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New Jersey




Somerset County, New Jersey

   People QuickFactsSomerset CountyNew Jersey
Population, 2005 estimate 319,9008,717,925
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 7.5%3.6%
Population, 2000 297,4908,414,350
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 7.0%6.7%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 26.0%24.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 11.2%13.0%
Female persons, percent, 2005 50.9%51.3%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 (a)78.3%76.6%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a)8.8%14.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.2%0.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a)11.7%7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a)0.0%0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 1.1%1.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b)11.1%15.2%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 68.0%63.2%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 55.5%59.8%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 18.1%17.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 22.9%25.5%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 89.6%82.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 46.5%29.8%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 34,4321,389,811
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 30.130.0
 
Housing units, 2005 119,2603,443,981
Homeownership rate, 2000 77.2%65.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 24.7%36.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $235,000$170,800
 
Households, 2000 108,9843,064,645
Persons per household, 2000 2.692.68
Median household income, 2003 $77,988$56,356
Per capita money income, 1999 $37,970$27,006
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 4.7%8.9%
   Business QuickFactsSomerset CountyNew Jersey
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 9,896240,5391
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 174,8593,609,6401
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 -0.5%1.7%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 22,662556,973
 
Total number of firms, 2002 28,990708,837
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 4.4%5.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5%0.4%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 9.0%7.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 NA0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.6%7.0%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 29.4%26.1%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 4,433,87396,599,807
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 21,926,742256,925,492
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 4,423,052102,153,833
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $14,364$11,910
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 576,44215,715,595
Building permits, 2005 1,22038,588
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 1,138,63655,264,3501
   Geography QuickFactsSomerset CountyNew Jersey
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 3047,417
Persons per square mile, 2000 975.41,134.5
FIPS Code 03534
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 

1: Includes data not distributed by county.

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, 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, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:05:32 EST

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