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Middlesex County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Middlesex County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 825,062 798,975 263,670 328,934 8,882,190
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 825,062 798,975 263,670 328,934 8,882,190
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 810,038 783,891 274,525 323,479 8,791,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% 1.9% -4.0% 1.7% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,162 863,728 274,534 345,361 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 809,858 783,969 274,549 323,444 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
6.6%
5.4%
5.0%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
23.7%
21.1%
21.5%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.5%
13.9%
18.6%
16.2%
16.6%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
51.9%
51.6%
51.1%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
60.1%
48.9%
71.3%
68.1%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.0%
41.9%
17.1%
10.5%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.8%
0.7%
0.4%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
24.9%
5.9%
8.1%
18.8%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.4%
2.7%
2.1%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
22.1%
23.8%
19.4%
15.2%
20.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
41.7%
30.2%
56.0%
54.8%
54.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 24,709 18,419 12,325 9,579 321,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 32.8% 27.2% 16.5% 25.1% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 303,426 319,686 128,930 127,513 3,641,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.5% 44.0% 67.1% 75.8% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $344,100 $386,000 $217,900 $430,700 $335,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,482 $2,858 $2,013 $2,784 $2,465
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,046 $1,330 $906 $1,174 $1,052
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,469 $1,178 $1,120 $1,594 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 2,757 2,705 667 1,913 36,146
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,005 285,908 99,850 118,193 3,231,874
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.79 2.71 2.61 2.75 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6% 89.6% 86.9% 90.8% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.5% 35.9% 27.0% 31.4% 31.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.6% 89.1% 90.6% 94.9% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.4% 80.5% 83.4% 92.2% 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.8% 86.1% 87.0% 94.5% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 43.6% 35.5% 28.1% 54.7% 39.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.6% 7.8% 9.3% 4.4% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.1%
12.0%
10.7%
6.6%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.4% 65.7% 64.4% 68.4% 65.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.8% 61.6% 60.8% 62.5% 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,387,200 1,378,698 4,008,546 739,850 19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,084,450 6,274,291 1,969,273 2,475,712 60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,784,943 5,942,038 285,412 4,974,693 108,854,971
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,869,778 9,204,586 4,292,714 5,609,291 133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,422 $11,685 $15,586 $17,117 $15,079
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 34.4 34.9 24.9 32.5 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $89,533 $61,510 $62,110 $113,611 $82,545
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $39,599 $38,722 $33,284 $55,828 $42,745
Persons in poverty, percent
8.5%
13.8%
11.3%
5.4%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 21,913 18,913 6,187 9,878 233,888
Total employment, 2019 412,429 298,755 110,453 192,626 3,805,357
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 26,712,952 19,320,156 4,638,036 16,544,280 239,861,512
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.7% 0.7% 3.4% 0.8% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 62,950 73,493 17,834 28,681 745,483
All firms, 2012 68,733 75,564 21,211 32,335 792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012 41,119 39,994 11,850 19,101 464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 20,366 29,092 7,026 9,621 252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012 28,634 35,331 4,969 8,766 237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,891 37,784 15,444 22,289 533,808
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,092 4,543 1,425 2,504 57,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 61,658 68,453 18,637 28,249 707,975
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,621.6 6,211.5 494.1 1,071.7 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 308.91 126.21 555.70 301.81 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34023 34013 34001 34035 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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