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Somerset County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Monmouth County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
860,807
645,354
648,998
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
860,807
645,354
648,998
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
863,162
643,615
637,229
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
-0.3%
0.3%
1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 863,162 643,615 637,229
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 809,858 630,380 576,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
5.4%
4.9%
7.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
21.6%
20.8%
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
15.9%
18.7%
22.4%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.2%
51.0%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
58.6%
84.7%
92.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
12.5%
7.3%
3.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.8%
0.3%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
25.7%
5.7%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.3%
1.9%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
22.7%
11.4%
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
39.9%
74.9%
83.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,859 24,204 24,343 34,308
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 25.9% 32.9% 13.5% 7.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 317,113 269,917 295,584
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.7% 63.7% 74.3% 80.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $436,700 $351,400 $435,300 $286,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,795 $2,492 $2,717 $2,050
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,194 $1,067 $1,139 $785
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,636 $1,495 $1,437 $1,459
Building permits, 2021 1,261 3,269 2,350 3,758
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 119,721 287,971 238,235 229,454
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.72 2.77 2.58 2.59
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.2% 89.3% 90.9% 90.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6% 44.9% 17.6% 12.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.8% 93.5% 94.1% 90.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 93.4% 88.1% 90.6% 84.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.2% 89.9% 93.7% 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 55.6% 44.4% 47.3% 31.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.4% 5.9% 6.4% 7.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
8.1%
7.0%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.8% 65.1% 66.4% 58.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.2% 58.8% 60.5% 54.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 1,790,517 1,798,734 1,114,823
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 6,618,597 6,222,476 4,219,515
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 4,487,136 824,577 378,392
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 14,855,971 12,274,645 8,720,101
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $17,964 $19,730 $14,642
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.4 34.3 34.8 31.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $116,510 $91,731 $103,523 $72,679
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $58,021 $40,933 $53,886 $37,041
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
7.4%
5.9%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 21,651 19,194 13,765
Total employment, 2020 188,791 414,357 249,614 153,423
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 27,479,017 13,456,166 6,241,693
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% 0.5% 0.3% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 64,680 59,923 47,098
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 18,457 16,436 11,680
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 11,407 10,628 7,594
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 3,619 3,102 1,977
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 6,860 2,497 1,121
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 9,835 12,686 9,664
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 S 704 525
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 15,981 14,456 10,142
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 2,791.4 1,374.7 1,014.2
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 2,621.6 1,344.7 917.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 309.22 468.18 628.29
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 308.91 468.79 628.78
FIPS Code 34035 34023 34025 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., 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 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 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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