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Somerset County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
860,807
65,046
518,117
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
860,807
65,046
518,117
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
863,162
64,837
524,118
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
-0.3%
0.3%
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 863,162 64,837 524,118
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 809,858 66,083 501,226
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
5.4%
5.3%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
21.6%
21.8%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
15.9%
19.1%
15.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.2%
50.7%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
58.6%
80.4%
74.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
12.5%
15.2%
14.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.8%
0.6%
1.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
25.7%
1.1%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.6%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
22.7%
10.5%
43.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
39.9%
72.3%
39.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 9,982 23,506 3,307 11,907
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 26.5% 33.4% 3.8% 32.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 317,113 27,735 185,497
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 75.5% 63.9% 70.8% 52.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $444,700 $362,900 $187,400 $363,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,890 $2,586 $1,899 $2,724
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,241 $1,105 $847 $1,270
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,722 $1,612 $1,064 $1,367
Building permits, 2021 1,261 3,269 88 1,144
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 125,363 299,455 24,753 176,203
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.71 2.78 2.55 2.91
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.8% 89.0% 89.8% 91.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 32.7% 45.6% 8.0% 49.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 96.6% 94.6% 91.2% 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 94.4% 90.6% 86.0% 88.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.3% 89.9% 90.5% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 56.1% 44.8% 23.3% 29.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 4.5% 6.0% 11.4% 5.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
8.1%
7.6%
14.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 69.2% 65.7% 60.7% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.6% 59.4% 58.4% 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 1,790,517 83,812 816,949
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 6,618,597 300,510 3,127,286
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 4,487,136 116,642 615,780
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 14,855,971 574,958 8,086,803
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $17,964 $9,134 $16,032
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 31.7 33.6 26.6 27.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $121,695 $96,883 $67,898 $78,386
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $61,805 $43,300 $34,812 $35,723
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
7.4%
12.2%
16.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 21,651 1,135 11,902
Total employment, 2020 188,791 414,357 16,450 144,368
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 27,479,017 950,492 7,183,258
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% 0.5% -2.8% -0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 64,680 2,965 46,302
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 18,457 950 10,865
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 11,407 609 7,345
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 3,619 S 1,770
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 6,860 S 2,393
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 9,835 727 7,559
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 S S 499
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 15,981 719 9,533
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 2,791.4 195.4 2,817.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 2,621.6 199.1 2,715.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 309.22 331.86 186.01
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 308.91 331.90 184.59
FIPS Code 34035 34023 34033 34031
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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