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Middlesex County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey

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Table

Middlesex County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
861,094
347,047
95,405
849,724
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
863,623
348,842
94,610
851,117
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
861,094
347,047
95,405
849,724
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
863,202
345,353
95,262
862,768
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
863,202
345,353
95,262
862,768
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
Z
1.0%
-0.7%
-1.4%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-0.2%
0.5%
0.2%
-1.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,162 345,361 95,263 863,728
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 809,858 323,444 97,265 783,969
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
4.8%
4.2%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
20.8%
17.0%
23.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.3%
17.3%
29.5%
14.4%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
50.6%
51.3%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.8%
65.6%
91.6%
48.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.9%
11.0%
4.8%
41.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.4%
0.4%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
26.1%
20.7%
1.0%
6.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.2%
2.0%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.2%
16.4%
8.6%
24.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.9%
51.5%
84.7%
29.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 22,600 10,043 6,284 17,928
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 34.1% 26.9% 4.7% 29.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 317,338 133,445 99,422 336,552
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 63.8% 75.3% 78.4% 44.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $411,900 $489,500 $372,300 $466,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,775 $3,063 $2,104 $3,148
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,174 $1,323 $895 $1,466
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,739 $1,846 $1,285 $1,404
Building permits, 2022 2,474 907 838 3,470
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 301,967 127,566 43,277 312,942
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.76 2.67 2.16 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 89.4% 90.0% 87.9% 89.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 46.3% 33.7% 9.1% 37.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 95.3% 97.1% 94.9% 93.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 92.1% 95.1% 89.8% 85.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 89.7% 94.0% 93.9% 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 45.1% 57.3% 35.9% 37.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 6.0% 4.7% 10.1% 8.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
5.3%
7.6%
11.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 66.4% 69.3% 55.8% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 60.0% 63.2% 51.8% 61.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,790,517 941,735 757,023 1,883,319
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,618,597 2,963,162 467,660 8,098,958
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,487,136 705,004 23,129 8,310,644
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 14,855,971 6,750,809 1,935,515 9,070,865
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $17,964 $20,417 $20,749 $11,378
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 33.0 31.3 22.4 33.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $105,206 $131,948 $83,870 $73,785
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $47,196 $67,554 $51,344 $45,946
Persons in poverty, percent
8.2%
5.1%
9.6%
15.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 21,897 9,727 3,764 19,179
Total employment, 2021 395,031 179,324 26,195 266,154
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 29,193,608 17,314,893 1,349,802 20,331,478
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -4.7% -5.0% -3.0% -11.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 67,844 30,115 8,600 75,558
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,457 8,671 3,450 16,516
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,407 5,563 2,043 10,308
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,619 1,383 773 3,059
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,860 2,088 180 4,106
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,835 5,538 3,042 10,415
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 329 144 588
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 15,981 7,237 2,960 14,009
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,791.4 1,144.1 378.7 6,850.4
Population per square mile, 2010 2,621.6 1,071.7 386.9 6,211.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 309.22 301.87 251.52 126.09
Land area in square miles, 2010 308.91 301.81 251.43 126.21
FIPS Code 34023 34035 34009 34013
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.

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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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