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Salem County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; United States

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Salem County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 62,385 798,975 140,488 124,371 328,934 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 62,385 798,975 140,488 124,371 328,934 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 66,072 783,891 148,936 127,361 323,479 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -5.6% 1.9% -5.7% -2.3% 1.7% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 64,837 863,728 144,221 128,947 345,361 331,449,281
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 66,083 783,969 149,265 128,349 323,444 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
6.6%
4.6%
4.3%
5.0%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
23.7%
19.4%
19.1%
21.5%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.0%
13.9%
18.0%
19.4%
16.2%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
51.9%
50.3%
50.7%
51.1%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
81.1%
48.9%
93.3%
91.0%
68.1%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
14.8%
41.9%
2.7%
2.7%
10.5%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.8%
0.3%
0.2%
0.4%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
5.9%
2.0%
4.4%
18.8%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Z
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.4%
1.7%
1.5%
2.1%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.8%
23.8%
9.2%
7.0%
15.2%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
73.4%
30.2%
85.1%
84.8%
54.8%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 3,839 18,419 7,188 5,439 9,579 18,230,322
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.8% 27.2% 7.6% 9.7% 25.1% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 27,606 319,686 62,623 50,563 127,513 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 71.1% 44.0% 83.1% 82.8% 75.8% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $184,600 $386,000 $267,500 $415,100 $430,700 $217,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,818 $2,858 $2,244 $2,735 $2,784 $1,595
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $814 $1,330 $965 $1,129 $1,174 $500
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,019 $1,178 $1,314 $1,446 $1,594 $1,062
Building permits, 2020 35 2,705 220 319 1,913 1,471,141
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 23,933 285,908 53,322 47,175 118,193 120,756,048
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.57 2.71 2.61 2.56 2.75 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.8% 89.6% 91.8% 91.4% 90.8% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 7.9% 35.9% 9.5% 11.2% 31.4% 21.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 87.3% 89.1% 94.5% 94.1% 94.9% 90.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.4% 80.5% 89.9% 90.5% 92.2% 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.8% 86.1% 94.9% 95.0% 94.5% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 21.0% 35.5% 36.1% 52.7% 54.7% 32.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.3% 7.8% 7.4% 5.0% 4.4% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.5%
12.0%
5.7%
5.2%
6.6%
10.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.0% 65.7% 68.2% 66.9% 68.4% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.5% 61.6% 63.5% 63.8% 62.5% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 89,248 1,378,698 222,300 206,253 739,850 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 319,868 6,274,291 551,185 794,379 2,475,712 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 5,942,038 465,836 1,400,241 4,974,693 5,696,729,632
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 627,036 9,204,586 1,819,816 2,349,986 5,609,291 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,533 $11,685 $12,343 $18,497 $17,117 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.4 34.9 37.8 35.0 32.5 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $66,842 $61,510 $94,520 $115,379 $113,611 $62,843
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $34,047 $38,722 $44,728 $57,098 $55,828 $34,103
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
13.8%
5.2%
4.0%
5.4%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 1,146 18,913 3,152 3,726 9,878 7,959,103
Total employment, 2019 16,930 298,755 32,062 46,480 192,626 132,989,428
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 936,828 19,320,156 1,433,338 2,917,042 16,544,280 7,428,553,593
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 3.5% 0.7% 1.4% 1.1% 0.8% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,924 73,493 11,404 12,208 28,681 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 3,760 75,564 12,238 13,804 32,335 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,233 39,994 7,489 8,340 19,101 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 951 29,092 3,366 3,857 9,621 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 395 35,331 924 1,418 8,766 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,137 37,784 10,972 12,013 22,289 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 312 4,543 1,212 1,248 2,504 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,107 68,453 10,439 11,980 28,249 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 199.1 6,211.5 287.6 300.0 1,071.7 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 331.90 126.21 519.01 427.82 301.81 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 34033 34013 34037 34019 34035 1
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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