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Somerset County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey; Passaic County, New Jersey

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Table

Somerset County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Passaic County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
572,114
953,819
648,998
518,117
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
345,647
572,114
953,819
648,998
518,117
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
345,361
575,345
955,732
637,229
524,118
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
-0.6%
-0.2%
1.8%
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 345,361 575,345 955,732 637,229 524,118
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 323,444 536,499 905,116 576,567 501,226
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
6.1%
5.0%
7.2%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
23.4%
21.0%
24.8%
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
14.9%
17.8%
22.4%
15.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.7%
51.0%
51.3%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.4%
66.8%
72.0%
92.3%
74.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.8%
23.8%
7.6%
3.8%
14.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.9%
0.6%
0.3%
1.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.1%
6.0%
17.4%
2.0%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
1.5%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.8%
33.6%
22.0%
9.8%
43.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
52.8%
38.3%
53.6%
83.7%
39.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 9,982 13,155 26,810 33,551 11,907
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 26.5% 30.8% 30.9% 7.8% 32.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 133,263 211,074 369,209 295,584 185,497
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 75.5% 58.2% 64.9% 79.7% 52.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $444,700 $393,900 $489,600 $298,800 $363,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,890 $2,852 $3,176 $2,122 $2,724
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,241 $1,302 $1,358 $816 $1,270
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,722 $1,407 $1,637 $1,538 $1,367
Building permits, 2021 1,261 3,207 4,023 3,758 1,144
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 125,363 198,506 348,674 237,729 176,203
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.71 2.84 2.70 2.62 2.91
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 89.8% 90.4% 91.2% 90.4% 91.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 32.7% 45.2% 40.6% 12.3% 49.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 96.6% 93.2% 94.9% 91.3% 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 94.4% 88.7% 92.2% 84.9% 88.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.3% 87.3% 92.9% 92.8% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 56.1% 37.6% 51.2% 32.2% 29.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 4.5% 5.7% 4.4% 7.1% 5.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
13.2%
7.0%
6.2%
14.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 69.2% 68.6% 66.8% 58.9% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.6% 63.5% 60.9% 55.5% 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 941,735 1,158,054 2,559,826 1,114,823 816,949
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,963,162 3,951,007 10,992,664 4,219,515 3,127,286
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 705,004 3,264,500 3,334,817 378,392 615,780
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,750,809 8,666,629 19,846,375 8,720,101 8,086,803
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,417 $15,624 $21,284 $14,642 $16,032
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 31.7 30.8 32.4 30.6 27.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $121,695 $87,369 $109,497 $76,644 $78,386
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $61,805 $45,178 $55,710 $39,035 $35,723
Persons in poverty, percent
5.5%
9.3%
7.5%
11.4%
14.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,773 13,934 31,724 13,765 11,902
Total employment, 2020 188,791 205,090 442,996 153,423 144,368
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,648,069 14,248,849 27,426,353 6,241,693 7,183,258
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0% 0.2% -0.9% 0.7% -0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 29,016 49,467 103,417 47,098 46,302
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,671 11,974 26,919 11,680 10,865
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,563 7,754 17,495 7,594 7,345
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,383 2,127 4,815 1,977 1,770
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,088 2,880 6,091 1,121 2,393
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,538 7,927 18,410 9,664 7,559
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 329 S 1,007 525 499
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,237 10,279 23,401 10,142 9,533
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,144.1 5,598.6 4,105.6 1,014.2 2,817.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,071.7 5,216.1 3,884.5 917.0 2,715.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 301.87 102.77 232.79 628.29 186.01
Land area in square miles, 2010 301.81 102.86 233.01 628.78 184.59
FIPS Code 34035 34039 34003 34029 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., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). 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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