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Middlesex County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Middlesex County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 825,062 556,341 501,826 124,371 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 825,062 556,341 501,826 124,371 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 810,038 536,464 501,600 127,361 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% 3.7% 0.0% -2.3% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,162 575,345 524,118 128,947 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 809,858 536,499 501,226 128,349 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
6.3%
6.7%
4.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
23.3%
23.7%
19.1%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.5%
14.7%
15.0%
19.4%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
51.1%
51.2%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
60.1%
67.4%
74.9%
91.0%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.0%
23.8%
14.9%
2.7%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.8%
1.5%
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
24.9%
5.7%
5.7%
4.4%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.2%
2.8%
1.5%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
22.1%
32.8%
42.9%
7.0%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
41.7%
39.2%
40.3%
84.8%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 24,709 14,080 12,569 5,439 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 32.8% 30.1% 30.6% 9.7% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 303,426 203,054 177,260 50,563 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.5% 58.6% 52.7% 82.8% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $344,100 $367,200 $342,600 $415,100 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,482 $2,726 $2,631 $2,735 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,046 $1,221 $1,219 $1,129 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,469 $1,290 $1,293 $1,446 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 2,757 2,650 1,314 319 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,005 190,101 165,429 47,175 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.79 2.88 2.99 2.56 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6% 90.4% 92.1% 91.4% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.5% 44.0% 48.8% 11.2% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.6% 90.0% 87.7% 94.1% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.4% 83.7% 81.3% 90.5% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.8% 86.4% 83.7% 95.0% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 43.6% 36.0% 28.2% 52.7% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.6% 5.5% 5.3% 5.0% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.1%
12.6%
14.2%
5.2%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.4% 68.2% 64.3% 66.9% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.8% 62.1% 58.2% 63.8% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,387,200 819,132 647,958 206,253 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,084,450 3,370,818 2,516,793 794,379 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,784,943 20,139,410 5,214,506 1,400,241 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,869,778 7,376,336 7,294,039 2,349,986 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,422 $13,560 $14,504 $18,497 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 34.4 31.7 28.3 35.0 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $89,533 $80,198 $69,688 $115,379 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $39,599 $41,603 $32,064 $57,098 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
8.5%
9.1%
13.3%
4.0%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 21,913 13,976 12,069 3,726 9,878
Total employment, 2019 412,429 204,662 145,363 46,480 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 26,712,952 13,738,725 7,402,564 2,917,042 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.7% 0.1% -0.5% 1.1% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 62,950 48,345 45,144 12,208 28,681
All firms, 2012 68,733 50,710 45,724 13,804 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 41,119 31,393 27,089 8,340 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 20,366 15,395 14,529 3,857 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 28,634 20,768 16,478 1,418 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,891 28,234 27,674 12,013 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,092 3,401 3,163 1,248 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 61,658 45,572 40,516 11,980 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,621.6 5,216.1 2,715.3 300.0 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 308.91 102.86 184.59 427.82 301.81
FIPS Code 34023 34039 34031 34019 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.

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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