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Somerset County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Essex County, New Jersey; Warren County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Essex County, New Jersey
Warren County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 124,371 92,039 798,975 105,267
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 124,371 92,039 798,975 105,267
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 127,361 97,257 783,891 108,642
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% -2.3% -5.4% 1.9% -3.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 128,947 95,263 863,728 109,632
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 128,349 97,265 783,969 108,692
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
4.3%
4.4%
6.6%
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
19.1%
17.3%
23.7%
19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
19.4%
27.3%
13.9%
18.7%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.7%
51.3%
51.9%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
91.0%
91.8%
48.9%
89.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
2.7%
4.8%
41.9%
5.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.2%
0.4%
0.8%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
4.4%
1.0%
5.9%
2.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
1.5%
1.9%
2.4%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
7.0%
8.1%
23.8%
10.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
84.8%
85.0%
30.2%
80.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 5,439 6,720 18,419 5,386
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 9.7% 4.7% 27.2% 9.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 50,563 99,634 319,686 45,636
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 82.8% 77.6% 44.0% 71.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $415,100 $300,500 $386,000 $264,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,735 $1,902 $2,858 $2,154
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,129 $790 $1,330 $941
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,446 $1,169 $1,178 $1,132
Building permits, 2020 1,913 319 675 2,705 304
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 47,175 40,171 285,908 41,587
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.56 2.25 2.71 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 91.4% 88.6% 89.6% 90.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 11.2% 8.5% 35.9% 12.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 94.1% 90.9% 89.1% 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 90.5% 84.6% 80.5% 86.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 95.0% 92.5% 86.1% 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 52.7% 32.8% 35.5% 33.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 5.0% 9.6% 7.8% 8.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
5.2%
9.2%
12.0%
7.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 66.9% 57.0% 65.7% 67.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 63.8% 52.7% 61.6% 61.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 206,253 592,998 1,378,698 122,154
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 794,379 443,661 6,274,291 543,130
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 1,400,241 98,208 5,942,038 2,050,257
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 2,349,986 1,639,427 9,204,586 1,573,822
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $18,497 $17,023 $11,685 $14,619
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 35.0 22.8 34.9 36.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $115,379 $67,074 $61,510 $81,307
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $57,098 $40,389 $38,722 $39,802
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
4.0%
9.8%
13.8%
7.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 3,726 3,807 18,913 2,388
Total employment, 2019 192,626 46,480 27,578 298,755 28,556
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 2,917,042 1,218,405 19,320,156 1,328,315
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.1% 1.6% 0.7% 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 12,208 8,493 73,493 7,402
All firms, 2012 32,335 13,804 10,928 75,564 8,149
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 8,340 6,043 39,994 4,930
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 3,857 3,319 29,092 2,395
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 1,418 675 35,331 911
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 12,013 9,985 37,784 6,893
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 1,248 881 4,543 696
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 11,980 9,437 68,453 7,024
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 300.0 386.9 6,211.5 304.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 427.82 251.43 126.21 356.92
FIPS Code 34035 34019 34009 34013 34041
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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