Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ

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Population

166,213

0.567% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$76,301

3.57% growth

Poverty Rate

7.56%


Number of Employees

74,939

0.379% decline

Median Property Value

$216,800

0.138% decline

About

In 2017, Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ had a population of 166k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $76,301. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ declined from 167,160 to 166,213, a -0.567% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,669 to $76,301, a 3.57% increase.

The population of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ is 57.4% White Alone, 24.4% Black or African American Alone, and 10.1% Hispanic or Latino. 13.1% of the people in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ is $216,800, and the homeownership rate is 78.6%. Most people in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ employs 74.9k people. The largest industries in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (5,477 people), Construction (4,022 people), and Hospitals (3,475 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($128,237), Scientific research & development services ($122,322), and Air transportation ($121,226).

Median household income in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ is $76,301. Males in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,947. The income inequality in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,301

2017 value

± $1,914

3.57%

1 Year Growth

± 3.28%

Households in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $76,301, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,669 in 2016, which represents a 3.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,508

Average Male Salary

± $7,990

$56,947

Average Female Salary

± $7,114

In 2017, full-time male employees in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ made 1.2 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $87,864 ± $52,040

  2. American Indian

    $59,331 ± $99,853

  3. White

    $57,090 ± $6,128

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.48 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.438

2017 Wage GINI

0.435

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.67% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ with a value of $153,199, followed by Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $147,821 and $144,550.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ (11.9k out of 157k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    6,883 ± 572

  2. Black

    3,432 ± 408

  3. Hispanic

    1,896 ± 293

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, 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

74.9k

2017 Value

-0.379%

1 Year decline

± -0.379%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -0.379%, from 75.2k employees to 74.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ, are Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,268 people), Registered nurses (2,078 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,022 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,268 people), Registered nurses (2,078 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,022 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Cargo & freight agents (13.5 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders (12.2 times), and Military, rank not specified (7.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($358,660), Personal financial advisors ($176,825), and Sales representatives, services, all other ($167,850).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

74.9k

2017 Value

-0.379%

1 Year decline

± -0.379%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -0.379%, from 75.2k employees to 74.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,477 people), Construction (4,022 people), and Hospitals (3,475 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, 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 Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,477 people), Construction (4,022 people), and Hospitals (3,475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of U. S. Air Force (26.8 times higher than expected), U. S Coast Guard (14.9 times), and Electric & gas, and other combinations (6.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($128,237), Scientific research & development services ($122,322), and Air transportation ($121,226).

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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. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

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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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% 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. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

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

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Health

93.3% of the population of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 6.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, 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).

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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

6.73%

Uninsured

52.6%

Employer Coverage

10.3%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

6.44%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 6.73%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, 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

Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 166k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2016, 8.89% of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (14.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ is composed of 95.4k White Alone residents (57.4%), 40.6k Black or African American Alone residents (24.4%), 16.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.1%), 6.97k Two or More Races residents (4.19%), 5.89k Asian Alone residents (3.54%), 535 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.322%), 80 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0481%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00602%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (9,632 speakers), Haitian (927 speakers), and Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (838 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.9k people

9.39%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

15.7k people

As of 2016, 8.89% of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ residents (14.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was 9.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    1,561 ± 965 people

  2. Jamaica

    1,349 ± 898 people

  3. Philippines

    1,042 ± 790 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was India, the natal country of 1,561 Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Jamaica with 1,349 and Philippines with 1,042.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    95.4k ± 1.36k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    40.6k ± 1.05k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16.8k ± 1.18k

In 2017, there were 2.35 times more White Alone residents (95.4k people) in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.6k Black or African American Alone and 16.8k 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 Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    9,632 speakers (6.12%)

  2. Haitian

    927 speakers (0.589%)

  3. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa

    838 speakers (0.533%)

13.1% of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 6.12% of the overall population of Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 0.589% speak Haitian and 0.533% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,056 ± 330

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,857 ± 387

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,966 ± 327

Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was $216,800 in 2017, which is 0.944 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $217,100 to $216,800, a 0.138% decrease. The homeownership rate in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ is 78.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$216,800

2017 Median

± $3,773

$217,100

2016 Median

± $3,171

In 2017, the median property value in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ declined from to $216,800 from the previous year's value of $217,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, 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 Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$76,301

Median Household Income

± $1,914

56.6k

Number of Households

± 1,431

In 2017, the median household income of the 56.6k households in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ grew to $76,301 from the previous year's value of $73,669.

The following chart displays the households in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, 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 Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.6%

2017 Homeownership

78.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.6% of the housing units in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.85% of the workforce in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.26%) and those who Worked At Home (3.32%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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