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Somerset County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey; Gloucester County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Gloucester County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
518,117
304,477
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
518,117
304,477
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
524,118
302,294
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
-1.1%
0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 524,118 302,294
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 501,226 288,288
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
6.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
23.7%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
15.3%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.8%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
74.5%
82.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
14.9%
11.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.7%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
5.9%
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.7%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
43.7%
7.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
39.5%
76.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 9,982 11,907 15,467
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 26.5% 32.1% 5.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 185,497 117,752
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 75.5% 52.2% 80.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $444,700 $363,700 $232,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,890 $2,724 $2,148
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,241 $1,270 $946
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,722 $1,367 $1,301
Building permits, 2021 1,261 1,144 675
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 125,363 176,203 109,290
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.71 2.91 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.8% 91.1% 89.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 32.7% 49.8% 9.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 96.6% 92.5% 94.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 94.4% 88.3% 90.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.3% 85.0% 93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 56.1% 29.8% 34.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 4.5% 5.3% 8.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
14.4%
5.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 69.2% 66.2% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.6% 60.5% 62.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 816,949 562,212
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 3,127,286 1,682,365
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 615,780 629,439
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 8,086,803 4,813,242
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $16,032 $16,535
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 31.7 27.5 30.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $121,695 $78,386 $93,208
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $61,805 $35,723 $42,742
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
16.9%
7.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 11,902 6,155
Total employment, 2020 188,791 144,368 104,007
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 7,183,258 4,499,033
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% -0.7% 6.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 46,302 17,578
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 10,865 4,929
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 7,345 3,001
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 1,770 919
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 2,393 546
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 7,559 3,824
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 499 273
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 9,533 4,064
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 2,817.6 938.8
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 2,715.3 895.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 186.01 322.00
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 184.59 322.01
FIPS Code 34035 34031 34015
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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