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

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Union County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Salem County, New Jersey
Burlington County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 556,341 328,934 62,385 445,349 124,371
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 556,341 328,934 62,385 445,349 124,371
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 536,464 323,479 66,072 448,730 127,361
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.7% 1.7% -5.6% -0.8% -2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 575,345 345,361 64,837 461,860 128,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 536,499 323,444 66,083 448,734 128,349
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
5.0%
5.6%
5.1%
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
21.5%
21.4%
20.7%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.7%
16.2%
19.0%
17.4%
19.4%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
51.0%
50.8%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
67.4%
68.1%
81.1%
72.9%
91.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.8%
10.5%
14.8%
18.3%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.4%
0.6%
0.3%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.7%
18.8%
1.1%
5.4%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.1%
2.4%
3.0%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
32.8%
15.2%
9.8%
8.5%
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
39.2%
54.8%
73.4%
66.6%
84.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 14,080 9,579 3,839 27,906 5,439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 30.1% 25.1% 3.8% 9.7% 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 203,054 127,513 27,606 180,471 50,563
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 58.6% 75.8% 71.1% 75.4% 82.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $367,200 $430,700 $184,600 $251,200 $415,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,726 $2,784 $1,818 $2,115 $2,735
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,221 $1,174 $814 $913 $1,129
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,290 $1,594 $1,019 $1,346 $1,446
Building permits, 2020 2,650 1,913 35 1,749 319
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 190,101 118,193 23,933 166,391 47,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.88 2.75 2.57 2.61 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.4% 90.8% 89.8% 89.2% 91.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.0% 31.4% 7.9% 13.1% 11.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.0% 94.9% 87.3% 93.3% 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.7% 92.2% 80.4% 88.8% 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.4% 94.5% 88.8% 93.7% 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 36.0% 54.7% 21.0% 38.0% 52.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.5% 4.4% 10.3% 7.8% 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.6%
6.6%
8.5%
6.0%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.2% 68.4% 61.0% 65.2% 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.1% 62.5% 57.5% 61.9% 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 819,132 739,850 89,248 771,418 206,253
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,370,818 2,475,712 319,868 2,710,591 794,379
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,139,410 4,974,693 D 5,496,624 1,400,241
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,376,336 5,609,291 627,036 6,868,632 2,349,986
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,560 $17,117 $9,533 $15,218 $18,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.7 32.5 26.4 30.0 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $80,198 $113,611 $66,842 $87,416 $115,379
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $41,603 $55,828 $34,047 $43,187 $57,098
Persons in poverty, percent
9.1%
5.4%
11.4%
5.7%
4.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 13,976 9,878 1,146 10,501 3,726
Total employment, 2019 204,662 192,626 16,930 189,086 46,480
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 13,738,725 16,544,280 936,828 10,598,649 2,917,042
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.1% 0.8% 3.5% 1.6% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 48,345 28,681 2,924 30,302 12,208
All firms, 2012 50,710 32,335 3,760 32,404 13,804
Men-owned firms, 2012 31,393 19,101 2,233 19,316 8,340
Women-owned firms, 2012 15,395 9,621 951 9,473 3,857
Minority-owned firms, 2012 20,768 8,766 395 6,296 1,418
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 28,234 22,289 3,137 24,687 12,013
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,401 2,504 312 3,105 1,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 45,572 28,249 3,107 27,554 11,980
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 5,216.1 1,071.7 199.1 561.9 300.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 102.86 301.81 331.90 798.58 427.82
FIPS Code 34039 34035 34033 34005 34019
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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