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Somerset County, New Jersey; Cumberland County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Cumberland County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 149,527 367,430 140,488 8,882,190
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 149,527 367,430 140,488 8,882,190
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 156,627 367,485 148,936 8,791,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% -4.5% 0.0% -5.7% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 154,152 387,340 144,221 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 156,898 366,513 149,265 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
6.1%
5.6%
4.6%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
23.7%
21.2%
19.4%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
15.6%
15.6%
18.0%
16.6%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
49.1%
51.1%
50.3%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
71.7%
63.3%
93.3%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
21.9%
21.5%
2.7%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.6%
0.6%
0.3%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
1.4%
11.9%
2.0%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
3.1%
2.5%
1.7%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
31.8%
18.5%
9.2%
20.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
45.4%
48.2%
85.1%
54.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 6,495 12,035 7,188 321,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 10.0% 22.9% 7.6% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 56,451 145,125 62,623 3,641,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 65.2% 63.1% 83.1% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $162,500 $291,100 $267,500 $335,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $1,614 $2,315 $2,244 $2,465
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $740 $1,020 $965 $1,052
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,069 $1,266 $1,314 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 1,913 179 832 220 36,146
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 50,729 129,936 53,322 3,231,874
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.74 2.70 2.61 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 87.1% 85.6% 91.8% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 27.8% 30.5% 9.5% 31.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 85.6% 91.5% 94.5% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 78.0% 83.0% 89.9% 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 79.4% 88.5% 94.9% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 15.6% 42.6% 36.1% 39.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 10.2% 6.5% 7.4% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
12.1%
9.6%
5.7%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 55.5% 64.3% 68.2% 65.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 55.5% 59.2% 63.5% 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 173,701 731,437 222,300 19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 872,101 2,981,025 551,185 60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 2,811,963 2,220,326 465,836 108,854,971
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 2,049,003 5,127,391 1,819,816 133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $12,986 $13,922 $12,343 $15,079
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 23.6 28.3 37.8 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $54,149 $81,057 $94,520 $82,545
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $25,694 $43,086 $44,728 $42,745
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
13.8%
11.9%
5.2%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 2,835 9,694 3,152 233,888
Total employment, 2019 192,626 47,003 199,859 32,062 3,805,357
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 1,930,231 14,128,509 1,433,338 239,861,512
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 3.2% 1.0% 1.4% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 6,139 27,402 11,404 745,483
All firms, 2012 32,335 8,322 29,640 12,238 792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 5,083 17,106 7,489 464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 2,245 9,492 3,366 252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 2,388 8,543 924 237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 5,504 19,683 10,972 533,808
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 807 2,223 1,212 57,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 7,018 25,807 10,439 707,975
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 324.4 1,632.2 287.6 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 483.70 224.56 519.01 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34035 34011 34021 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., 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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