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Union County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey; Bergen County, New Jersey

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Table

Union County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
572,114
345,647
953,819
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
572,114
345,647
953,819
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
575,345
345,361
955,732
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
0.1%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 575,345 345,361 955,732
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 536,499 323,444 905,116
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
4.8%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.4%
21.3%
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.9%
16.7%
17.8%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.7%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.8%
66.4%
72.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.8%
10.8%
7.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.4%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.0%
20.1%
17.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.2%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
33.6%
15.8%
22.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.3%
52.8%
53.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 13,155 9,982 26,810
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 30.8% 26.5% 30.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 211,074 133,263 369,209
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 58.2% 75.5% 64.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $393,900 $444,700 $489,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,852 $2,890 $3,176
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,302 $1,241 $1,358
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,407 $1,722 $1,637
Building permits, 2021 3,207 1,261 4,023
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 198,506 125,363 348,674
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.84 2.71 2.70
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 90.4% 89.8% 91.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 45.2% 32.7% 40.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 93.2% 96.6% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 88.7% 94.4% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 87.3% 94.3% 92.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 37.6% 56.1% 51.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 5.7% 4.5% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.2%
6.2%
7.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 68.6% 69.2% 66.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.5% 63.6% 60.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,158,054 941,735 2,559,826
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,951,007 2,963,162 10,992,664
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,264,500 705,004 3,334,817
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,666,629 6,750,809 19,846,375
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,624 $20,417 $21,284
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 30.8 31.7 32.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $87,369 $121,695 $109,497
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $45,178 $61,805 $55,710
Persons in poverty, percent
9.2%
4.8%
6.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 13,934 9,773 31,724
Total employment, 2020 205,090 188,791 442,996
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 14,248,849 16,648,069 27,426,353
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2% -2.0% -0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 49,467 29,016 103,417
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,974 8,671 26,919
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,754 5,563 17,495
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,127 1,383 4,815
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,880 2,088 6,091
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,927 5,538 18,410
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 329 1,007
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,279 7,237 23,401
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 5,598.6 1,144.1 4,105.6
Population per square mile, 2010 5,216.1 1,071.7 3,884.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 102.77 301.87 232.79
Land area in square miles, 2010 102.86 301.81 233.01
FIPS Code 34039 34035 34003
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 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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