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

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Table

Monmouth County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
645,354
345,647
860,807
854,917
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
645,354
345,647
860,807
854,917
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
643,615
345,361
863,162
863,728
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.3%
0.1%
-0.3%
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 643,615 345,361 863,162 863,728
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 630,380 323,444 809,858 783,969
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
4.8%
5.4%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.8%
21.3%
21.6%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.7%
16.7%
15.9%
14.2%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
50.7%
50.2%
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
84.7%
66.4%
58.6%
48.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.3%
10.8%
12.5%
41.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
0.8%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.7%
20.1%
25.7%
6.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
2.2%
2.3%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.4%
15.8%
22.7%
24.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
74.9%
52.8%
39.9%
29.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 23,518 9,982 23,506 19,033
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 13.1% 26.5% 33.4% 28.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 269,917 133,263 317,113 336,299
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 75.2% 75.5% 63.9% 44.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $454,000 $444,700 $362,900 $414,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,777 $2,890 $2,586 $2,969
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,186 $1,241 $1,105 $1,378
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,523 $1,722 $1,612 $1,279
Building permits, 2021 2,350 1,261 3,269 3,417
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 245,569 125,363 299,455 307,613
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.59 2.71 2.78 2.70
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 91.0% 89.8% 89.0% 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 17.3% 32.7% 45.6% 37.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 94.9% 96.6% 94.6% 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 91.7% 94.4% 90.6% 84.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.1% 94.3% 89.9% 86.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 48.5% 56.1% 44.8% 36.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 6.5% 4.5% 6.0% 8.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.0%
6.2%
8.1%
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 66.5% 69.2% 65.7% 66.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 60.7% 63.6% 59.4% 61.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,798,734 941,735 1,790,517 1,883,319
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,222,476 2,963,162 6,618,597 8,098,958
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 824,577 705,004 4,487,136 8,310,644
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 12,274,645 6,750,809 14,855,971 9,070,865
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $19,730 $20,417 $17,964 $11,378
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 34.0 31.7 33.6 34.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $110,356 $121,695 $96,883 $67,826
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $57,836 $61,805 $43,300 $42,028
Persons in poverty, percent
7.4%
5.5%
8.0%
15.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 19,194 9,773 21,651 18,974
Total employment, 2020 249,614 188,791 414,357 299,108
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 13,456,166 16,648,069 27,479,017 19,170,086
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.3% -2.0% 0.5% 0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 59,923 29,016 64,680 75,412
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,436 8,671 18,457 16,516
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,628 5,563 11,407 10,308
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,102 1,383 3,619 3,059
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,497 2,088 6,860 4,106
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 12,686 5,538 9,835 10,415
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 704 329 S 588
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,456 7,237 15,981 14,009
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,374.7 1,144.1 2,791.4 6,850.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,344.7 1,071.7 2,621.6 6,211.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 468.18 301.87 309.22 126.09
Land area in square miles, 2010 468.79 301.81 308.91 126.21
FIPS Code 34025 34035 34023 34013
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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