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Somerset County, New Jersey; United States; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
United States
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 328,239,523 825,062 501,826 8,882,190
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 328,239,523 825,062 501,826 8,882,190
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 308,758,105 810,038 501,600 8,791,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 6.3% 1.9% 0.0% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 331,449,281 863,162 524,118 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 308,745,538 809,858 501,226 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
6.0%
5.7%
6.7%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
22.3%
21.7%
23.7%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
16.5%
15.5%
15.0%
16.6%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.8%
50.6%
51.2%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
76.3%
60.1%
74.9%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
13.4%
12.0%
14.9%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.3%
0.7%
1.5%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
5.9%
24.9%
5.7%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.8%
2.3%
2.8%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
18.5%
22.1%
42.9%
20.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
60.1%
41.7%
40.3%
54.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 18,230,322 24,709 12,569 321,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 13.6% 32.8% 30.6% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 139,684,244 303,426 177,260 3,641,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 64.0% 63.5% 52.7% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $217,500 $344,100 $342,600 $335,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $1,595 $2,482 $2,631 $2,465
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $500 $1,046 $1,219 $1,052
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,062 $1,469 $1,293 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 1,913 1,471,141 2,757 1,314 36,146
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 120,756,048 285,005 165,429 3,231,874
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.62 2.79 2.99 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 85.8% 89.6% 92.1% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 21.6% 44.5% 48.8% 31.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 90.3% 92.6% 87.7% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 82.7% 86.4% 81.3% 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 88.0% 89.8% 83.7% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 32.1% 43.6% 28.2% 39.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 8.6% 5.6% 5.3% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
10.2%
9.1%
14.2%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 63.0% 64.4% 64.3% 65.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 58.3% 57.8% 58.2% 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 708,138,598 1,387,200 647,958 19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 2,040,441,203 5,084,450 2,516,793 60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 5,696,729,632 15,784,943 5,214,506 108,854,971
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 4,219,821,871 11,869,778 7,294,039 133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $13,443 $14,422 $14,504 $15,079
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 26.9 34.4 28.3 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $62,843 $89,533 $69,688 $82,545
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $34,103 $39,599 $32,064 $42,745
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
11.4%
8.5%
13.3%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 7,959,103 21,913 12,069 233,888
Total employment, 2019 192,626 132,989,428 412,429 145,363 3,805,357
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 7,428,553,593 26,712,952 7,402,564 239,861,512
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.6% 2.7% -0.5% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 26,485,532 62,950 45,144 745,483
All firms, 2012 32,335 27,626,360 68,733 45,724 792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 14,844,597 41,119 27,089 464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 9,878,397 20,366 14,529 252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 7,952,386 28,634 16,478 237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 18,987,918 37,891 27,674 533,808
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 2,521,682 4,092 3,163 57,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 24,070,685 61,658 40,516 707,975
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 87.4 2,621.6 2,715.3 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 3,531,905.43 308.91 184.59 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34035 1 34023 34031 34
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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