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Somerset County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 798,975 825,062 124,371 8,882,190
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 798,975 825,062 124,371 8,882,190
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 783,891 810,038 127,361 8,791,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 1.9% 1.9% -2.3% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 863,728 863,162 128,947 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 783,969 809,858 128,349 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
6.6%
5.7%
4.3%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
23.7%
21.7%
19.1%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
13.9%
15.5%
19.4%
16.6%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.9%
50.6%
50.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
48.9%
60.1%
91.0%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
41.9%
12.0%
2.7%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.8%
0.7%
0.2%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
5.9%
24.9%
4.4%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.4%
2.3%
1.5%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
23.8%
22.1%
7.0%
20.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
30.2%
41.7%
84.8%
54.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 18,419 24,709 5,439 321,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 27.2% 32.8% 9.7% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 319,686 303,426 50,563 3,641,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 44.0% 63.5% 82.8% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $386,000 $344,100 $415,100 $335,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,858 $2,482 $2,735 $2,465
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,330 $1,046 $1,129 $1,052
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,178 $1,469 $1,446 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 1,913 2,705 2,757 319 36,146
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 285,908 285,005 47,175 3,231,874
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.71 2.79 2.56 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.6% 89.6% 91.4% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 35.9% 44.5% 11.2% 31.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 89.1% 92.6% 94.1% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 80.5% 86.4% 90.5% 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 86.1% 89.8% 95.0% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 35.5% 43.6% 52.7% 39.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 7.8% 5.6% 5.0% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
12.0%
9.1%
5.2%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 65.7% 64.4% 66.9% 65.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 61.6% 57.8% 63.8% 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 1,378,698 1,387,200 206,253 19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 6,274,291 5,084,450 794,379 60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 5,942,038 15,784,943 1,400,241 108,854,971
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 9,204,586 11,869,778 2,349,986 133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $11,685 $14,422 $18,497 $15,079
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 34.9 34.4 35.0 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $61,510 $89,533 $115,379 $82,545
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $38,722 $39,599 $57,098 $42,745
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
13.8%
8.5%
4.0%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 18,913 21,913 3,726 233,888
Total employment, 2019 192,626 298,755 412,429 46,480 3,805,357
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 19,320,156 26,712,952 2,917,042 239,861,512
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 0.7% 2.7% 1.1% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 73,493 62,950 12,208 745,483
All firms, 2012 32,335 75,564 68,733 13,804 792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 39,994 41,119 8,340 464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 29,092 20,366 3,857 252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 35,331 28,634 1,418 237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 37,784 37,891 12,013 533,808
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 4,543 4,092 1,248 57,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 68,453 61,658 11,980 707,975
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 6,211.5 2,621.6 300.0 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 126.21 308.91 427.82 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34035 34013 34023 34019 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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