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Somerset County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
95,661
145,543
9,267,961
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
9,261,699
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
95,661
145,543
9,267,961
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
9,289,031
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
95,263
144,221
9,289,031
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
-0.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
0.4%
0.9%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 95,263 144,221 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 97,265 149,265 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
4.3%
4.6%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
17.3%
19.3%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
28.2%
18.7%
16.9%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.1%
49.8%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
91.7%
92.6%
71.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
4.8%
3.0%
15.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.5%
0.3%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
1.0%
2.3%
10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.0%
1.8%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
8.4%
10.5%
21.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
84.8%
83.3%
53.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 9,982 6,582 6,881 309,642
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 26.5% 4.8% 7.9% 22.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 99,494 62,857 3,780,004
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 75.5% 78.2% 84.2% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $444,700 $318,600 $282,700 $355,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,890 $1,963 $2,284 $2,560
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,241 $829 $989 $1,102
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,722 $1,197 $1,387 $1,436
Building permits, 2021 1,261 917 164 37,094
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 125,363 41,971 55,401 3,397,156
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.71 2.22 2.57 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.8% 87.6% 92.0% 89.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 32.7% 8.5% 10.3% 31.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 96.6% 94.1% 95.7% 93.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 94.4% 88.3% 92.5% 89.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.3% 94.0% 95.4% 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 56.1% 35.0% 38.1% 41.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 4.5% 10.2% 7.4% 6.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
8.8%
5.7%
8.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 69.2% 56.0% 68.2% 65.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.6% 52.4% 64.2% 60.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 757,023 274,226 23,785,076
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 467,660 662,924 74,723,386
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 23,129 76,344 30,902,528
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 1,935,515 1,832,807 149,171,300
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $20,749 $12,974 $16,783
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 31.7 22.3 36.9 31.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $121,695 $76,237 $101,645 $89,703
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $61,805 $45,689 $48,744 $46,691
Persons in poverty, percent
5.5%
9.0%
6.1%
10.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 3,729 3,093 232,761
Total employment, 2020 188,791 27,000 31,867 3,819,722
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 1,161,362 1,416,883 241,029,083
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% -2.1% -0.6% 0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 8,698 11,486 762,163
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 3,450 3,109 188,322
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 2,043 1,998 123,258
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 773 536 35,466
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 180 366 42,061
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 3,042 2,493 133,485
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 144 S 8,138
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 2,960 2,684 166,931
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 378.7 278.1 1,263.0
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 386.9 287.6 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 251.52 518.66 7,354.76
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 251.43 519.01 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34035 34009 34037 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., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 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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