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Union County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; Ocean County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Union County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 556,341 92,039 263,670 607,186 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 556,341 92,039 263,670 607,186 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 536,464 97,257 274,525 576,546 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.7% -5.4% -4.0% 5.3% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 575,345 95,263 274,534 637,229 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 536,499 97,265 274,549 576,567 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
4.4%
5.4%
7.1%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
17.3%
21.1%
24.2%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.7%
27.3%
18.6%
22.8%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.3%
51.6%
51.7%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
67.4%
91.8%
71.3%
92.7%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.8%
4.8%
17.1%
3.6%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.4%
0.7%
0.3%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.7%
1.0%
8.1%
1.9%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
1.9%
2.7%
1.4%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
32.8%
8.1%
19.4%
9.5%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
39.2%
85.0%
56.0%
84.3%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 14,080 6,720 12,325 35,973 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 30.1% 4.7% 16.5% 7.8% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 203,054 99,634 128,930 286,170 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 58.6% 77.6% 67.1% 80.0% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $367,200 $300,500 $217,900 $279,000 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,726 $1,902 $2,013 $2,034 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,221 $790 $906 $772 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,290 $1,169 $1,120 $1,428 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 2,650 675 667 3,625 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 190,101 40,171 99,850 226,160 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.88 2.25 2.61 2.61 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.4% 88.6% 86.9% 90.2% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.0% 8.5% 27.0% 12.1% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.0% 90.9% 90.6% 89.2% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.7% 84.6% 83.4% 82.3% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.4% 92.5% 87.0% 92.0% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 36.0% 32.8% 28.1% 30.0% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.5% 9.6% 9.3% 7.4% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.6%
9.2%
10.7%
7.2%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.2% 57.0% 64.4% 58.5% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.1% 52.7% 60.8% 54.4% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 819,132 592,998 4,008,546 801,532 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,370,818 443,661 1,969,273 3,185,948 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,139,410 98,208 285,412 1,400,022 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,376,336 1,639,427 4,292,714 7,695,378 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,560 $17,023 $15,586 $13,257 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.7 22.8 24.9 31.2 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $80,198 $67,074 $62,110 $70,909 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $41,603 $40,389 $33,284 $36,100 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
9.1%
9.8%
11.3%
9.0%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 13,976 3,807 6,187 13,639 9,878
Total employment, 2019 204,662 27,578 110,453 152,419 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 13,738,725 1,218,405 4,638,036 6,166,870 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.1% 1.6% 3.4% 2.0% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 48,345 8,493 17,834 45,228 28,681
All firms, 2012 50,710 10,928 21,211 44,507 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 31,393 6,043 11,850 26,414 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 15,395 3,319 7,026 13,551 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 20,768 675 4,969 4,152 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 28,234 9,985 15,444 39,088 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,401 881 1,425 3,787 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 45,572 9,437 18,637 39,103 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 5,216.1 386.9 494.1 917.0 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 102.86 251.43 555.70 628.78 301.81
FIPS Code 34039 34009 34001 34029 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., 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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