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Somerset County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 825,062 367,430 556,341 263,670
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 825,062 367,430 556,341 263,670
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 810,038 367,485 536,464 274,525
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 1.9% 0.0% 3.7% -4.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 863,162 387,340 575,345 274,534
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 809,858 366,513 536,499 274,549
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.7%
5.6%
6.3%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
21.7%
21.2%
23.3%
21.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
15.5%
15.6%
14.7%
18.6%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.6%
51.1%
51.1%
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
60.1%
63.3%
67.4%
71.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
12.0%
21.5%
23.8%
17.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.7%
0.6%
0.8%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
24.9%
11.9%
5.7%
8.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.3%
2.5%
2.2%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
22.1%
18.5%
32.8%
19.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
41.7%
48.2%
39.2%
56.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 24,709 12,035 14,080 12,325
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 32.8% 22.9% 30.1% 16.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 303,426 145,125 203,054 128,930
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 63.5% 63.1% 58.6% 67.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $344,100 $291,100 $367,200 $217,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,482 $2,315 $2,726 $2,013
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,046 $1,020 $1,221 $906
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,469 $1,266 $1,290 $1,120
Building permits, 2020 1,913 2,757 832 2,650 667
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 285,005 129,936 190,101 99,850
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.79 2.70 2.88 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.6% 85.6% 90.4% 86.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 44.5% 30.5% 44.0% 27.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 92.6% 91.5% 90.0% 90.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 86.4% 83.0% 83.7% 83.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 89.8% 88.5% 86.4% 87.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 43.6% 42.6% 36.0% 28.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 5.6% 6.5% 5.5% 9.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
9.1%
9.6%
12.6%
10.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 64.4% 64.3% 68.2% 64.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 57.8% 59.2% 62.1% 60.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 1,387,200 731,437 819,132 4,008,546
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 5,084,450 2,981,025 3,370,818 1,969,273
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 15,784,943 2,220,326 20,139,410 285,412
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 11,869,778 5,127,391 7,376,336 4,292,714
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $14,422 $13,922 $13,560 $15,586
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 34.4 28.3 31.7 24.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $89,533 $81,057 $80,198 $62,110
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $39,599 $43,086 $41,603 $33,284
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
8.5%
11.9%
9.1%
11.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 21,913 9,694 13,976 6,187
Total employment, 2019 192,626 412,429 199,859 204,662 110,453
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 26,712,952 14,128,509 13,738,725 4,638,036
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 2.7% 1.0% 0.1% 3.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 62,950 27,402 48,345 17,834
All firms, 2012 32,335 68,733 29,640 50,710 21,211
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 41,119 17,106 31,393 11,850
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 20,366 9,492 15,395 7,026
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 28,634 8,543 20,768 4,969
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 37,891 19,683 28,234 15,444
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 4,092 2,223 3,401 1,425
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 61,658 25,807 45,572 18,637
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 2,621.6 1,632.2 5,216.1 494.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 308.91 224.56 102.86 555.70
FIPS Code 34035 34023 34021 34039 34001
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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