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

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 92,039 798,975 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 92,039 798,975 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 97,257 783,891 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% -5.4% 1.9% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 95,263 863,728 331,449,281
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 97,265 783,969 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
4.4%
6.6%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
17.3%
23.7%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
27.3%
13.9%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.3%
51.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
91.8%
48.9%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
4.8%
41.9%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.4%
0.8%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
1.0%
5.9%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
1.9%
2.4%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
8.1%
23.8%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
85.0%
30.2%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 6,720 18,419 18,230,322
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 4.7% 27.2% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 99,634 319,686 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 77.6% 44.0% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $300,500 $386,000 $217,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $1,902 $2,858 $1,595
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $790 $1,330 $500
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,169 $1,178 $1,062
Building permits, 2020 1,913 675 2,705 1,471,141
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 40,171 285,908 120,756,048
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.25 2.71 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 88.6% 89.6% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 8.5% 35.9% 21.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 90.9% 89.1% 90.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 84.6% 80.5% 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 92.5% 86.1% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 32.8% 35.5% 32.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 9.6% 7.8% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
9.2%
12.0%
10.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 57.0% 65.7% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 52.7% 61.6% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 592,998 1,378,698 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 443,661 6,274,291 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 98,208 5,942,038 5,696,729,632
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 1,639,427 9,204,586 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $17,023 $11,685 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 22.8 34.9 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $67,074 $61,510 $62,843
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $40,389 $38,722 $34,103
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
9.8%
13.8%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 3,807 18,913 7,959,103
Total employment, 2019 192,626 27,578 298,755 132,989,428
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 1,218,405 19,320,156 7,428,553,593
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.6% 0.7% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 8,493 73,493 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 32,335 10,928 75,564 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 6,043 39,994 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 3,319 29,092 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 675 35,331 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 9,985 37,784 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 881 4,543 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 9,437 68,453 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 386.9 6,211.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 251.43 126.21 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 34035 34009 34013 1
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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