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Somerset County, New Jersey; New Jersey; United States

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Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 331,164 8,908,520 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 331,164 8,908,520 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 323,433 8,791,962 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2.4% 1.3% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 8,791,894 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
5.8%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.9%
21.9%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
16.1%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.6%
72.0%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.4%
15.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.6%
10.0%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.3%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.0%
20.6%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
55.5%
54.9%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 10,162 351,542 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 24.6% 22.1% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 127,012 3,628,302 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 76.0% 64.1% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $412,800 $321,100 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,689 $2,398 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,141 $1,005 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,499 $1,249 $982
Building permits, 2018 1,309 27,942 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 115,970 3,199,111 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.84 2.74 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 91.3% 90.0% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 30.4% 31.0% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 93.0% 88.9% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 89.4% 82.5% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 94.3% 89.2% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 53.1% 38.1% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 4.5% 6.7% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.7%
9.0%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.7% 65.5% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 62.6% 60.2% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 19,673,558 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 60,375,232 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 108,854,971 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 25,544,663 288,467,844 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 133,665,728 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $15,079 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 32.0 31.5 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $106,046 $76,475 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $51,923 $39,069 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
5.3%
10.0%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 9,970 231,9741 7,757,807
Total employment, 2016 190,814 3,636,2931 126,752,238
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 16,227,748 214,757,8171 6,435,142,055
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.5% 2.2%1 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 27,967 716,918 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 32,335 792,088 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 464,592 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 252,944 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 237,242 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 533,808 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 57,996 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 707,975 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 1,195.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 7,354.22 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 34035 34 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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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