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Somerset County, New Jersey; New Jersey; United States; Union County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey
United States
Union County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 8,882,190 328,239,523 556,341 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 8,882,190 328,239,523 556,341 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 8,791,978 308,758,105 536,464 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 1.0% 6.3% 3.7% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 9,288,994 331,449,281 575,345 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 8,791,894 308,745,538 536,499 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.8%
6.0%
6.3%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
21.8%
22.3%
23.3%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
16.6%
16.5%
14.7%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
50.8%
51.1%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
71.9%
76.3%
67.4%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
15.1%
13.4%
23.8%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
1.3%
0.8%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
10.0%
5.9%
5.7%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.3%
2.8%
2.2%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
20.9%
18.5%
32.8%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
54.6%
60.1%
39.2%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 321,991 18,230,322 14,080 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 22.4% 13.6% 30.1% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 3,641,812 139,684,244 203,054 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 63.9% 64.0% 58.6% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $335,600 $217,500 $367,200 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,465 $1,595 $2,726 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,052 $500 $1,221 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,334 $1,062 $1,290 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 1,913 36,146 1,471,141 2,650 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 3,231,874 120,756,048 190,101 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.69 2.62 2.88 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.8% 85.8% 90.4% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 31.3% 21.6% 44.0% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 91.4% 90.3% 90.0% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 85.8% 82.7% 83.7% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 89.8% 88.0% 86.4% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 39.7% 32.1% 36.0% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 6.5% 8.6% 5.5% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
9.2%
10.2%
12.6%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 65.5% 63.0% 68.2% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 60.2% 58.3% 62.1% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 19,673,558 708,138,598 819,132 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 60,375,232 2,040,441,203 3,370,818 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 108,854,971 5,696,729,632 20,139,410 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 133,665,728 4,219,821,871 7,376,336 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $15,079 $13,443 $13,560 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 32.2 26.9 31.7 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $82,545 $62,843 $80,198 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $42,745 $34,103 $41,603 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
9.2%
11.4%
9.1%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 233,888 7,959,103 13,976 3,726
Total employment, 2019 192,626 3,805,357 132,989,428 204,662 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 239,861,512 7,428,553,593 13,738,725 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.8% 1.6% 0.1% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 745,483 26,485,532 48,345 12,208
All firms, 2012 32,335 792,088 27,626,360 50,710 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 464,592 14,844,597 31,393 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 252,944 9,878,397 15,395 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 237,242 7,952,386 20,768 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 533,808 18,987,918 28,234 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 57,996 2,521,682 3,401 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 707,975 24,070,685 45,572 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 1,195.5 87.4 5,216.1 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 7,354.22 3,531,905.43 102.86 427.82
FIPS Code 34035 34 1 34039 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., 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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