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Mercer County, New Jersey; Trenton city, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Mercer County, New Jersey
Trenton city, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
NA
9,290,841
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
NA
9,290,841
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
380,688
89,661
9,260,817
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
NA
NA
9,289,039
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
387,340
90,860
9,289,039
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
NA
Z
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.7%
-1.3%
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 90,871 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 84,913 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
8.0%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
25.9%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
12.2%
17.4%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
52.0%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.3%
24.7%
70.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.8%
45.5%
15.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.5%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
13.0%
1.1%
10.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
8.5%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.4%
38.7%
21.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
45.2%
13.3%
52.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 11,286 2,956 299,078
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 24.6% 26.2% 23.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 150,710 X 3,785,346
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 62.8% 38.3% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $327,600 $111,200 $401,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,519 $1,663 $2,728
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,085 $669 $1,175
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,454 $1,177 $1,577
Building permits, 2022 643 X 36,974
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 139,549 32,165 3,438,162
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.62 2.70 2.64
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 86.9% 87.0% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 32.8% 40.5% 32.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 94.1% 87.2% 94.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 88.5% 76.1% 90.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 89.7% 76.3% 90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 44.2% 15.6% 42.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 7.1% 12.1% 6.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
16.3%
8.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 63.8% 59.1% 65.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 58.9% 54.6% 60.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 912,819 67,417 23,785,076
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,364,811 790,128 74,723,386
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 511,670 34,994 30,902,528
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,573,863 363,221 149,171,300
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,554 $4,346 $16,783
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 27.5 26.2 31.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $92,697 $44,444 $97,126
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $50,053 $27,565 $50,995
Persons in poverty, percent
10.6%
26.2%
9.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 9,706 X 233,950
Total employment, 2021 187,231 X 3,570,543
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 15,180,911 X 256,423,692
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -7.4% X -6.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 27,793 X 762,264
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,207 1,158 188,322
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,988 759 123,258
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,404 156 35,466
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,843 293 42,061
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,099 670 133,485
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 317 42 8,138
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,654 922 166,931
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,725.8 11,989.8 1,263.0
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 11,101.9 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 224.44 7.58 7,354.76
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 7.65 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34021 3474000 34
Value Notes

Methodology differences may exist between data sources, and so estimates from different sources are not comparable.

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., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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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