Elizabeth, NJ

Census Place

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Population
128,153
0.935% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Median Age
33.9

Poverty Rate
18.4%

Median Household Income
$46,975
3.96% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$273,700
1.86% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
62,430
0.127% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Elizabeth, NJ had a population of 128k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $46,975. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Elizabeth, NJ declined from 129,363 to 128,153, a -0.935% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,186 to $46,975, a 3.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elizabeth, NJ are White (Hispanic) (31.7%), Other (Hispanic) (27.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (13.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.49%). NaNk% of the people in Elizabeth, NJ speak a non-English language, and 72.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elizabeth, NJ are Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok (8 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Elizabeth, NJ is $273,700, and the homeownership rate is 24.4%. Most people in Elizabeth, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Elizabeth, NJ is 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Jersey across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.7%), followed by Other (2.9%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Elizabeth, NJ is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Jersey
66.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 18, 2006
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who was appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Elizabeth, NJ have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Elizabeth, NJ is home to a population of 128k people, from which 72.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 46.2% of Elizabeth, NJ residents were born outside of the country (59.2k people).

In 2018, there were 1.14 times more White (Hispanic) residents (40.6k people) in Elizabeth, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.7k Other (Hispanic) and 21.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elizabeth, NJ
  1. White (Hispanic)
    40.6k ± 2.36k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    35.7k ± 2.08k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.4k ± 1.15k
64.5%
Hispanic Population
82.6k people

In 2018, there were 1.14 times more White (Hispanic) residents (40.6k people) in Elizabeth, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.7k Other (Hispanic) and 21.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

64.5% of the people in Elizabeth, NJ are hispanic (82.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Elizabeth, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

46.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
59.2k people
46.9%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
60.7k people

As of 2018, 46.2% of Elizabeth, NJ residents (59.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elizabeth, NJ was 46.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

21
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Elizabeth, NJ was 33.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Elizabeth, NJ are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Elizabeth, NJ residents was 34.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    251,165 ± 12,131 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    162,243 ± 9,799 people
  3. Mexico
    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

72.5%
2018 Citizenship
72.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 72.5% of Elizabeth, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Elizabeth, NJ was 72.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    464 ± 124
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    371 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    238 ± 113

Elizabeth, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Elizabeth, NJ is $46,975. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Elizabeth, NJ was Census Tract 321 with a value of $97,582, followed by Census Tract 308.02 and Census Tract 320.01, with respective values of $73,523 and $63,267.

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Elizabeth, NJ employs 62.4k people. The largest industries in Elizabeth, NJ are Transportation & Warehousing (9,268 people), Retail Trade (7,246 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,991 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,484), Information ($54,962), and Public Administration ($50,359).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,975
2018 value
± $1,318
3.96%
1 Year Growth
± 3.93%

Households in Elizabeth, NJ have a median annual income of $46,975, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,186 in 2017, which represents a 3.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,612
$61,412
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,170

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Jersey
  1. Asian
    $79,679 ± $3,060
  2. White
    $67,619 ± $1,158
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Jersey.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elizabeth, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.493
2017 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.491
2016 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. 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 321
  2. Census Tract 308.02
  3. Census Tract 320.01

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elizabeth, NJ was Census Tract 321 with a value of $97,582, followed by Census Tract 308.02 and Census Tract 320.01, with respective values of $73,523 and $63,267.

The following map shows all of the places in Elizabeth, 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

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elizabeth, NJ (23.3k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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
    15,189 ± 949
  2. White
    8,258 ± 675
  3. Other
    8,258 ± 730

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

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

62.4k
2018 Value
± 1,852
0.127%
1 Year growth
± 4.25%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Elizabeth, NJ grew at a rate of 0.127%, from 62.4k employees to 62.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elizabeth, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,962 people), Material Moving Occupations (6,092 people), and Transportation Occupations (6,018 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elizabeth, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elizabeth, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,962 people), Material Moving Occupations (6,092 people), and Transportation Occupations (6,018 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elizabeth, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.62 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.6 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elizabeth, NJ, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,120), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,993).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

62.4k
2018 Value
± 1,852
0.127%
1 Year growth
± 4.25%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Elizabeth, NJ grew at a rate of 0.127%, from 62.4k employees to 62.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elizabeth, NJ, are Transportation & Warehousing (9,268 people), Retail Trade (7,246 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,991 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elizabeth, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth, NJ, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (9,268 people), Retail Trade (7,246 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,991 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elizabeth, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (3.37 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.81 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elizabeth, NJ, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,484), Information ($54,962), and Public Administration ($50,359).

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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 in New Jersey
$734B
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Elizabeth, NJ awarded 8 degrees. The student population of Elizabeth, NJ is skewed towards men, with 43 male students and 0 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elizabeth, NJ are White (8 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Elizabeth, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok (8 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elizabeth, NJ are Talmudic Studies (8 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Elizabeth, NJ are $10,400 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elizabeth, NJ was Talmudic Studies with 8 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
8 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$10,400
Median Private

In 2017, the Elizabeth, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok with 8 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8
Degrees Awarded to Men
0
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 8 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elizabeth, NJ, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 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
    8 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    0 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elizabeth, NJ were to White students. These 8 degrees mean that there were Infinityk times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elizabeth, NJ was $273,700 in 2018, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $268,700 to $273,700, a 1.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Elizabeth, NJ is 24.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elizabeth, NJ have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elizabeth, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$273,700
2018 Median
± $6,012
$268,700
2017 Median
± $5,487

In 2018, the median property value in Elizabeth, NJ grew to to $273,700 from the previous year's value of $268,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$46,975
Median Household Income
± $1,318
40.4k
Number of Households
± 1,300

In 2018, the median household income of the 40.4k households in Elizabeth, NJ grew to $46,975 from the previous year's value of $45,186.

The following chart displays the households in Elizabeth, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

24.4%
2018 Homeownership
24.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 24.4% of the housing units in Elizabeth, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 24.7%.

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

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elizabeth, NJ have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.84% of the workforce in Elizabeth, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    56.9%
  2. Other
    12.5%
  3. Carpooled
    11.1%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Elizabeth, NJ was Drove Alone (56.9%), followed by those who Other (12.5%) and those who Carpooled (11.1%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elizabeth, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elizabeth, NJ have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

78.1% of the population of Elizabeth, NJ has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 31.4% on Medicaid, 6.59% on Medicare, 5.57% on non-group plans, and 0.318% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Union County, NJ see 1502 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.35% increase from the previous year (1482 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1180 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 590 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

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1,502 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Union County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Union County, NJ see an average of 1,502 patients per year. This represents a 1.35% increase from the previous year (1,482 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$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

21.9%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
31.4%
Medicaid
6.59%
Medicare
5.57%
Non-Group
0.318%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elizabeth, NJ declined by 5.59% from 23.2% to 21.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elizabeth, 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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