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Ocean County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey

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Table

Ocean County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
648,998
129,924
854,917
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
648,998
129,924
854,917
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
637,229
128,947
863,728
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.8%
0.8%
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 637,229 128,947 863,728
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 576,567 128,349 783,969
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.2%
4.2%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
18.8%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.4%
20.1%
14.2%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
50.3%
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.3%
89.9%
48.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.8%
3.3%
41.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.2%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.0%
4.8%
6.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
1.6%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.8%
7.8%
24.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.7%
83.1%
29.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 34,308 5,058 18,326
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 7.7% 10.2% 27.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 295,584 51,915 336,299
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 80.3% 83.9% 44.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $286,700 $418,700 $395,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,050 $2,787 $2,875
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $785 $1,153 $1,344
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,459 $1,443 $1,211
Building permits, 2021 3,758 688 3,417
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 229,454 47,647 290,680
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.59 2.54 2.67
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.2% 91.5% 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 12.0% 12.9% 36.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.5% 94.9% 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 84.0% 91.9% 82.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 92.4% 95.5% 86.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 31.4% 54.0% 36.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.2% 5.2% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
5.1%
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.5% 65.4% 65.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 54.8% 62.3% 61.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,114,823 256,520 1,883,319
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,515 1,005,379 8,098,958
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 378,392 101,063 8,310,644
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,720,101 2,478,717 9,070,865
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,642 $19,818 $11,378
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 31.0 35.1 34.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $72,679 $117,858 $63,959
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $37,041 $58,795 $39,695
Persons in poverty, percent
10.5%
4.1%
14.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 13,765 3,709 18,974
Total employment, 2020 153,423 45,314 299,108
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 6,241,693 2,970,315 19,170,086
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.7% -2.5% 0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 47,098 12,288 75,412
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,680 3,411 16,516
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,594 2,154 10,308
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,977 577 3,059
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,121 302 4,106
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,664 2,736 10,415
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 525 151 588
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,142 2,857 14,009
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,014.2 301.4 6,850.4
Population per square mile, 2010 917.0 300.0 6,211.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 628.29 427.84 126.09
Land area in square miles, 2010 628.78 427.82 126.21
FIPS Code 34029 34019 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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 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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