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Union County, New Jersey

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Union County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 556,341
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 556,341
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 536,464
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 536,499
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.7%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
67.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
32.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
39.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 14,948
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 30.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 203,054
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 58.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $357,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $2,705
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,196
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,248
Building permits, 2019 2,316
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 188,987
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.89
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 90.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 43.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 88.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 81.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 35.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 68.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 819,132
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,370,818
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,139,410
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,069,550
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,376,336
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,560
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 31.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $77,095
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $40,201
Persons in poverty, percent
7.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 13,965
Total employment, 2018 204,508
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 12,972,224
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 48,345
All firms, 2012 50,710
Men-owned firms, 2012 31,393
Women-owned firms, 2012 15,395
Minority-owned firms, 2012 20,768
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 28,234
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,401
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 45,572
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 5,216.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 102.86
FIPS Code 34039
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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