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Somerset County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 825,062 932,202 263,670 607,186
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 825,062 932,202 263,670 607,186
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 810,038 905,107 274,525 576,546
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 1.9% 3.0% -4.0% 5.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 863,162 955,732 274,534 637,229
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 809,858 905,116 274,549 576,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.7%
5.3%
5.4%
7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
21.7%
21.1%
21.1%
24.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
15.5%
17.7%
18.6%
22.8%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.6%
51.4%
51.6%
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
60.1%
72.9%
71.3%
92.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
12.0%
7.4%
17.1%
3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.7%
0.5%
0.7%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
24.9%
17.0%
8.1%
1.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.3%
2.2%
2.7%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
22.1%
21.0%
19.4%
9.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
41.7%
55.1%
56.0%
84.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 24,709 27,237 12,325 35,973
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 32.8% 30.8% 16.5% 7.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 303,426 360,816 128,930 286,170
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 63.5% 64.8% 67.1% 80.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $344,100 $469,500 $217,900 $279,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,482 $3,061 $2,013 $2,034
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,046 $1,280 $906 $772
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,469 $1,506 $1,120 $1,428
Building permits, 2020 1,913 2,757 3,380 667 3,625
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 285,005 339,856 99,850 226,160
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.79 2.71 2.61 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.6% 91.2% 86.9% 90.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 44.5% 40.0% 27.0% 12.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 92.6% 92.9% 90.6% 89.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 86.4% 89.7% 83.4% 82.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 89.8% 92.5% 87.0% 92.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 43.6% 49.3% 28.1% 30.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 5.6% 4.2% 9.3% 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
9.1%
8.4%
10.7%
7.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 64.4% 66.1% 64.4% 58.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 57.8% 59.5% 60.8% 54.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 1,387,200 2,016,749 4,008,546 801,532
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 5,084,450 9,302,959 1,969,273 3,185,948
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 15,784,943 12,577,581 285,412 1,400,022
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 11,869,778 20,349,156 4,292,714 7,695,378
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $14,422 $22,145 $15,586 $13,257
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 34.4 33.1 24.9 31.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $89,533 $101,144 $62,110 $70,909
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $39,599 $51,214 $33,284 $36,100
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
8.5%
5.7%
11.3%
9.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 21,913 31,826 6,187 13,639
Total employment, 2019 192,626 412,429 446,836 110,453 152,419
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 26,712,952 28,807,283 4,638,036 6,166,870
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 2.7% 0.1% 3.4% 2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 62,950 101,881 17,834 45,228
All firms, 2012 32,335 68,733 110,267 21,211 44,507
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 41,119 63,895 11,850 26,414
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 20,366 34,576 7,026 13,551
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 28,634 31,395 4,969 4,152
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 37,891 75,344 15,444 39,088
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 4,092 7,713 1,425 3,787
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 61,658 98,227 18,637 39,103
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 2,621.6 3,884.5 494.1 917.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 308.91 233.01 555.70 628.78
FIPS Code 34035 34023 34003 34001 34029
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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