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Salem County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Salem County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 62,385 825,062 445,349 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 62,385 825,062 445,349 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 66,072 810,038 448,730 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -5.6% 1.9% -0.8% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 64,837 863,162 461,860 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 66,083 809,858 448,734 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.7%
5.1%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
21.7%
20.7%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.0%
15.5%
17.4%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
50.6%
50.8%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
81.1%
60.1%
72.9%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
14.8%
12.0%
18.3%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.7%
0.3%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
24.9%
5.4%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.3%
3.0%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.8%
22.1%
8.5%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
73.4%
41.7%
66.6%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 3,839 24,709 27,906 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.8% 32.8% 9.7% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 27,606 303,426 180,471 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 71.1% 63.5% 75.4% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $184,600 $344,100 $251,200 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,818 $2,482 $2,115 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $814 $1,046 $913 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,019 $1,469 $1,346 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 35 2,757 1,749 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 23,933 285,005 166,391 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.57 2.79 2.61 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.8% 89.6% 89.2% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 7.9% 44.5% 13.1% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 87.3% 92.6% 93.3% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.4% 86.4% 88.8% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.8% 89.8% 93.7% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 21.0% 43.6% 38.0% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.3% 5.6% 7.8% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.5%
9.1%
6.0%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.0% 64.4% 65.2% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.5% 57.8% 61.9% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 89,248 1,387,200 771,418 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 319,868 5,084,450 2,710,591 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 15,784,943 5,496,624 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 627,036 11,869,778 6,868,632 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,533 $14,422 $15,218 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.4 34.4 30.0 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $66,842 $89,533 $87,416 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $34,047 $39,599 $43,187 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
8.5%
5.7%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 1,146 21,913 10,501 9,878
Total employment, 2019 16,930 412,429 189,086 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 936,828 26,712,952 10,598,649 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 3.5% 2.7% 1.6% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,924 62,950 30,302 28,681
All firms, 2012 3,760 68,733 32,404 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,233 41,119 19,316 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 951 20,366 9,473 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 395 28,634 6,296 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,137 37,891 24,687 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 312 4,092 3,105 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,107 61,658 27,554 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 199.1 2,621.6 561.9 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 331.90 308.91 798.58 301.81
FIPS Code 34033 34023 34005 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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