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Mercer County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey

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Table

Mercer County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
385,898
572,114
274,966
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
385,898
572,114
274,966
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
387,340
575,345
274,534
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.4%
-0.6%
0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 387,340 575,345 274,534
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 366,513 536,499 274,549
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
6.1%
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
23.4%
20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.0%
14.9%
19.3%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
50.7%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
62.3%
66.8%
71.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.6%
23.8%
17.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.9%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
12.6%
6.0%
8.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
2.3%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.4%
33.6%
19.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.7%
38.3%
55.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 12,236 14,124 11,470
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 23.0% 30.1% 16.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 150,657 211,074 132,228
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 63.5% 58.9% 66.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $290,100 $378,700 $216,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,311 $2,751 $1,982
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $998 $1,241 $883
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,311 $1,335 $1,129
Building permits, 2021 544 3,207 804
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 131,440 191,862 101,103
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.67 2.86 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.4% 90.7% 86.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.0% 44.2% 27.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.4% 91.7% 92.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 84.9% 86.7% 85.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 89.6% 87.1% 87.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 43.5% 37.1% 28.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.0% 5.9% 9.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
13.2%
8.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.8% 68.4% 63.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.8% 63.1% 59.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 912,819 1,158,054 3,550,725
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,364,811 3,951,007 2,202,509
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 511,670 3,264,500 321,160
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,573,863 8,666,629 4,631,105
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,554 $15,624 $17,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 28.6 31.3 24.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $83,306 $82,644 $63,680
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,532 $42,606 $34,175
Persons in poverty, percent
9.5%
9.2%
13.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,669 13,934 6,128
Total employment, 2020 202,228 205,090 110,573
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 15,030,875 14,248,849 4,455,382
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.2% 0.2% 0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 28,098 49,467 18,523
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,207 11,974 5,333
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,988 7,754 3,134
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,404 2,127 1,010
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,843 2,880 967
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,099 7,927 3,781
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 317 S 267
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,654 10,279 4,412
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,725.8 5,598.6 494.2
Population per square mile, 2010 1,632.2 5,216.1 494.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 224.44 102.77 555.51
Land area in square miles, 2010 224.56 102.86 555.70
FIPS Code 34021 34039 34001
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 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 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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