Hudson County, NJ

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Population

691,643

2.01% growth

Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$67,154

5.24% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

370,696

3.72% growth

Median Property Value

$377,800

2.05% growth

About

In 2017, Hudson County, NJ had a population of 692k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $67,154. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hudson County, NJ grew from 677,983 to 691,643, a 2.01% increase and its median household income grew from $63,808 to $67,154, a 5.24% increase.

The population of Hudson County, NJ is 43.1% Hispanic or Latino, 28.4% White Alone, and 15.6% Asian Alone. 58.7% of the people in Hudson County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 76.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hudson County, NJ are Stevens Institute of Technology (2,721 degrees awarded in 2016), New Jersey City University (1,821 degrees), and Hudson County Community College (1,008 degrees).

The median property value in Hudson County, NJ is $377,800, and the homeownership rate is 31.7%. Most people in Hudson County, NJ commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 35.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Hudson County, NJ is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hudson County, NJ employs 371k people. The largest industries in Hudson County, NJ are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,426 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (39,182 people), and Retail Trade (38,244 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($95,131), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,489), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,503).

Median household income in Hudson County, NJ is $67,154. Males in Hudson County, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,638. The income inequality in Hudson County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,154

2017 value

± $3,928

5.24%

1 Year Growth

± 6.51%

Households in Hudson County, NJ have a median annual income of $67,154, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,808 in 2016, which represents a 5.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,424

Average Male Salary

± $1,628

$62,638

Average Female Salary

± $1,187

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $82,096 ± $2,933

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $70,592 ± $66,407

  3. White

    $69,144 ± $1,183

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hudson County, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.49

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.562% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 183.02

  2. Census Tract 183.01

  3. Census Tract 192

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hudson County, NJ was Census Tract 183.02 with a value of $233,162, followed by Census Tract 183.01 and Census Tract 192, with respective values of $227,396 and $195,433.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hudson County, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hudson County, NJ (115k out of 672k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    63,309 ± 1,843

  2. White

    60,584 ± 1,836

  3. Black

    19,235 ± 1,034

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hudson County, NJ is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

371k

2017 Value

± 10,371

3.72%

1 Year growth

± 3.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hudson County, NJ grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 357k employees to 371k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hudson County, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,703 people), Management Occupations (40,108 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,467 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hudson County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hudson County, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,703 people), Management Occupations (40,108 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,467 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hudson County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.61 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hudson County, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($97,312), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,555), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($87,385).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

371k

2017 Value

± 10,371

3.72%

1 Year growth

± 3.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hudson County, NJ grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 357k employees to 371k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hudson County, NJ, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,426 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (39,182 people), and Retail Trade (38,244 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hudson County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Hudson County, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hudson County, NJ, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,426 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (39,182 people), and Retail Trade (38,244 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hudson County, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.13 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.08 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hudson County, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($95,131), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,489), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,503).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Hudson County, NJ has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 7.82% on Medicare, 8.31% on non-group plans, and 0.602% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hudson County, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Hudson County, NJ see 1923 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.29% increase from the previous year (1880 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1889 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,923 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hudson County, NJ see an average of 1,923 patients per year. This represents a 2.29% increase from the previous year (1,880 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hudson County, NJ in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

47.7%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

7.82%

Medicare

8.31%

Non-Group

0.602%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hudson County, NJ declined by 6.77% from 13.6% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hudson County, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hudson County, NJ is home to a population of 692k people, from which 76.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 42.3% of Hudson County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (292k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hudson County, NJ is composed of 298k Hispanic or Latino residents (43.1%), 197k White Alone residents (28.4%), 108k Asian Alone residents (15.6%), 72.6k Black or African American Alone residents (10.5%), 13k Two or More Races residents (1.88%), 2.18k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.316%), 1.04k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.15%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hudson County, NJ are Spanish (243,495 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (18,205 speakers), and Hindi (17,866 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hudson County, NJ was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Hudson County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hudson County, NJ residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

42.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

292k people

42.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

285k people

As of 2017, 42.3% of Hudson County, NJ residents (292k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hudson County, NJ was 42.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    283,401 ± 12,863 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    186,056 ± 10,480 people

  3. Mexico

    122,971 ± 8,550 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 283,401 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 186,056 and Mexico with 122,971.

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Citizenship

76.6%

2017 Citizenship

76.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 76.6% of Hudson County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hudson County, NJ was 76.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    298k ± 13.4k

  2. White Alone

    197k ± 590

  3. Asian Alone

    108k ± 1.83k

In 2017, there were 1.52 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (298k people) in Hudson County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 197k White Alone and 108k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hudson County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    243,495 speakers (37.8%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    18,205 speakers (2.83%)

  3. Hindi

    17,866 speakers (2.77%)

58.7% of Hudson County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Hudson County, NJ was Spanish. 37.8% of the overall population of Hudson County, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 2.83% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.77% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,635 ± 898

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,709 ± 853

  3. Korea

    1,468 ± 757

Hudson County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hudson County, NJ awarded 6,782 degrees. The student population of Hudson County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 12,970 male students and 15,617 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hudson County, NJ are White (1,576 and 28.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,574 and 28.4%), Unknown (1,049 and 18.9%), and Black or African American (712 and 12.9%).

The largest universities in Hudson County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Stevens Institute of Technology (2,721 and 40.1%), New Jersey City University (1,821 and 26.9%), and Hudson County Community College (1,008 and 14.9%).

The most popular majors in Hudson County, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (523 and 7.71%), Mechanical Engineering (360 and 5.31%), and Systems Engineering (334 and 4.92%).

The median tuition costs in Hudson County, NJ are $40,632 for private four year colleges, and $8,114 and $17,142 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 191 degrees awarded

  2. 165 degrees awarded

  3. 240 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hudson County, NJ was Registered Nursing with 191 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hudson County, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,721 degrees awarded

  2. 1,821 degrees awarded

  3. 1,008 degrees awarded

$8,114

Median In-State Public

$40,632

Median Private

In 2016, the Hudson County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stevens Institute of Technology with 2,721 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,471

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,311

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,471 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hudson County, NJ, which is 1.05 times more than the 3,311 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,576 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,574 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    1,049 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hudson County, NJ were to White students. These 1,576 degrees mean that there were 1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,574 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hudson County, NJ was $377,800 in 2017, which is 1.74 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $370,200 to $377,800, a 2.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Hudson County, NJ is 31.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hudson County, NJ have an average commute time of 35.6 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in Hudson County, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$67,154

Median Household Income

± $3,928

252k

Number of Households

± 8,107

In 2017, the median household income of the 252k households in Hudson County, NJ grew to $67,154 from the previous year's value of $63,808.

The following chart displays the households in Hudson County, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$377,800

2017 Median

± $8,660

$370,200

2016 Median

± $9,802

In 2017, the median property value in Hudson County, NJ grew to to $377,800 from the previous year's value of $370,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hudson County, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hudson County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hudson County, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hudson County, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

31.7%

2017 Homeownership

30.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 31.7% of the housing units in Hudson County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 30.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hudson County, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hudson County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hudson County, NJ have 1 car, followed by 0 cars.

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Commute Time

35.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hudson County, NJ have a longer commute time (35.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.54% of the workforce in Hudson County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Public Transit

    44.7%

  2. Drove Alone

    35.4%

  3. Walked

    7.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hudson County, NJ was Public Transit (44.7%), followed by those who Drove Alone (35.4%) and those who Walked (7.64%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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