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Ocean County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Ocean County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 607,186 932,202 92,039 140,488 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 607,186 932,202 92,039 140,488 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 576,546 905,107 97,257 148,936 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.3% 3.0% -5.4% -5.7% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 637,229 955,732 95,263 144,221 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 576,567 905,116 97,265 149,265 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
5.3%
4.4%
4.6%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.2%
21.1%
17.3%
19.4%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.8%
17.7%
27.3%
18.0%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
51.4%
51.3%
50.3%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.7%
72.9%
91.8%
93.3%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.6%
7.4%
4.8%
2.7%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.5%
0.4%
0.3%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.9%
17.0%
1.0%
2.0%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
2.2%
1.9%
1.7%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.5%
21.0%
8.1%
9.2%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.3%
55.1%
85.0%
85.1%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 35,973 27,237 6,720 7,188 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 7.8% 30.8% 4.7% 7.6% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 286,170 360,816 99,634 62,623 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 80.0% 64.8% 77.6% 83.1% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $279,000 $469,500 $300,500 $267,500 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,034 $3,061 $1,902 $2,244 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $772 $1,280 $790 $965 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,428 $1,506 $1,169 $1,314 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 3,625 3,380 675 220 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 226,160 339,856 40,171 53,322 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.61 2.71 2.25 2.61 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.2% 91.2% 88.6% 91.8% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 12.1% 40.0% 8.5% 9.5% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.2% 92.9% 90.9% 94.5% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.3% 89.7% 84.6% 89.9% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.0% 92.5% 92.5% 94.9% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 30.0% 49.3% 32.8% 36.1% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.4% 4.2% 9.6% 7.4% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.2%
8.4%
9.2%
5.7%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.5% 66.1% 57.0% 68.2% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 54.4% 59.5% 52.7% 63.5% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 801,532 2,016,749 592,998 222,300 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,185,948 9,302,959 443,661 551,185 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,400,022 12,577,581 98,208 465,836 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,695,378 20,349,156 1,639,427 1,819,816 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,257 $22,145 $17,023 $12,343 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.2 33.1 22.8 37.8 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $70,909 $101,144 $67,074 $94,520 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $36,100 $51,214 $40,389 $44,728 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
9.0%
5.7%
9.8%
5.2%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 13,639 31,826 3,807 3,152 9,878
Total employment, 2019 152,419 446,836 27,578 32,062 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 6,166,870 28,807,283 1,218,405 1,433,338 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.0% 0.1% 1.6% 1.4% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 45,228 101,881 8,493 11,404 28,681
All firms, 2012 44,507 110,267 10,928 12,238 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 26,414 63,895 6,043 7,489 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 13,551 34,576 3,319 3,366 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,152 31,395 675 924 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 39,088 75,344 9,985 10,972 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,787 7,713 881 1,212 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 39,103 98,227 9,437 10,439 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 917.0 3,884.5 386.9 287.6 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 628.78 233.01 251.43 519.01 301.81
FIPS Code 34029 34003 34009 34037 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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