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

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Union County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 556,341 445,349 328,934 8,882,190
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 556,341 445,349 328,934 8,882,190
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 536,464 448,730 323,479 8,791,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.7% -0.8% 1.7% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 575,345 461,860 345,361 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 536,499 448,734 323,444 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
5.1%
5.0%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
20.7%
21.5%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.7%
17.4%
16.2%
16.6%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.8%
51.1%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
67.4%
72.9%
68.1%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.8%
18.3%
10.5%
15.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.3%
0.4%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.7%
5.4%
18.8%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
3.0%
2.1%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
32.8%
8.5%
15.2%
20.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
39.2%
66.6%
54.8%
54.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 14,080 27,906 9,579 321,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 30.1% 9.7% 25.1% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 203,054 180,471 127,513 3,641,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 58.6% 75.4% 75.8% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $367,200 $251,200 $430,700 $335,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,726 $2,115 $2,784 $2,465
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,221 $913 $1,174 $1,052
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,290 $1,346 $1,594 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 2,650 1,749 1,913 36,146
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 190,101 166,391 118,193 3,231,874
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.88 2.61 2.75 2.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.4% 89.2% 90.8% 89.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.0% 13.1% 31.4% 31.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.0% 93.3% 94.9% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.7% 88.8% 92.2% 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.4% 93.7% 94.5% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 36.0% 38.0% 54.7% 39.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.5% 7.8% 4.4% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.6%
6.0%
6.6%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.2% 65.2% 68.4% 65.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.1% 61.9% 62.5% 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 819,132 771,418 739,850 19,673,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,370,818 2,710,591 2,475,712 60,375,232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,139,410 5,496,624 4,974,693 108,854,971
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,376,336 6,868,632 5,609,291 133,665,728
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,560 $15,218 $17,117 $15,079
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.7 30.0 32.5 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $80,198 $87,416 $113,611 $82,545
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $41,603 $43,187 $55,828 $42,745
Persons in poverty, percent
9.1%
5.7%
5.4%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 13,976 10,501 9,878 233,888
Total employment, 2019 204,662 189,086 192,626 3,805,357
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 13,738,725 10,598,649 16,544,280 239,861,512
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.1% 1.6% 0.8% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 48,345 30,302 28,681 745,483
All firms, 2012 50,710 32,404 32,335 792,088
Men-owned firms, 2012 31,393 19,316 19,101 464,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 15,395 9,473 9,621 252,944
Minority-owned firms, 2012 20,768 6,296 8,766 237,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 28,234 24,687 22,289 533,808
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,401 3,105 2,504 57,996
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 45,572 27,554 28,249 707,975
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 5,216.1 561.9 1,071.7 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 102.86 798.58 301.81 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34039 34005 34035 34
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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