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Somerset County, New Jersey; Sussex County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey; Middlesex County, New Jersey

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Somerset County, New Jersey
Sussex County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Middlesex County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 140,488 932,202 825,062
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,934 140,488 932,202 825,062
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 323,479 148,936 905,107 810,038
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% -5.7% 3.0% 1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 144,221 955,732 863,162
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 149,265 905,116 809,858
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
4.6%
5.3%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
19.4%
21.1%
21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
18.0%
17.7%
15.5%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.3%
51.4%
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
93.3%
72.9%
60.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
2.7%
7.4%
12.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.3%
0.5%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
18.8%
2.0%
17.0%
24.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
1.7%
2.2%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
9.2%
21.0%
22.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.8%
85.1%
55.1%
41.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,579 7,188 27,237 24,709
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.1% 7.6% 30.8% 32.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,513 62,623 360,816 303,426
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 75.8% 83.1% 64.8% 63.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $430,700 $267,500 $469,500 $344,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,784 $2,244 $3,061 $2,482
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174 $965 $1,280 $1,046
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,594 $1,314 $1,506 $1,469
Building permits, 2020 1,913 220 3,380 2,757
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 118,193 53,322 339,856 285,005
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.75 2.61 2.71 2.79
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.8% 91.8% 91.2% 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.4% 9.5% 40.0% 44.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 94.5% 92.9% 92.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 92.2% 89.9% 89.7% 86.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.5% 94.9% 92.5% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 54.7% 36.1% 49.3% 43.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 7.4% 4.2% 5.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
5.7%
8.4%
9.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4% 68.2% 66.1% 64.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 63.5% 59.5% 57.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 739,850 222,300 2,016,749 1,387,200
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,475,712 551,185 9,302,959 5,084,450
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,974,693 465,836 12,577,581 15,784,943
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,609,291 1,819,816 20,349,156 11,869,778
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,117 $12,343 $22,145 $14,422
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.5 37.8 33.1 34.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $113,611 $94,520 $101,144 $89,533
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $55,828 $44,728 $51,214 $39,599
Persons in poverty, percent
5.4%
5.2%
5.7%
8.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,878 3,152 31,826 21,913
Total employment, 2019 192,626 32,062 446,836 412,429
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 16,544,280 1,433,338 28,807,283 26,712,952
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.8% 1.4% 0.1% 2.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,681 11,404 101,881 62,950
All firms, 2012 32,335 12,238 110,267 68,733
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,101 7,489 63,895 41,119
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,621 3,366 34,576 20,366
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,766 924 31,395 28,634
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,289 10,972 75,344 37,891
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,504 1,212 7,713 4,092
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 28,249 10,439 98,227 61,658
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 287.6 3,884.5 2,621.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 519.01 233.01 308.91
FIPS Code 34035 34037 34003 34023
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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