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Somerset County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
385,898
464,269
95,661
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
385,898
464,269
95,661
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
387,340
461,860
95,263
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
-0.4%
0.5%
0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 387,340 461,860 95,263
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 366,513 448,734 97,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
5.4%
5.0%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
21.2%
20.6%
17.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
16.0%
17.7%
28.2%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.8%
50.5%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
62.3%
71.9%
91.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
21.6%
18.7%
4.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.7%
0.4%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
12.6%
5.8%
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.6%
3.2%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
19.4%
9.2%
8.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
46.7%
65.1%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 9,982 12,160 26,338 6,582
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 26.5% 23.6% 10.3% 4.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 150,657 186,144 99,494
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 75.5% 63.0% 75.6% 78.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $444,700 $295,400 $270,000 $318,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,890 $2,385 $2,207 $1,963
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,241 $1,022 $967 $829
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,722 $1,361 $1,444 $1,197
Building permits, 2021 1,261 544 2,119 917
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 125,363 137,114 172,400 41,971
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.71 2.68 2.60 2.22
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.8% 86.1% 88.6% 87.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 32.7% 31.2% 13.9% 8.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 96.6% 93.3% 95.0% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 94.4% 86.6% 92.2% 88.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.3% 89.6% 94.0% 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 56.1% 43.6% 40.0% 35.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 4.5% 7.1% 7.6% 10.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
7.7%
5.5%
8.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 69.2% 63.7% 64.8% 56.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.6% 58.8% 61.9% 52.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 912,819 902,336 757,023
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 3,364,811 3,281,131 467,660
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 511,670 942,127 23,129
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 7,573,863 8,223,094 1,935,515
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $20,554 $18,428 $20,749
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 31.7 27.6 29.6 22.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $121,695 $85,687 $95,935 $76,237
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $61,805 $45,879 $47,065 $45,689
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
9.5%
6.0%
9.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 9,669 10,502 3,729
Total employment, 2020 188,791 202,228 194,483 27,000
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 15,030,875 11,072,272 1,161,362
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% 1.2% 2.9% -2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 28,098 30,769 8,698
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 8,207 8,532 3,450
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 4,988 5,370 2,043
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 1,404 1,461 773
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 1,843 1,247 180
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 5,099 6,313 3,042
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 317 420 144
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 6,654 7,063 2,960
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 1,725.8 577.8 378.7
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 1,632.2 561.9 386.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 224.44 799.29 251.52
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 224.56 798.58 251.43
FIPS Code 34035 34021 34005 34009
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 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 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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