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Middlesex County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Middlesex County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 825,062 367,430 92,039 140,488 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 825,062 367,430 92,039 140,488 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 810,038 367,485 97,257 148,936 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% 0.0% -5.4% -5.7% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,162 387,340 95,263 144,221 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 809,858 366,513 97,265 149,265 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
5.6%
4.4%
4.6%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
21.2%
17.3%
19.4%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.5%
15.6%
27.3%
18.0%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
51.1%
51.3%
50.3%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
60.1%
63.3%
91.8%
93.3%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.0%
21.5%
4.8%
2.7%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.6%
0.4%
0.3%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
24.9%
11.9%
1.0%
2.0%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.5%
1.9%
1.7%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
22.1%
18.5%
8.1%
9.2%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
41.7%
48.2%
85.0%
85.1%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 24,709 12,035 6,720 7,188 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 32.8% 22.9% 4.7% 7.6% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 303,426 145,125 99,634 62,623 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.5% 63.1% 77.6% 83.1% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $344,100 $291,100 $300,500 $267,500 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,482 $2,315 $1,902 $2,244 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,046 $1,020 $790 $965 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,469 $1,266 $1,169 $1,314 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 2,757 832 675 220 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,005 129,936 40,171 53,322 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.79 2.70 2.25 2.61 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6% 85.6% 88.6% 91.8% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.5% 30.5% 8.5% 9.5% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.6% 91.5% 90.9% 94.5% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.4% 83.0% 84.6% 89.9% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.8% 88.5% 92.5% 94.9% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 43.6% 42.6% 32.8% 36.1% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.6% 6.5% 9.6% 7.4% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.1%
9.6%
9.2%
5.7%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.4% 64.3% 57.0% 68.2% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.8% 59.2% 52.7% 63.5% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,387,200 731,437 592,998 222,300 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,084,450 2,981,025 443,661 551,185 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,784,943 2,220,326 98,208 465,836 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,869,778 5,127,391 1,639,427 1,819,816 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,422 $13,922 $17,023 $12,343 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 34.4 28.3 22.8 37.8 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $89,533 $81,057 $67,074 $94,520 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $39,599 $43,086 $40,389 $44,728 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
8.5%
11.9%
9.8%
5.2%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 21,913 9,694 3,807 3,152 3,726
Total employment, 2019 412,429 199,859 27,578 32,062 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 26,712,952 14,128,509 1,218,405 1,433,338 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.7% 1.0% 1.6% 1.4% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 62,950 27,402 8,493 11,404 12,208
All firms, 2012 68,733 29,640 10,928 12,238 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 41,119 17,106 6,043 7,489 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 20,366 9,492 3,319 3,366 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 28,634 8,543 675 924 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,891 19,683 9,985 10,972 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,092 2,223 881 1,212 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 61,658 25,807 9,437 10,439 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,621.6 1,632.2 386.9 287.6 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 308.91 224.56 251.43 519.01 427.82
FIPS Code 34023 34021 34009 34037 34019
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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