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Monmouth County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Monmouth County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 618,795 798,975 825,062 328,934 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 618,795 798,975 825,062 328,934 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 630,362 783,891 810,038 323,479 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.8% 1.9% 1.9% 1.7% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 643,615 863,728 863,162 345,361 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 630,380 783,969 809,858 323,444 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
6.6%
5.7%
5.0%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
23.7%
21.7%
21.5%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.2%
13.9%
15.5%
16.2%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.9%
50.6%
51.1%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
84.8%
48.9%
60.1%
68.1%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.5%
41.9%
12.0%
10.5%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.8%
0.7%
0.4%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.6%
5.9%
24.9%
18.8%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
2.4%
2.3%
2.1%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.1%
23.8%
22.1%
15.2%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
75.1%
30.2%
41.7%
54.8%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 24,383 18,419 24,709 9,579 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 13.6% 27.2% 32.8% 25.1% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 262,925 319,686 303,426 127,513 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 73.8% 44.0% 63.5% 75.8% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $421,900 $386,000 $344,100 $430,700 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,698 $2,858 $2,482 $2,784 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,130 $1,330 $1,046 $1,174 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,399 $1,178 $1,469 $1,594 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 2,638 2,705 2,757 1,913 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 235,362 285,908 285,005 118,193 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.61 2.71 2.79 2.75 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.6% 89.6% 90.8% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 17.9% 35.9% 44.5% 31.4% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.0% 89.1% 92.6% 94.9% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.6% 80.5% 86.4% 92.2% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 93.4% 86.1% 89.8% 94.5% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 46.0% 35.5% 43.6% 54.7% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.4% 7.8% 5.6% 4.4% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.1%
12.0%
9.1%
6.6%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.2% 65.7% 64.4% 68.4% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.9% 61.6% 57.8% 62.5% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,318,879 1,378,698 1,387,200 739,850 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,809,461 6,274,291 5,084,450 2,475,712 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,053,144 5,942,038 15,784,943 4,974,693 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,026,097 9,204,586 11,869,778 5,609,291 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,519 $11,685 $14,422 $17,117 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 35.0 34.9 34.4 32.5 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $99,733 $61,510 $89,533 $113,611 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $51,700 $38,722 $39,599 $55,828 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
6.2%
13.8%
8.5%
5.4%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 19,308 18,913 21,913 9,878 3,726
Total employment, 2019 248,962 298,755 412,429 192,626 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 13,224,043 19,320,156 26,712,952 16,544,280 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.1% 0.7% 2.7% 0.8% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 58,473 73,493 62,950 28,681 12,208
All firms, 2012 64,460 75,564 68,733 32,335 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 38,993 39,994 41,119 19,101 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 18,167 29,092 20,366 9,621 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 10,636 35,331 28,634 8,766 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 51,804 37,784 37,891 22,289 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,813 4,543 4,092 2,504 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 57,426 68,453 61,658 28,249 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,344.7 6,211.5 2,621.6 1,071.7 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 468.79 126.21 308.91 301.81 427.82
FIPS Code 34025 34013 34023 34035 34019
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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