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

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

Union County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
572,114
274,966
65,046
345,647
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
572,114
274,966
65,046
345,647
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
575,345
274,534
64,837
345,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
0.2%
0.3%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 575,345 274,534 64,837 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 536,499 274,549 66,083 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
5.2%
5.3%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.4%
20.9%
21.8%
21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.9%
19.3%
19.1%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.2%
50.7%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.8%
71.1%
80.4%
66.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.8%
17.1%
15.2%
10.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.7%
0.6%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.0%
8.0%
1.1%
20.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.9%
2.6%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
33.6%
19.9%
10.5%
15.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.3%
55.5%
72.3%
52.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 13,155 11,934 3,307 9,982
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 30.8% 15.9% 3.8% 26.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 211,074 132,228 27,735 133,263
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 58.2% 66.9% 70.8% 75.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $393,900 $222,600 $187,400 $444,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,852 $1,999 $1,899 $2,890
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,302 $917 $847 $1,241
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,407 $1,175 $1,064 $1,722
Building permits, 2021 3,207 804 88 1,261
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 198,506 105,277 24,753 125,363
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.84 2.55 2.55 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 90.4% 87.7% 89.8% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 45.2% 26.7% 8.0% 32.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 93.2% 93.3% 91.2% 96.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 88.7% 87.7% 86.0% 94.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 87.3% 87.8% 90.5% 94.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 37.6% 29.4% 23.3% 56.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 5.7% 9.8% 11.4% 4.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.2%
8.8%
7.6%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 68.6% 63.4% 60.7% 69.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.5% 59.5% 58.4% 63.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,158,054 3,550,725 83,812 941,735
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,951,007 2,202,509 300,510 2,963,162
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,264,500 321,160 116,642 705,004
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,666,629 4,631,105 574,958 6,750,809
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,624 $17,447 $9,134 $20,417
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 30.8 25.2 26.6 31.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $87,369 $66,473 $67,898 $121,695
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $45,178 $36,143 $34,812 $61,805
Persons in poverty, percent
9.3%
15.1%
12.0%
5.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 13,934 6,128 1,135 9,773
Total employment, 2020 205,090 110,573 16,450 188,791
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 14,248,849 4,455,382 950,492 16,648,069
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2% 0.1% -2.8% -2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 49,467 18,523 2,965 29,016
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,974 5,333 950 8,671
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,754 3,134 609 5,563
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,127 1,010 S 1,383
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,880 967 S 2,088
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,927 3,781 727 5,538
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 267 S 329
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,279 4,412 719 7,237
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 5,598.6 494.2 195.4 1,144.1
Population per square mile, 2010 5,216.1 494.1 199.1 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 102.77 555.51 331.86 301.87
Land area in square miles, 2010 102.86 555.70 331.90 301.81
FIPS Code 34039 34001 34033 34035
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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