87.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.6% 85.0% 90.5% 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 43.6% 29.8% 23.3% 33.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 7.1% 5.3% 11.4% 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
14.4%
7.6%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.7% 66.2% 60.7% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 58.8% 60.5% 58.4% 62.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 912,819 816,949 83,812 913,267
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,364,811 3,127,286 300,510 5,497,525
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 511,670 615,780 116,642 1,096,507
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,573,863 8,086,803 574,958 6,810,615
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,554 $16,032 $9,134 $13,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 27.6 27.5 26.6 28.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $85,687 $78,386 $67,898 $75,485
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $45,879 $35,723 $34,812 $38,907
Persons in poverty, percent
10.4%
14.1%
12.0%
12.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,669 11,902 1,135 11,443
Total employment, 2020 202,228 144,368 16,450 192,454
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 15,030,875 7,183,258 950,492 9,981,880
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.2% -0.7% -2.8% 2.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 28,098 46,302 2,965 34,032
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,207 10,865 950 9,513
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,988 7,345 609 5,993
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,404 1,770 S 1,690
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,843 2,393 S 1,727
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,099 7,559 727 6,734
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 317 499 S 454
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,654 9,533 719 7,938
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,725.8 2,817.6 195.4 2,364.9
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 2,715.3 199.1 2,321.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 224.44 186.01 331.86 221.36
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 184.59 331.90 221.26
FIPS Code 34021 34031 34033 34007
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., 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.

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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