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Middlesex County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Monmouth County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey

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Table

Middlesex County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
860,807
572,114
345,647
645,354
648,998
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
860,807
572,114
345,647
645,354
648,998
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
863,162
575,345
345,361
643,615
637,229
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.3%
-0.6%
0.1%
0.3%
1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,162 575,345 345,361 643,615 637,229
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 809,858 536,499 323,444 630,380 576,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
6.1%
4.8%
4.9%
7.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.6%
23.4%
21.3%
20.8%
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.9%
14.9%
16.7%
18.7%
22.4%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
50.7%
50.7%
51.0%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
58.6%
66.8%
66.4%
84.7%
92.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.5%
23.8%
10.8%
7.3%
3.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.9%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
25.7%
6.0%
20.1%
5.7%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.3%
2.2%
1.9%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
22.7%
33.6%
15.8%
11.4%
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
39.9%
38.3%
52.8%
74.9%
83.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 23,506 13,155 9,982 23,518 33,551
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 33.4% 30.8% 26.5% 13.1% 7.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 317,113 211,074 133,263 269,917 295,584
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 63.9% 58.2% 75.5% 75.2% 79.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $362,900 $393,900 $444,700 $454,000 $298,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,586 $2,852 $2,890 $2,777 $2,122
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,105 $1,302 $1,241 $1,186 $816
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,612 $1,407 $1,722 $1,523 $1,538
Building permits, 2021 3,269 3,207 1,261 2,350 3,758
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 299,455 198,506 125,363 245,569 237,729
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.78 2.84 2.71 2.59 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.0% 90.4% 89.8% 91.0% 90.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 45.6% 45.2% 32.7% 17.3% 12.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 94.6% 93.2% 96.6% 94.9% 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 90.6% 88.7% 94.4% 91.7% 84.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.9% 87.3% 94.3% 94.1% 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 44.8% 37.6% 56.1% 48.5% 32.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 6.0% 5.7% 4.5% 6.5% 7.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.1%
13.2%
6.2%
7.0%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 65.7% 68.6% 69.2% 66.5% 58.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 59.4% 63.5% 63.6% 60.7% 55.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,790,517 1,158,054 941,735 1,798,734 1,114,823
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,618,597 3,951,007 2,963,162 6,222,476 4,219,515
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,487,136 3,264,500 705,004 824,577 378,392
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 14,855,971 8,666,629 6,750,809 12,274,645 8,720,101
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $17,964 $15,624 $20,417 $19,730 $14,642
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 33.6 30.8 31.7 34.0 30.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $96,883 $87,369 $121,695 $110,356 $76,644
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $43,300 $45,178 $61,805 $57,836 $39,035
Persons in poverty, percent
8.0%
9.3%
5.5%
7.4%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 21,651 13,934 9,773 19,194 13,765
Total employment, 2020 414,357 205,090 188,791 249,614 153,423
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 27,479,017 14,248,849 16,648,069 13,456,166 6,241,693
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.5% 0.2% -2.0% 0.3% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 64,680 49,467 29,016 59,923 47,098
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,457 11,974 8,671 16,436 11,680
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,407 7,754 5,563 10,628 7,594
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,619 2,127 1,383 3,102 1,977
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,860 2,880 2,088 2,497 1,121
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,835 7,927 5,538 12,686 9,664
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S 329 704 525
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 15,981 10,279 7,237 14,456 10,142
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,791.4 5,598.6 1,144.1 1,374.7 1,014.2
Population per square mile, 2010 2,621.6 5,216.1 1,071.7 1,344.7 917.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 309.22 102.77 301.87 468.18 628.29
Land area in square miles, 2010 308.91 102.86 301.81 468.79 628.78
FIPS Code 34023 34039 34035 34025 34029
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., 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.

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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