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Table

Middlesex County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
861,418
65,117
146,084
346,875
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
861,418
65,117
146,084
346,875
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
863,183
64,834
144,231
345,356
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-0.2%
0.4%
1.3%
0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,162 64,837 144,221 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 809,858 66,083 149,265 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
5.3%
4.7%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
21.7%
19.2%
20.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.3%
19.4%
19.2%
17.3%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
50.7%
49.6%
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.8%
80.2%
92.2%
65.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.9%
15.2%
3.3%
11.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.7%
0.3%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
26.1%
1.1%
2.3%
20.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.7%
1.8%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.2%
11.2%
11.6%
16.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.9%
71.7%
82.0%
51.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 23,506 3,307 6,881 9,982
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 33.4% 3.8% 7.9% 26.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 317,338 27,736 62,843 133,445
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 63.9% 70.8% 84.2% 75.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $362,900 $187,400 $282,700 $444,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,586 $1,899 $2,284 $2,890
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,105 $847 $989 $1,241
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,612 $1,064 $1,387 $1,722
Building permits, 2022 2,474 96 226 907
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 299,455 24,753 55,401 125,363
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.78 2.55 2.57 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.0% 89.8% 92.0% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 45.6% 8.0% 10.3% 32.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 94.6% 91.2% 95.7% 96.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 90.6% 86.0% 92.5% 94.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.9% 90.5% 95.4% 94.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 44.8% 23.3% 38.1% 56.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 6.0% 11.4% 7.4% 4.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
6.7%
5.7%
5.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 65.7% 60.7% 68.2% 69.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 59.4% 58.4% 64.2% 63.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,790,517 83,812 274,226 941,735
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,618,597 300,510 662,924 2,963,162
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,487,136 116,642 76,344 705,004
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 14,855,971 574,958 1,832,807 6,750,809
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $17,964 $9,134 $12,974 $20,417
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 33.6 26.6 36.9 31.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $96,883 $67,898 $101,645 $121,695
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $43,300 $34,812 $48,744 $61,805
Persons in poverty, percent
8.0%
12.0%
6.1%
5.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 21,897 1,139 3,133 9,727
Total employment, 2021 395,031 16,855 29,788 179,324
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 29,193,608 1,012,402 1,544,718 17,314,893
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -4.7% 2.5% -6.5% -5.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 65,382 2,989 11,340 28,926
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,457 950 3,109 8,671
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,407 609 1,998 5,563
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,619 S 536 1,383
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,860 S 366 2,088
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,835 727 2,493 5,538
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S S 329
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 15,981 719 2,684 7,237
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,791.4 195.4 278.1 1,144.1
Population per square mile, 2010 2,621.6 199.1 287.6 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 309.22 331.86 518.66 301.87
Land area in square miles, 2010 308.91 331.90 519.01 301.81
FIPS Code 34023 34033 34037 34035
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.

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.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 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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