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

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Table

Sussex County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
145,543
95,661
385,898
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
145,543
95,661
385,898
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
144,221
95,263
387,340
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.9%
0.4%
-0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 144,221 95,263 387,340
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 149,265 97,265 366,513
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
4.3%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.3%
17.3%
21.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.7%
28.2%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
51.1%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.6%
91.7%
62.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.0%
4.8%
21.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.5%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.3%
1.0%
12.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
2.0%
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.5%
8.4%
19.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.3%
84.8%
46.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 6,881 6,582 12,160
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 7.9% 4.8% 23.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 62,857 99,494 150,657
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 84.2% 78.2% 63.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $282,700 $318,600 $295,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,284 $1,963 $2,385
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $989 $829 $1,022
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,387 $1,197 $1,361
Building permits, 2021 164 917 544
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 55,401 41,971 137,114
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.57 2.22 2.68
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 92.0% 87.6% 86.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 10.3% 8.5% 31.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 95.7% 94.1% 93.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 92.5% 88.3% 86.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 95.4% 94.0% 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 38.1% 35.0% 43.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 7.4% 10.2% 7.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.7%
8.8%
7.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 68.2% 56.0% 63.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 64.2% 52.4% 58.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 274,226 757,023 912,819
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 662,924 467,660 3,364,811
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 76,344 23,129 511,670
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,832,807 1,935,515 7,573,863
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $12,974 $20,749 $20,554
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 36.9 22.3 27.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $101,645 $76,237 $85,687
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $48,744 $45,689 $45,879
Persons in poverty, percent
6.1%
9.0%
10.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,093 3,729 9,669
Total employment, 2020 31,867 27,000 202,228
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,416,883 1,161,362 15,030,875
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.6% -2.1% 1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 11,486 8,698 28,098
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,109 3,450 8,207
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,998 2,043 4,988
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 536 773 1,404
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 366 180 1,843
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,493 3,042 5,099
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 144 317
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,684 2,960 6,654
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 278.1 378.7 1,725.8
Population per square mile, 2010 287.6 386.9 1,632.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 518.66 251.52 224.44
Land area in square miles, 2010 519.01 251.43 224.56
FIPS Code 34037 34009 34021
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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