end of header

QuickFacts

Somerset County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Warren County, New Jersey

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Warren County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 445,349 367,430 825,062 105,267
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 445,349 367,430 825,062 105,267
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 448,730 367,485 810,038 108,642
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% -0.8% 0.0% 1.9% -3.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 461,860 387,340 863,162 109,632
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 448,734 366,513 809,858 108,692
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.1%
5.6%
5.7%
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
20.7%
21.2%
21.7%
19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
17.4%
15.6%
15.5%
18.7%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.8%
51.1%
50.6%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
72.9%
63.3%
60.1%
89.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
18.3%
21.5%
12.0%
5.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.3%
0.6%
0.7%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
5.4%
11.9%
24.9%
2.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
3.0%
2.5%
2.3%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
8.5%
18.5%
22.1%
10.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
66.6%
48.2%
41.7%
80.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 27,906 12,035 24,709 5,386
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 9.7% 22.9% 32.8% 9.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 180,471 145,125 303,426 45,636
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 75.4% 63.1% 63.5% 71.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $251,200 $291,100 $344,100 $264,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,115 $2,315 $2,482 $2,154
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $913 $1,020 $1,046 $941
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,346 $1,266 $1,469 $1,132
Building permits, 2020 1,913 1,749 832 2,757 304
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 166,391 129,936 285,005 41,587
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.61 2.70 2.79 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.2% 85.6% 89.6% 90.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 13.1% 30.5% 44.5% 12.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 93.3% 91.5% 92.6% 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 88.8% 83.0% 86.4% 86.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 93.7% 88.5% 89.8% 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 38.0% 42.6% 43.6% 33.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 7.8% 6.5% 5.6% 8.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
6.0%
9.6%
9.1%
7.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 65.2% 64.3% 64.4% 67.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 61.9% 59.2% 57.8% 61.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 771,418 731,437 1,387,200 122,154
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 2,710,591 2,981,025 5,084,450 543,130
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 5,496,624 2,220,326 15,784,943 2,050,257
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 6,868,632 5,127,391 11,869,778 1,573,822
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $15,218 $13,922 $14,422 $14,619
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 30.0 28.3 34.4 36.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $87,416 $81,057 $89,533 $81,307
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $43,187 $43,086 $39,599 $39,802
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
5.7%
11.9%
8.5%
7.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 10,501 9,694 21,913 2,388
Total employment, 2019 192,626 189,086 199,859 412,429 28,556
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 10,598,649 14,128,509 26,712,952 1,328,315
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.6% 1.0% 2.7% 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 30,302 27,402 62,950 7,402
All firms, 2012 32,335 32,404 29,640 68,733 8,149
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 19,316 17,106 41,119 4,930
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 9,473 9,492 20,366 2,395
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 6,296 8,543 28,634 911
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 24,687 19,683 37,891 6,893
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 3,105 2,223 4,092 696
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 27,554 25,807 61,658 7,024
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 561.9 1,632.2 2,621.6 304.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 798.58 224.56 308.91 356.92
FIPS Code 34035 34005 34021 34023 34041
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.

X
  Is this page helpful?
Thumbs Up Image Yes    Thumbs Down Image No
X
No, thanks
255 characters remaining
X
Thank you for your feedback.
Comments or suggestions?