U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

end of header

QuickFacts

Somerset County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey; Camden 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
Essex County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Camden County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
854,917
953,819
523,771
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
854,917
953,819
523,771
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
863,728
955,732
523,485
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
-1.0%
-0.2%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 863,728 955,732 523,485
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 783,969 905,116 513,657
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
6.3%
5.0%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
23.7%
21.0%
22.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
14.2%
17.8%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.5%
51.0%
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
48.6%
72.0%
68.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
41.6%
7.6%
22.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.9%
0.6%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
6.3%
17.4%
6.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.5%
2.3%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
24.3%
22.0%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
29.8%
53.6%
54.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,859 18,326 27,603 22,555
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 25.9% 27.7% 30.8% 11.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 336,299 369,209 213,486
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.7% 44.4% 64.8% 65.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $436,700 $395,900 $477,400 $200,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,795 $2,875 $3,056 $1,931
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,194 $1,344 $1,295 $954
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,636 $1,211 $1,557 $1,107
Building permits, 2021 1,261 3,417 4,023 908
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 119,721 290,680 342,059 190,660
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.72 2.67 2.69 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.2% 89.6% 91.1% 88.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6% 36.5% 40.3% 20.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.8% 91.1% 94.1% 91.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 93.4% 82.5% 91.2% 86.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.2% 86.7% 92.8% 88.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 55.6% 36.3% 50.7% 32.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.4% 7.8% 4.4% 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
12.4%
7.0%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.8% 65.6% 66.3% 66.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.2% 61.5% 60.1% 61.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 1,883,319 2,559,826 913,267
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 8,098,958 10,992,664 5,497,525
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 8,310,644 3,334,817 1,096,507
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 9,070,865 19,846,375 6,810,615
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $11,378 $21,284 $13,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.4 34.8 32.7 29.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $116,510 $63,959 $104,623 $70,957
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $58,021 $39,695 $52,800 $36,559
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
14.3%
6.4%
12.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 18,974 31,724 11,443
Total employment, 2020 188,791 299,108 442,996 192,454
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 19,170,086 27,426,353 9,981,880
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% 0.1% -0.9% 2.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 75,412 103,417 34,032
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 16,516 26,919 9,513
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 10,308 17,495 5,993
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 3,059 4,815 1,690
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 4,106 6,091 1,727
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 10,415 18,410 6,734
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 588 1,007 454
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 14,009 23,401 7,938
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 6,850.4 4,105.6 2,364.9
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 6,211.5 3,884.5 2,321.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 126.09 232.79 221.36
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 126.21 233.01 221.26
FIPS Code 34035 34013 34003 34007
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.

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?