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Somerset County, New Jersey; Monmouth County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 618,795 367,430 92,039 140,488
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 618,795 367,430 92,039 140,488
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 630,362 367,485 97,257 148,936
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% -1.8% 0.0% -5.4% -5.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 643,615 387,340 95,263 144,221
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 630,380 366,513 97,265 149,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
4.9%
5.6%
4.4%
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
20.9%
21.2%
17.3%
19.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
18.2%
15.6%
27.3%
18.0%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.3%
51.1%
51.3%
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
84.8%
63.3%
91.8%
93.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
7.5%
21.5%
4.8%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.3%
0.6%
0.4%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
5.6%
11.9%
1.0%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
1.8%
2.5%
1.9%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
11.1%
18.5%
8.1%
9.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
75.1%
48.2%
85.0%
85.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 24,383 12,035 6,720 7,188
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 13.6% 22.9% 4.7% 7.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 262,925 145,125 99,634 62,623
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 73.8% 63.1% 77.6% 83.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $421,900 $291,100 $300,500 $267,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,698 $2,315 $1,902 $2,244
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $1,130 $1,020 $790 $965
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,399 $1,266 $1,169 $1,314
Building permits, 2020 1,913 2,638 832 675 220
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 235,362 129,936 40,171 53,322
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.61 2.70 2.25 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 90.8% 85.6% 88.6% 91.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 17.9% 30.5% 8.5% 9.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 93.0% 91.5% 90.9% 94.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 88.6% 83.0% 84.6% 89.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 93.4% 88.5% 92.5% 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 46.0% 42.6% 32.8% 36.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 6.4% 6.5% 9.6% 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
7.1%
9.6%
9.2%
5.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 66.2% 64.3% 57.0% 68.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 59.9% 59.2% 52.7% 63.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 1,318,879 731,437 592,998 222,300
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 4,809,461 2,981,025 443,661 551,185
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 3,053,144 2,220,326 98,208 465,836
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 11,026,097 5,127,391 1,639,427 1,819,816
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $17,519 $13,922 $17,023 $12,343
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 35.0 28.3 22.8 37.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $99,733 $81,057 $67,074 $94,520
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $51,700 $43,086 $40,389 $44,728
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
6.2%
11.9%
9.8%
5.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 19,308 9,694 3,807 3,152
Total employment, 2019 192,626 248,962 199,859 27,578 32,062
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 13,224,043 14,128,509 1,218,405 1,433,338
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 2.1% 1.0% 1.6% 1.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 58,473 27,402 8,493 11,404
All firms, 2012 32,335 64,460 29,640 10,928 12,238
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 38,993 17,106 6,043 7,489
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 18,167 9,492 3,319 3,366
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 10,636 8,543 675 924
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 51,804 19,683 9,985 10,972
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 4,813 2,223 881 1,212
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 57,426 25,807 9,437 10,439
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 1,344.7 1,632.2 386.9 287.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 468.79 224.56 251.43 519.01
FIPS Code 34035 34025 34021 34009 34037
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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