Glassboro, NJ

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Population

19,387

1% growth

Median Age

30.3


Median Household Income

$69,000

3.56% growth

Poverty Rate

21.3%


Number of Employees

9,165

0.847% growth

Median Property Value

$191,800

0.735% growth

About

In 2017, Glassboro, NJ had a population of 19.4k people with a median age of 30.3 and a median household income of $69,000. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Glassboro, NJ grew from 19,195 to 19,387, a 1% increase and its median household income grew from $66,625 to $69,000, a 3.56% increase.

The population of Glassboro, NJ is 64.9% White Alone, 18.3% Black or African American Alone, and 12% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Glassboro, NJ speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Glassboro, NJ are Rowan University (3,399 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Glassboro, NJ is $191,800, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Glassboro, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Glassboro, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Glassboro, NJ employs 9.17k people. The largest industries in Glassboro, NJ are Educational Services (1,591 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,408 people), and Retail Trade (1,261 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,727), Public Administration ($67,500), and Manufacturing ($61,333).

Median household income in Glassboro, NJ is $69,000. Males in Glassboro, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Glassboro, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,000

2017 value

± $7,286

3.56%

1 Year Growth

± 13.7%

Households in Glassboro, NJ have a median annual income of $69,000, 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 $66,625 in 2016, which represents a 3.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

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

    $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.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

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 0.437% 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 5014.05

  2. Census Tract 5014.03

  3. Census Tract 5014.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Glassboro, NJ was Census Tract 5014.05 with a value of $102,314, followed by Census Tract 5014.03 and Census Tract 5014.06, with respective values of $82,556 and $42,337.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Glassboro, NJ (3.65k out of 17.2k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. White

    1,942 ± 401

  2. Black

    848 ± 212

  3. Hispanic

    758 ± 224

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

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

9.17k

2017 Value

± 619

0.847%

1 Year growth

± 9.53%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Glassboro, NJ grew at a rate of 0.847%, from 9.09k employees to 9.17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Glassboro, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,237 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,191 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (909 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Glassboro, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Glassboro, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,237 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,191 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (909 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Glassboro, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.64 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.37 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Glassboro, NJ, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($94,485), Management Occupations ($91,343), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($77,120).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.17k

2017 Value

± 619

0.847%

1 Year growth

± 9.53%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Glassboro, NJ grew at a rate of 0.847%, from 9.09k employees to 9.17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Glassboro, NJ, are Educational Services (1,591 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,408 people), and Retail Trade (1,261 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Glassboro, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Glassboro, 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 Glassboro, NJ, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,591 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,408 people), and Retail Trade (1,261 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Glassboro, NJ has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.87 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.24 times), and Retail Trade (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Glassboro, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,727), Public Administration ($67,500), and Manufacturing ($61,333).

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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

92.6% of the population of Glassboro, NJ has health coverage, with 57% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 9.52% on Medicare, 7.87% on non-group plans, and 0.496% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Glassboro, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 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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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey 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

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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

7.39%

Uninsured

57%

Employer Coverage

17.8%

Medicaid

9.52%

Medicare

7.87%

Non-Group

0.496%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Glassboro, NJ declined by 10.9% from 8.3% to 7.39%.

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

Glassboro, NJ is home to a population of 19.4k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Glassboro, NJ residents were born outside of the country (1.34k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Glassboro, NJ is composed of 12.6k White Alone residents (64.9%), 3.56k Black or African American Alone residents (18.3%), 2.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (12%), 557 Asian Alone residents (2.87%), 322 Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.232%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Glassboro, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Glassboro, NJ was 30.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Glassboro, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Glassboro, NJ residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.34k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Glassboro, NJ residents (1.34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Glassboro, NJ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Glassboro, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Glassboro, NJ was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.6k ± 584

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.56k ± 422

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.33k ± 545

In 2017, there were 3.54 times more White Alone residents (12.6k people) in Glassboro, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.56k Black or African American Alone and 2.33k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Glassboro, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Glassboro, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Glassboro, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    401 ± 115

  2. Korea

    74 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    71 ± 54

Glassboro, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Glassboro, NJ awarded 3,399 degrees. The student population of Glassboro, NJ is skewed towards men, with 8,917 male students and 8,455 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Glassboro, NJ are White (2,495 and 74.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (273 and 8.13%), Black or African American (257 and 7.65%), and Asian (176 and 5.24%).

The largest universities in Glassboro, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rowan University (3,399 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Glassboro, NJ are General Psychology (256 and 7.53%), General Business Administration & Management (243 and 7.15%), and Music Teacher Education (198 and 5.83%).

The median tuition costs in Glassboro, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,434 and $17,704 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 198 degrees awarded

  2. 194 degrees awarded

  3. 256 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Glassboro, NJ was Music Teacher Education with 198 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

3,399 degrees awarded

$9,434

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Glassboro, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rowan University with 3,399 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,570

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,829

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,570 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Glassboro, NJ, which is 0.858 times less than the 1,829 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

    2,495 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    273 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    257 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Glassboro, NJ were to White students. These 2,495 degrees mean that there were 9.14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 273 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Glassboro, NJ was $191,800 in 2017, which is 0.881 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $190,400 to $191,800, a 0.735% increase. The homeownership rate in Glassboro, NJ is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Glassboro, NJ have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Glassboro, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$69,000

Median Household Income

± $7,286

6.22k

Number of Households

± 454

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.22k households in Glassboro, NJ grew to $69,000 from the previous year's value of $66,625.

The following chart displays the households in Glassboro, 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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Housing

Property Value

$191,800

2017 Median

± $7,180

$190,400

2016 Median

± $6,008

In 2017, the median property value in Glassboro, NJ grew to to $191,800 from the previous year's value of $190,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Glassboro, 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 Glassboro, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

66.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in Glassboro, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Glassboro, NJ have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.4% of the workforce in Glassboro, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.26%

  3. Walked

    5.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Glassboro, NJ was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.26%) and those who Walked (5.07%).

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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