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Somerset County, New Jersey; Salem County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Burlington County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 62,385 556,341 445,349
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 62,385 556,341 445,349
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 66,072 536,464 448,730
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% -5.6% 3.7% -0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 64,837 575,345 461,860
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 66,083 536,499 448,734
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.6%
6.3%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
21.4%
23.3%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
19.0%
14.7%
17.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.0%
51.1%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
81.1%
67.4%
72.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
14.8%
23.8%
18.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
0.8%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
1.1%
5.7%
5.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.4%
2.2%
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
9.8%
32.8%
8.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
73.4%
39.2%
66.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 3,839 14,080 27,906
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 3.8% 30.1% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 27,606 203,054 180,471
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 71.1% 58.6% 75.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $184,600 $367,200 $251,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $1,818 $2,726 $2,115
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $814 $1,221 $913
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,019 $1,290 $1,346
Building permits, 2020 1,913 35 2,650 1,749
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 23,933 190,101 166,391
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.57 2.88 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 89.8% 90.4% 89.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 7.9% 44.0% 13.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 87.3% 90.0% 93.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 80.4% 83.7% 88.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 88.8% 86.4% 93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 21.0% 36.0% 38.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 10.3% 5.5% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
8.5%
12.6%
6.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 61.0% 68.2% 65.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 57.5% 62.1% 61.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 89,248 819,132 771,418
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 319,868 3,370,818 2,710,591
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 D 20,139,410 5,496,624
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 627,036 7,376,336 6,868,632
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $9,533 $13,560 $15,218
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 26.4 31.7 30.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $66,842 $80,198 $87,416
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $34,047 $41,603 $43,187
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
11.4%
9.1%
5.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 1,146 13,976 10,501
Total employment, 2019 192,626 16,930 204,662 189,086
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 936,828 13,738,725 10,598,649
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 3.5% 0.1% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 2,924 48,345 30,302
All firms, 2012 32,335 3,760 50,710 32,404
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 2,233 31,393 19,316
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 951 15,395 9,473
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 395 20,768 6,296
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 3,137 28,234 24,687
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 312 3,401 3,105
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 3,107 45,572 27,554
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 199.1 5,216.1 561.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 331.90 102.86 798.58
FIPS Code 34035 34033 34039 34005
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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