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Somerset County, New Jersey; New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 8,882,190 367,430 62,385 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 8,882,190 367,430 62,385 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 8,791,978 367,485 66,072 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 1.0% 0.0% -5.6% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 9,288,994 387,340 64,837 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 8,791,894 366,513 66,083 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.8%
5.6%
5.6%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
21.8%
21.2%
21.4%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
16.6%
15.6%
19.0%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
51.1%
51.0%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
71.9%
63.3%
81.1%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
15.1%
21.5%
14.8%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
10.0%
11.9%
1.1%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Z
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.3%
2.5%
2.4%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
20.9%
18.5%
9.8%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
54.6%
48.2%
73.4%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 321,991 12,035 3,839 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 22.4% 22.9% 3.8% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 3,641,812 145,125 27,606 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 63.9% 63.1% 71.1% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $335,600 $291,100 $184,600 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,465 $2,315 $1,818 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,052 $1,020 $814 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,334 $1,266 $1,019 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 1,913 36,146 832 35 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 3,231,874 129,936 23,933 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.69 2.70 2.57 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.8% 85.6% 89.8% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 31.3% 30.5% 7.9% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 91.4% 91.5% 87.3% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 85.8% 83.0% 80.4% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 89.8% 88.5% 88.8% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 39.7% 42.6% 21.0% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 6.5% 6.5% 10.3% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
9.2%
9.6%
8.5%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 65.5% 64.3% 61.0% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 60.2% 59.2% 57.5% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 19,673,558 731,437 89,248 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 60,375,232 2,981,025 319,868 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 108,854,971 2,220,326 D 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 133,665,728 5,127,391 627,036 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $15,079 $13,922 $9,533 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 32.2 28.3 26.4 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $82,545 $81,057 $66,842 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $42,745 $43,086 $34,047 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
9.2%
11.9%
11.4%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 233,888 9,694 1,146 3,726
Total employment, 2019 192,626 3,805,357 199,859 16,930 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 239,861,512 14,128,509 936,828 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.8% 1.0% 3.5% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 745,483 27,402 2,924 12,208
All firms, 2012 32,335 792,088 29,640 3,760 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 464,592 17,106 2,233 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 252,944 9,492 951 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 237,242 8,543 395 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 533,808 19,683 3,137 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 57,996 2,223 312 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 707,975 25,807 3,107 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 1,195.5 1,632.2 199.1 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 7,354.22 224.56 331.90 427.82
FIPS Code 34035 34 34021 34033 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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