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Mercer County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Mercer County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 328,934 607,186 124,371 8,882,190
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 328,934 607,186 124,371 8,882,190
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 367,485 323,479 576,546 127,361 8,791,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.0% 1.7% 5.3% -2.3% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 345,361 637,229 128,947 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 323,444 576,567 128,349 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.0%
7.1%
4.3%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
21.5%
24.2%
19.1%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
16.2%
22.8%
19.4%
16.6%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
51.7%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
63.3%
68.1%
92.7%
91.0%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.5%
10.5%
3.6%
2.7%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.4%
0.3%
0.2%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.9%
18.8%
1.9%
4.4%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
2.1%
1.4%
1.5%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
15.2%
9.5%
7.0%
20.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
48.2%
54.8%
84.3%
84.8%
54.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 12,035 9,579 35,973 5,439 321,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 22.9% 25.1% 7.8% 9.7% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 145,125 127,513 286,170 50,563 3,641,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.1% 75.8% 80.0% 82.8% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $291,100 $430,700 $279,000 $415,100 $335,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,315 $2,784 $2,034 $2,735 $2,465
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,020 $1,174 $772 $1,129 $1,052
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,266 $1,594 $1,428 $1,446 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 832 1,913 3,625 319 36,146
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 129,936 118,193 226,160 47,175 3,231,874
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.70 2.75 2.61 2.56 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6% 90.8% 90.2% 91.4% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 30.5% 31.4% 12.1% 11.2% 31.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.5% 94.9% 89.2% 94.1% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.0% 92.2% 82.3% 90.5% 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.5% 94.5% 92.0% 95.0% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 42.6% 54.7% 30.0% 52.7% 39.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 4.4% 7.4% 5.0% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.6%
6.6%
7.2%
5.2%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.3% 68.4% 58.5% 66.9% 65.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.2% 62.5% 54.4% 63.8% 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 731,437 739,850 801,532 206,253 19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,981,025 2,475,712 3,185,948 794,379 60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,220,326 4,974,693 1,400,022 1,400,241 108,854,971
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,127,391 5,609,291 7,695,378 2,349,986 133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,922 $17,117 $13,257 $18,497 $15,079
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.3 32.5 31.2 35.0 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $81,057 $113,611 $70,909 $115,379 $82,545
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,086 $55,828 $36,100 $57,098 $42,745
Persons in poverty, percent
11.9%
5.4%
9.0%
4.0%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,694 9,878 13,639 3,726 233,888
Total employment, 2019 199,859 192,626 152,419 46,480 3,805,357
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 14,128,509 16,544,280 6,166,870 2,917,042 239,861,512
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.0% 0.8% 2.0% 1.1% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 27,402 28,681 45,228 12,208 745,483
All firms, 2012 29,640 32,335 44,507 13,804 792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012 17,106 19,101 26,414 8,340 464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,492 9,621 13,551 3,857 252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,543 8,766 4,152 1,418 237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 19,683 22,289 39,088 12,013 533,808
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,223 2,504 3,787 1,248 57,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 25,807 28,249 39,103 11,980 707,975
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 1,071.7 917.0 300.0 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 301.81 628.78 427.82 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34021 34035 34029 34019 34
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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