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

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 124,371 8,882,190 798,975
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 124,371 8,882,190 798,975
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 127,361 8,791,978 783,891
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% -2.3% 1.0% 1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 128,947 9,288,994 863,728
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 128,349 8,791,894 783,969
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
4.3%
5.8%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
19.1%
21.8%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
19.4%
16.6%
13.9%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.7%
51.1%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
91.0%
71.9%
48.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
2.7%
15.1%
41.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.2%
0.6%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
4.4%
10.0%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
1.5%
2.3%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
7.0%
20.9%
23.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
84.8%
54.6%
30.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 5,439 321,991 18,419
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 9.7% 22.4% 27.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 50,563 3,641,812 319,686
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 82.8% 63.9% 44.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $415,100 $335,600 $386,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,735 $2,465 $2,858
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,129 $1,052 $1,330
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,446 $1,334 $1,178
Building permits, 2020 1,913 319 36,146 2,705
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 47,175 3,231,874 285,908
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.56 2.69 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 91.4% 89.8% 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 11.2% 31.3% 35.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 94.1% 91.4% 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 90.5% 85.8% 80.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 95.0% 89.8% 86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 52.7% 39.7% 35.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 5.0% 6.5% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
5.2%
9.2%
12.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 66.9% 65.5% 65.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 63.8% 60.2% 61.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 206,253 19,673,558 1,378,698
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 794,379 60,375,232 6,274,291
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 1,400,241 108,854,971 5,942,038
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 2,349,986 133,665,728 9,204,586
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $18,497 $15,079 $11,685
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 35.0 32.2 34.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $115,379 $82,545 $61,510
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $57,098 $42,745 $38,722
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
4.0%
9.2%
13.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 3,726 233,888 18,913
Total employment, 2019 192,626 46,480 3,805,357 298,755
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 2,917,042 239,861,512 19,320,156
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.1% 1.8% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 12,208 745,483 73,493
All firms, 2012 32,335 13,804 792,088 75,564
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 8,340 464,592 39,994
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 3,857 252,944 29,092
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 1,418 237,242 35,331
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 12,013 533,808 37,784
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 1,248 57,996 4,543
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 11,980 707,975 68,453
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 300.0 1,195.5 6,211.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 427.82 7,354.22 126.21
FIPS Code 34035 34019 34 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., 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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