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Ocean County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

Ocean County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
648,998
854,917
953,819
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
648,998
854,917
953,819
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
637,229
863,728
955,732
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.8%
-1.0%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 637,229 863,728 955,732
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 576,567 783,969 905,116
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.2%
6.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
23.7%
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.4%
14.2%
17.8%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.5%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.3%
48.6%
72.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.8%
41.6%
7.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.9%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.0%
6.3%
17.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.5%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.8%
24.3%
22.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.7%
29.8%
53.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 33,551 19,033 26,810
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 7.8% 28.7% 30.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 295,584 336,299 369,209
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 79.7% 44.5% 64.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $298,800 $414,000 $489,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,122 $2,969 $3,176
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $816 $1,378 $1,358
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,538 $1,279 $1,637
Building permits, 2021 3,758 3,417 4,023
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 237,729 307,613 348,674
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.62 2.70 2.70
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 90.4% 89.6% 91.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 12.3% 37.4% 40.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 91.3% 92.5% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 84.9% 84.0% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 92.8% 86.7% 92.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 32.2% 36.7% 51.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 7.1% 8.2% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
12.4%
7.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 58.9% 66.0% 66.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 55.5% 61.7% 60.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,114,823 1,883,319 2,559,826
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,515 8,098,958 10,992,664
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 378,392 8,310,644 3,334,817
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,720,101 9,070,865 19,846,375
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,642 $11,378 $21,284
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 30.6 34.2 32.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $76,644 $67,826 $109,497
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $39,035 $42,028 $55,710
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
15.1%
7.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 13,765 18,974 31,724
Total employment, 2020 153,423 299,108 442,996
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 6,241,693 19,170,086 27,426,353
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.7% 0.1% -0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 47,098 75,412 103,417
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,680 16,516 26,919
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,594 10,308 17,495
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,977 3,059 4,815
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,121 4,106 6,091
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,664 10,415 18,410
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 525 588 1,007
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,142 14,009 23,401
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,014.2 6,850.4 4,105.6
Population per square mile, 2010 917.0 6,211.5 3,884.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 628.29 126.09 232.79
Land area in square miles, 2010 628.78 126.21 233.01
FIPS Code 34029 34013 34003
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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