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Somerset County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
274,966
860,807
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
274,966
860,807
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
274,534
863,162
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
0.2%
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 274,534 863,162
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 274,549 809,858
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
5.2%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
20.9%
21.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
19.3%
15.9%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.2%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
71.1%
58.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
17.1%
12.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.7%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
8.0%
25.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.9%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
19.9%
22.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
55.5%
39.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,859 11,470 24,204
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 25.9% 16.3% 32.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 132,228 317,113
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.7% 66.9% 63.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $436,700 $216,600 $351,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,795 $1,982 $2,492
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,194 $883 $1,067
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,636 $1,129 $1,495
Building permits, 2021 1,261 804 3,269
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 119,721 101,103 287,971
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.72 2.56 2.77
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.2% 86.4% 89.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6% 27.3% 44.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.8% 92.2% 93.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 93.4% 85.4% 88.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.2% 87.8% 89.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 55.6% 28.8% 44.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.4% 9.5% 5.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
8.8%
8.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.8% 63.7% 65.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.2% 59.7% 58.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 3,550,725 1,790,517
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 2,202,509 6,618,597
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 321,160 4,487,136
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 4,631,105 14,855,971
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $17,447 $17,964
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.4 24.9 34.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $116,510 $63,680 $91,731
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $58,021 $34,175 $40,933
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
13.8%
7.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 6,128 21,651
Total employment, 2020 188,791 110,573 414,357
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 4,455,382 27,479,017
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% 0.1% 0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 18,523 64,680
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 5,333 18,457
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 3,134 11,407
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 1,010 3,619
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 967 6,860
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 3,781 9,835
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 267 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 4,412 15,981
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 494.2 2,791.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 494.1 2,621.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 555.51 309.22
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 555.70 308.91
FIPS Code 34035 34001 34023
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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