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Middlesex County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Table

Middlesex County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
860,807
572,114
274,966
9,267,130
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
860,807
572,114
274,966
9,267,130
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
863,162
575,345
274,534
9,288,994
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.3%
-0.6%
0.2%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,162 575,345 274,534 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 809,858 536,499 274,549 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
6.1%
5.2%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.6%
23.4%
20.9%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.9%
14.9%
19.3%
16.9%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
50.7%
51.2%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
58.6%
66.8%
71.1%
71.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.5%
23.8%
17.1%
15.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
25.7%
6.0%
8.0%
10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.3%
2.9%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
22.7%
33.6%
19.9%
21.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
39.9%
38.3%
55.5%
53.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 24,204 14,124 11,470 313,928
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 32.9% 30.1% 16.3% 22.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 317,113 211,074 132,228 3,780,004
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 63.7% 58.9% 66.9% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $351,400 $378,700 $216,600 $343,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,492 $2,751 $1,982 $2,476
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,067 $1,241 $883 $1,062
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,495 $1,335 $1,129 $1,368
Building permits, 2021 3,269 3,207 804 37,094
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 287,971 191,862 101,103 3,272,054
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.77 2.86 2.56 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.3% 90.7% 86.4% 89.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 44.9% 44.2% 27.3% 31.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.5% 91.7% 92.2% 92.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 88.1% 86.7% 85.4% 87.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 89.9% 87.1% 87.8% 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 44.4% 37.1% 28.8% 40.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 5.9% 5.9% 9.5% 6.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.1%
13.2%
8.8%
8.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.1% 68.4% 63.7% 65.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.8% 63.1% 59.7% 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,790,517 1,158,054 3,550,725 23,785,076
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,618,597 3,951,007 2,202,509 74,723,386
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,487,136 3,264,500 321,160 30,902,528
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 14,855,971 8,666,629 4,631,105 149,171,300
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $17,964 $15,624 $17,447 $16,783
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 34.3 31.3 24.9 32.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $91,731 $82,644 $63,680 $85,245
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $40,933 $42,606 $34,175 $44,153
Persons in poverty, percent
7.4%
9.2%
13.8%
10.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 21,651 13,934 6,128 232,761
Total employment, 2020 414,357 205,090 110,573 3,819,722
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 27,479,017 14,248,849 4,455,382 241,029,083
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.5% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 64,680 49,467 18,523 762,163
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,457 11,974 5,333 188,322
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,407 7,754 3,134 123,258
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,619 2,127 1,010 35,466
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,860 2,880 967 42,061
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,835 7,927 3,781 133,485
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S 267 8,138
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 15,981 10,279 4,412 166,931
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,791.4 5,598.6 494.2 1,263.0
Population per square mile, 2010 2,621.6 5,216.1 494.1 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 309.22 102.77 555.51 7,354.76
Land area in square miles, 2010 308.91 102.86 555.70 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34023 34039 34001 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., 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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