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Somerset County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
95,661
65,046
518,117
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
95,661
65,046
518,117
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
95,263
64,837
524,118
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
0.4%
0.3%
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 95,263 64,837 524,118
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 97,265 66,083 501,226
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
4.3%
5.3%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
17.3%
21.8%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
28.2%
19.1%
15.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.1%
50.7%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
91.7%
80.4%
74.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
4.8%
15.2%
14.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.5%
0.6%
1.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
1.0%
1.1%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.0%
2.6%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
8.4%
10.5%
43.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
84.8%
72.3%
39.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,859 6,732 3,487 12,474
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 25.9% 4.4% 3.6% 32.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 99,494 27,735 185,497
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.7% 78.0% 69.1% 52.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $436,700 $306,200 $185,700 $352,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,795 $1,846 $1,818 $2,633
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,194 $802 $817 $1,227
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,636 $1,176 $1,024 $1,310
Building permits, 2021 1,261 917 88 1,144
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 119,721 40,670 24,414 168,681
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.72 2.22 2.50 2.93
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.2% 88.2% 89.2% 91.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6% 8.2% 8.1% 49.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.8% 93.4% 89.8% 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 93.4% 87.0% 83.2% 86.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.2% 93.4% 89.6% 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 55.6% 33.6% 21.7% 29.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.4% 10.1% 10.9% 5.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
8.8%
7.6%
14.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.8% 56.4% 60.6% 65.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.2% 52.4% 57.8% 60.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 757,023 83,812 816,949
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 467,660 300,510 3,127,286
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 23,129 116,642 615,780
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 1,935,515 574,958 8,086,803
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $20,749 $9,134 $16,032
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.4 22.3 26.7 28.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $116,510 $72,385 $64,234 $73,562
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $58,021 $42,987 $33,575 $33,863
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
9.6%
12.2%
16.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 3,729 1,135 11,902
Total employment, 2020 188,791 27,000 16,450 144,368
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 1,161,362 950,492 7,183,258
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% -2.1% -2.8% -0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 8,698 2,965 46,302
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 3,450 950 10,865
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 2,043 609 7,345
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 773 S 1,770
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 180 S 2,393
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 3,042 727 7,559
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 144 S 499
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 2,960 719 9,533
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 378.7 195.4 2,817.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 386.9 199.1 2,715.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 251.52 331.86 186.01
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 251.43 331.90 184.59
FIPS Code 34035 34009 34033 34031
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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