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Ocean County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Ocean County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 607,186 445,349 556,341 124,371 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 607,186 445,349 556,341 124,371 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 576,546 448,730 536,464 127,361 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.3% -0.8% 3.7% -2.3% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 637,229 461,860 575,345 128,947 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 576,567 448,734 536,499 128,349 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
5.1%
6.3%
4.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.2%
20.7%
23.3%
19.1%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.8%
17.4%
14.7%
19.4%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
50.8%
51.1%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.7%
72.9%
67.4%
91.0%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.6%
18.3%
23.8%
2.7%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.3%
0.8%
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.9%
5.4%
5.7%
4.4%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
3.0%
2.2%
1.5%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.5%
8.5%
32.8%
7.0%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.3%
66.6%
39.2%
84.8%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 35,973 27,906 14,080 5,439 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 7.8% 9.7% 30.1% 9.7% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 286,170 180,471 203,054 50,563 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 80.0% 75.4% 58.6% 82.8% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $279,000 $251,200 $367,200 $415,100 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,034 $2,115 $2,726 $2,735 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $772 $913 $1,221 $1,129 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,428 $1,346 $1,290 $1,446 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 3,625 1,749 2,650 319 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 226,160 166,391 190,101 47,175 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.61 2.61 2.88 2.56 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.2% 89.2% 90.4% 91.4% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 12.1% 13.1% 44.0% 11.2% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.2% 93.3% 90.0% 94.1% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.3% 88.8% 83.7% 90.5% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.0% 93.7% 86.4% 95.0% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 30.0% 38.0% 36.0% 52.7% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.4% 7.8% 5.5% 5.0% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.2%
6.0%
12.6%
5.2%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.5% 65.2% 68.2% 66.9% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 54.4% 61.9% 62.1% 63.8% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 801,532 771,418 819,132 206,253 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,185,948 2,710,591 3,370,818 794,379 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,400,022 5,496,624 20,139,410 1,400,241 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,695,378 6,868,632 7,376,336 2,349,986 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,257 $15,218 $13,560 $18,497 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.2 30.0 31.7 35.0 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $70,909 $87,416 $80,198 $115,379 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $36,100 $43,187 $41,603 $57,098 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
9.0%
5.7%
9.1%
4.0%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 13,639 10,501 13,976 3,726 9,878
Total employment, 2019 152,419 189,086 204,662 46,480 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 6,166,870 10,598,649 13,738,725 2,917,042 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.0% 1.6% 0.1% 1.1% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 45,228 30,302 48,345 12,208 28,681
All firms, 2012 44,507 32,404 50,710 13,804 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 26,414 19,316 31,393 8,340 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 13,551 9,473 15,395 3,857 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,152 6,296 20,768 1,418 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 39,088 24,687 28,234 12,013 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,787 3,105 3,401 1,248 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 39,103 27,554 45,572 11,980 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 917.0 561.9 5,216.1 300.0 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 628.78 798.58 102.86 427.82 301.81
FIPS Code 34029 34005 34039 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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