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Union County, New Jersey; Cape May County, New Jersey; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Table

Union County, New Jersey
Cape May County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
572,114
95,661
129,924
345,647
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
572,114
95,661
129,924
345,647
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
575,345
95,263
128,947
345,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
0.4%
0.8%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 575,345 95,263 128,947 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 536,499 97,265 128,349 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
4.3%
4.2%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.4%
17.3%
18.8%
21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.9%
28.2%
20.1%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.1%
50.3%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.8%
91.7%
89.9%
66.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.8%
4.8%
3.3%
10.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.5%
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.0%
1.0%
4.8%
20.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.0%
1.6%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
33.6%
8.4%
7.8%
15.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.3%
84.8%
83.1%
52.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 14,124 6,732 5,058 9,859
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 30.1% 4.4% 10.2% 25.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 211,074 99,494 51,915 133,263
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 58.9% 78.0% 83.9% 75.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $378,700 $306,200 $418,700 $436,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,751 $1,846 $2,787 $2,795
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,241 $802 $1,153 $1,194
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,335 $1,176 $1,443 $1,636
Building permits, 2021 3,207 917 688 1,261
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 191,862 40,670 47,647 119,721
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.86 2.22 2.54 2.72
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.7% 88.2% 91.5% 90.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 44.2% 8.2% 12.9% 31.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.7% 93.4% 94.9% 95.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 86.7% 87.0% 91.9% 93.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 87.1% 93.4% 95.5% 94.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 37.1% 33.6% 54.0% 55.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 5.9% 10.1% 5.2% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.2%
8.8%
5.1%
6.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.4% 56.4% 65.4% 68.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.1% 52.4% 62.3% 63.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,158,054 757,023 256,520 941,735
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,951,007 467,660 1,005,379 2,963,162
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,264,500 23,129 101,063 705,004
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,666,629 1,935,515 2,478,717 6,750,809
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,624 $20,749 $19,818 $20,417
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 31.3 22.3 35.1 32.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $82,644 $72,385 $117,858 $116,510
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $42,606 $42,987 $58,795 $58,021
Persons in poverty, percent
9.2%
9.6%
4.1%
4.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 13,934 3,729 3,709 9,773
Total employment, 2020 205,090 27,000 45,314 188,791
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 14,248,849 1,161,362 2,970,315 16,648,069
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2% -2.1% -2.5% -2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 49,467 8,698 12,288 29,016
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,974 3,450 3,411 8,671
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,754 2,043 2,154 5,563
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,127 773 577 1,383
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,880 180 302 2,088
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,927 3,042 2,736 5,538
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 144 151 329
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,279 2,960 2,857 7,237
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 5,598.6 378.7 301.4 1,144.1
Population per square mile, 2010 5,216.1 386.9 300.0 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 102.77 251.52 427.84 301.87
Land area in square miles, 2010 102.86 251.43 427.82 301.81
FIPS Code 34039 34009 34019 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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 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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