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Mercer County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey

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Mercer County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 140,488
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 367,430 140,488
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 367,485 148,936
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.0% -5.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 144,221
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 149,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
19.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
18.0%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
63.3%
93.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.5%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.9%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
9.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
48.2%
85.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 12,035 7,188
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 22.9% 7.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 145,125 62,623
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.1% 83.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $291,100 $267,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,315 $2,244
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,020 $965
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,266 $1,314
Building permits, 2020 832 220
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 129,936 53,322
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.70 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6% 91.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 30.5% 9.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.5% 94.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.0% 89.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.5% 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 42.6% 36.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.6%
5.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.3% 68.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.2% 63.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 731,437 222,300
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,981,025 551,185
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,220,326 465,836
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,127,391 1,819,816
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,922 $12,343
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.3 37.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $81,057 $94,520
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,086 $44,728
Persons in poverty, percent
11.9%
5.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,694 3,152
Total employment, 2019 199,859 32,062
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 14,128,509 1,433,338
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.0% 1.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 27,402 11,404
All firms, 2012 29,640 12,238
Men-owned firms, 2012 17,106 7,489
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,492 3,366
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,543 924
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 19,683 10,972
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,223 1,212
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 25,807 10,439
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 287.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 519.01
FIPS Code 34021 34037
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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