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Somerset County, New Jersey; Hudson County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Monmouth County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Hudson County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
702,463
129,924
645,354
854,917
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
702,463
129,924
645,354
854,917
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
724,854
128,947
643,615
863,728
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
-3.1%
0.8%
0.3%
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 724,854 128,947 643,615 863,728
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 634,266 128,349 630,380 783,969
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
6.5%
4.2%
4.9%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
20.4%
18.8%
20.8%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
12.6%
20.1%
18.7%
14.2%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.0%
50.3%
51.0%
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
63.7%
89.9%
84.7%
48.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
15.2%
3.3%
7.3%
41.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.3%
0.2%
0.3%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
16.8%
4.8%
5.7%
6.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.8%
1.6%
1.9%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
42.5%
7.8%
11.4%
24.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
28.4%
83.1%
74.9%
29.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,859 10,892 5,058 24,343 18,326
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 25.9% 43.6% 10.2% 13.5% 27.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 317,046 51,915 269,917 336,299
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.7% 32.4% 83.9% 74.3% 44.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $436,700 $400,800 $418,700 $435,300 $395,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,795 $2,821 $2,787 $2,717 $2,875
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,194 $1,155 $1,153 $1,139 $1,344
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,636 $1,450 $1,443 $1,437 $1,211
Building permits, 2021 1,261 5,257 688 2,350 3,417
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 119,721 261,289 47,647 238,235 290,680
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.72 2.54 2.54 2.58 2.67
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.2% 87.6% 91.5% 90.9% 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6% 59.1% 12.9% 17.6% 36.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.8% 92.9% 94.9% 94.1% 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 93.4% 87.6% 91.9% 90.6% 82.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.2% 85.7% 95.5% 93.7% 86.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 55.6% 44.0% 54.0% 47.3% 36.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.4% 5.8% 5.2% 6.4% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
12.0%
5.1%
7.0%
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.8% 69.6% 65.4% 66.4% 65.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.2% 62.8% 62.3% 60.5% 61.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 1,579,936 256,520 1,798,734 1,883,319
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 3,091,133 1,005,379 6,222,476 8,098,958
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 3,515,020 101,063 824,577 8,310,644
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 7,964,867 2,478,717 12,274,645 9,070,865
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $11,837 $19,818 $19,730 $11,378
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.4 36.2 35.1 34.8 34.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $116,510 $75,062 $117,858 $103,523 $63,959
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $58,021 $42,822 $58,795 $53,886 $39,695
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
13.1%
4.1%
5.9%
14.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 13,853 3,709 19,194 18,974
Total employment, 2020 188,791 246,619 45,314 249,614 299,108
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 19,091,700 2,970,315 13,456,166 19,170,086
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% 1.4% -2.5% 0.3% 0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 62,345 12,288 59,923 75,412
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 11,353 3,411 16,436 16,516
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 6,822 2,154 10,628 10,308
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 2,248 577 3,102 3,059
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 4,247 302 2,497 4,106
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 5,855 2,736 12,686 10,415
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 S 151 704 588
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 9,936 2,857 14,456 14,009
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 15,691.5 301.4 1,374.7 6,850.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 13,731.4 300.0 1,344.7 6,211.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 46.19 427.84 468.18 126.09
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 46.19 427.82 468.79 126.21
FIPS Code 34035 34017 34019 34025 34013
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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