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Salem County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Table

Salem County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
65,046
854,917
129,924
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
65,046
854,917
129,924
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
64,837
863,728
128,947
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.3%
-1.0%
0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 64,837 863,728 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 66,083 783,969 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
6.3%
4.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
23.7%
18.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.1%
14.2%
20.1%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.5%
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
80.4%
48.6%
89.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.2%
41.6%
3.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.9%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
6.3%
4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
2.5%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.5%
24.3%
7.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.3%
29.8%
83.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 3,307 19,033 5,105
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 3.8% 28.7% 10.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 27,735 336,299 51,915
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 70.8% 44.5% 83.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $187,400 $414,000 $431,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,899 $2,969 $2,895
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $847 $1,378 $1,222
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,064 $1,279 $1,492
Building permits, 2021 88 3,417 688
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 24,753 307,613 48,975
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.55 2.70 2.54
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.8% 89.6% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 8.0% 37.4% 12.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 91.2% 92.5% 95.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 86.0% 84.0% 92.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 90.5% 86.7% 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 23.3% 36.7% 54.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 11.4% 8.2% 5.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.6%
12.4%
5.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 60.7% 66.0% 64.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 58.4% 61.7% 61.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 83,812 1,883,319 256,520
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 300,510 8,098,958 1,005,379
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 116,642 8,310,644 101,063
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 574,958 9,070,865 2,478,717
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $9,134 $11,378 $19,818
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 26.6 34.2 34.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $67,898 $67,826 $123,373
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $34,812 $42,028 $61,328
Persons in poverty, percent
12.2%
14.3%
4.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,135 18,974 3,709
Total employment, 2020 16,450 299,108 45,314
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 950,492 19,170,086 2,970,315
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.8% 0.1% -2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 2,965 75,412 12,288
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 950 16,516 3,411
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 609 10,308 2,154
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 3,059 577
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 4,106 302
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 727 10,415 2,736
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 588 151
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 719 14,009 2,857
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 195.4 6,850.4 301.4
Population per square mile, 2010 199.1 6,211.5 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 331.86 126.09 427.84
Land area in square miles, 2010 331.90 126.21 427.82
FIPS Code 34033 34013 34019
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 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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