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Somerset County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
346,875
861,418
380,688
952,997
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
346,875
861,418
380,688
952,997
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
345,356
863,183
387,340
955,746
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
0.4%
-0.2%
-1.7%
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 863,162 387,340 955,732
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 809,858 366,513 905,116
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
5.3%
5.5%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.8%
21.2%
21.4%
20.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.3%
16.3%
16.5%
18.3%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
50.2%
50.6%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
65.6%
57.8%
61.3%
71.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
11.0%
12.9%
21.8%
7.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.8%
0.7%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.7%
26.1%
13.0%
17.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.3%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.4%
2.8%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
16.4%
23.2%
20.4%
22.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.5%
38.9%
45.2%
52.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 9,982 23,506 12,160 26,810
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 26.5% 33.4% 23.6% 30.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 133,445 317,338 150,710 369,376
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 75.5% 63.9% 63.0% 64.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $444,700 $362,900 $295,400 $489,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,890 $2,586 $2,385 $3,176
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,241 $1,105 $1,022 $1,358
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,722 $1,612 $1,361 $1,637
Building permits, 2022 907 2,474 643 3,953
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 125,363 299,455 137,114 348,674
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.71 2.78 2.68 2.70
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.8% 89.0% 86.1% 91.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 32.7% 45.6% 31.2% 40.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 96.6% 94.6% 93.3% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 94.4% 90.6% 86.6% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.3% 89.9% 89.6% 92.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 56.1% 44.8% 43.6% 51.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 4.5% 6.0% 7.1% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.3%
7.7%
7.7%
7.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 69.2% 65.7% 63.7% 66.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.6% 59.4% 58.8% 60.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 1,790,517 912,819 2,559,826
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 6,618,597 3,364,811 10,992,664
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 4,487,136 511,670 3,334,817
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 14,855,971 7,573,863 19,846,375
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $17,964 $20,554 $21,284
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 31.7 33.6 27.6 32.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $121,695 $96,883 $85,687 $109,497
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $61,805 $43,300 $45,879 $55,710
Persons in poverty, percent
5.5%
8.0%
10.4%
7.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 9,727 21,897 9,706 31,524
Total employment, 2021 179,324 395,031 187,231 401,499
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 17,314,893 29,193,608 15,180,911 29,037,952
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -5.0% -4.7% -7.4% -9.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 28,926 65,382 27,793 102,546
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 18,457 8,207 26,919
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 11,407 4,988 17,495
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 3,619 1,404 4,815
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 6,860 1,843 6,091
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 9,835 5,099 18,410
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 S 317 1,007
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 15,981 6,654 23,401
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 2,791.4 1,725.8 4,105.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 2,621.6 1,632.2 3,884.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 309.22 224.44 232.79
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 308.91 224.56 233.01
FIPS Code 34035 34023 34021 34003
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.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). 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.

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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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