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Somerset County, New Jersey; New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Camden County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Camden County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 8,882,190 62,385 506,471
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 8,882,190 62,385 506,471
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 8,791,978 66,072 513,535
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 1.0% -5.6% -1.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 9,288,994 64,837 523,485
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 8,791,894 66,083 513,657
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.8%
5.6%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
21.8%
21.4%
22.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
16.6%
19.0%
16.1%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
51.0%
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
71.9%
81.1%
69.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
15.1%
14.8%
21.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
0.6%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
10.0%
1.1%
6.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.3%
2.4%
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
20.9%
9.8%
17.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
54.6%
73.4%
55.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 321,991 3,839 22,867
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 22.4% 3.8% 11.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 3,641,812 27,606 206,357
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 63.9% 71.1% 66.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $335,600 $184,600 $197,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,465 $1,818 $1,954
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,052 $814 $935
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,334 $1,019 $1,079
Building permits, 2020 1,913 36,146 35 895
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 3,231,874 23,933 187,383
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.69 2.57 2.67
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.8% 89.8% 88.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 31.3% 7.9% 20.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 91.4% 87.3% 90.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 85.8% 80.4% 83.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 89.8% 88.8% 88.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 39.7% 21.0% 32.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 6.5% 10.3% 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
9.2%
8.5%
8.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 65.5% 61.0% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 60.2% 57.5% 61.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 19,673,558 89,248 789,366
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 60,375,232 319,868 4,238,421
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 108,854,971 D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 133,665,728 627,036 6,445,832
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $15,079 $9,533 $12,552
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 32.2 26.4 28.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $82,545 $66,842 $70,451
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $42,745 $34,047 $35,958
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
9.2%
11.4%
10.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 233,888 1,146 11,356
Total employment, 2019 192,626 3,805,357 16,930 187,058
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 239,861,512 936,828 9,743,818
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.8% 3.5% 1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 745,483 2,924 32,429
All firms, 2012 32,335 792,088 3,760 36,710
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 464,592 2,233 22,018
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 252,944 951 11,432
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 237,242 395 9,352
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 533,808 3,137 26,008
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 57,996 312 3,604
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 707,975 3,107 31,739
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 1,195.5 199.1 2,321.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 7,354.22 331.90 221.26
FIPS Code 34035 34 34033 34007
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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