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Somerset County, New Jersey; United States; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
United States
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 328,239,523 124,371 92,039
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 328,239,523 124,371 92,039
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 308,758,105 127,361 97,257
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 6.3% -2.3% -5.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 331,449,281 128,947 95,263
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 308,745,538 128,349 97,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
6.0%
4.3%
4.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
22.3%
19.1%
17.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
16.5%
19.4%
27.3%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.8%
50.7%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
76.3%
91.0%
91.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
13.4%
2.7%
4.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.3%
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
5.9%
4.4%
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.8%
1.5%
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
18.5%
7.0%
8.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
60.1%
84.8%
85.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 18,230,322 5,439 6,720
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 13.6% 9.7% 4.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 139,684,244 50,563 99,634
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 64.0% 82.8% 77.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $217,500 $415,100 $300,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $1,595 $2,735 $1,902
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $500 $1,129 $790
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,062 $1,446 $1,169
Building permits, 2020 1,913 1,471,141 319 675
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 120,756,048 47,175 40,171
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.62 2.56 2.25
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 85.8% 91.4% 88.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 21.6% 11.2% 8.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 90.3% 94.1% 90.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 82.7% 90.5% 84.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 88.0% 95.0% 92.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 32.1% 52.7% 32.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 8.6% 5.0% 9.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
10.2%
5.2%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 63.0% 66.9% 57.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 58.3% 63.8% 52.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 708,138,598 206,253 592,998
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 2,040,441,203 794,379 443,661
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 5,696,729,632 1,400,241 98,208
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 4,219,821,871 2,349,986 1,639,427
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $13,443 $18,497 $17,023
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 26.9 35.0 22.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $62,843 $115,379 $67,074
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $34,103 $57,098 $40,389
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
11.4%
4.0%
9.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 7,959,103 3,726 3,807
Total employment, 2019 192,626 132,989,428 46,480 27,578
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 7,428,553,593 2,917,042 1,218,405
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.6% 1.1% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 26,485,532 12,208 8,493
All firms, 2012 32,335 27,626,360 13,804 10,928
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 14,844,597 8,340 6,043
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 9,878,397 3,857 3,319
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 7,952,386 1,418 675
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 18,987,918 12,013 9,985
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 2,521,682 1,248 881
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 24,070,685 11,980 9,437
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 87.4 300.0 386.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 3,531,905.43 427.82 251.43
FIPS Code 34035 1 34019 34009
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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