East Orange, NJ

Census Place

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Population
64,400
1.15% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Median Age
36.1

Poverty Rate
19.1%

Median Household Income
$44,809
7.15% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$213,700
4.19% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
28,644
3.07% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, East Orange, NJ had a population of 64.4k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $44,809. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of East Orange, NJ declined from 65,151 to 64,400, a -1.15% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,819 to $44,809, a 7.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Orange, NJ are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), Other (Hispanic) (7.99%), White (Non-Hispanic) (2.15%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (1.68%), and White (Hispanic) (1.13%). 0% of the people in East Orange, NJ speak a non-English language, and 87.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in East Orange, NJ are National Career Institute (191 degrees awarded in 2019) and Best Care College (58 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in East Orange, NJ was $213,700, and the homeownership rate was 25.9%. Most people in East Orange, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in East Orange, NJ was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Essex County, NJ went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 77.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (20.3%), followed by Other (2.23%). 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.

New Jersey 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 Essex County, NJ
77.5% 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 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who had become Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been 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 New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

East Orange, NJ is home to a population of 64.4k people, from which 87.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 26.9% of East Orange, NJ residents were born outside of the country (17.3k people).

In 2018, there were 10.5 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.9k people) in East Orange, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.14k Other (Hispanic) and 1.38k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Orange, NJ
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    53.9k ± 1.11k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    5.14k ± 952
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.38k ± 321
11.3%
Hispanic Population
7.31k people

In 2018, there were 10.5 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.9k people) in East Orange, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.14k Other (Hispanic) and 1.38k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.3% of the people in East Orange, NJ are hispanic (7.31k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
17.3k people
25.9%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
16.9k people

As of 2018, 26.9% of East Orange, NJ residents (17.3k 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 East Orange, NJ was 25.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

31
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.6
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in East Orange, NJ was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in East Orange, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all East Orange, NJ residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    256,930 ± 12,263 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    177,723 ± 10,246 people
  3. Mexico
    114,735 ± 8,262 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 256,930 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 177,723 and Mexico with 114,735.

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Citizenship

87.5%
2018 Citizenship
88.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 87.5% of East Orange, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in East Orange, NJ was 88.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    561 ± 127
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    266 ± 119
  3. Korea
    179 ± 59

East Orange, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in East Orange, NJ is $44,809. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in East Orange, NJ was Census Tract 100 with a value of $63,500, followed by Census Tract 118 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $62,674 and $62,361.

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,705. 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 East Orange, NJ employs 28.6k people. The largest industries in East Orange, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,750 people), Retail Trade (3,961 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,702 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,482), Public Administration ($57,882), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,714).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,809
2018 value
± $1,989
7.15%
1 Year Growth
± 5.92%

Households in East Orange, NJ have a median annual income of $44,809, 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 $41,819 in 2017, which represents a 7.15% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$90,674
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,740
$65,705
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,243

In 2019, 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 in New Jersey
  1. Asian
    $87,067 ± $3,382
  2. White
    $72,672 ± $1,251
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $57,744 ± $41,155

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 East Orange, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.492
2018 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2019, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0623% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 100
  2. Census Tract 118
  3. Census Tract 101

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Orange, NJ was Census Tract 100 with a value of $63,500, followed by Census Tract 118 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $62,674 and $62,361.

The following map shows all of the places in East Orange, 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

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Orange, NJ (12.1k out of 63k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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. Black
    9,808 ± 708
  2. Hispanic
    1,647 ± 312
  3. Other
    1,427 ± 312

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Orange, NJ is Black, followed by Hispanic 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

28.6k
2018 Value
± 1,199
-3.07%
1 Year decline
± 6.02%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in East Orange, NJ declined at a rate of -3.07%, from 29.6k employees to 28.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Orange, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,491 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,636 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2,392 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Orange, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of East Orange, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,491 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,636 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Orange, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.64 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.56 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of East Orange, NJ, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($104,259), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,068), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($65,781).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.6k
2018 Value
± 1,199
-3.07%
1 Year decline
± 6.02%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in East Orange, NJ declined at a rate of -3.07%, from 29.6k employees to 28.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Orange, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,750 people), Retail Trade (3,961 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,702 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Orange, NJ, though some of these residents may live in East Orange, 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 East Orange, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,750 people), Retail Trade (3,961 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,702 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Orange, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.14 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.7 times), and Retail Trade (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in East Orange, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,482), Public Administration ($57,882), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,714).

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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 2019, universities in East Orange, NJ awarded 249 degrees. The student population of East Orange, NJ is skewed towards women, with 116 male students and 135 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in East Orange, NJ are Black or African American (191 and 76.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (43 and 17.3%), White (12 and 4.82%), and Asian (2 and 0.803%).

The largest universities in East Orange, NJ by number of degrees awarded are National Career Institute (191 and 76.7%) and Best Care College (58 and 23.3%).

The most popular majors in East Orange, NJ are Electrician (100 and 40.2%), Medical Assistant (57 and 22.9%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (42 and 16.9%).

The median tuition costs in East Orange, NJ are $N/A 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. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 100 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in East Orange, NJ was HVAC Maintenance with 19 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in East Orange, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 191 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the East Orange, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was National Career Institute with 191 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

125
Degrees Awarded to Men
124
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 125 men were awarded degrees from institutions in East Orange, NJ, which is 1.01 times more than the 124 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in East Orange, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    191 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded
  3. White
    12 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in East Orange, NJ was Black or African American students. These 191 degrees mean that there were 4.44 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Orange, NJ was $213,700 in 2018, which is 0.93 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $205,100 to $213,700, a 4.19% increase. The homeownership rate in East Orange, NJ is 25.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in East Orange, NJ have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Orange, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$213,700
2018 Median
± $10,751
$205,100
2017 Median
± $9,590

In 2018, the median property value in East Orange, NJ grew to to $213,700 from the previous year's value of $205,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in East Orange, 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 East Orange, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,809
Median Household Income
± $1,989
23.6k
Number of Households
± 995

In 2018, the median household income of the 23.6k households in East Orange, NJ grew to $44,809 from the previous year's value of $41,819.

The following chart displays the households in East Orange, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

25.9%
2018 Homeownership
26.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 25.9% of the housing units in East Orange, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 26.3%.

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

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Orange, NJ have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 6.46% of the workforce in East Orange, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (56.1%)
  2. Public Transit (26.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.19%)

In 2018, 56.1% of workers in East Orange, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (26.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.19%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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

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Health

86.1% of the population of East Orange, NJ has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 32.8% on Medicaid, 9.12% on Medicare, 7.26% on non-group plans, and 0.695% 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 Essex County, NJ see 1181 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1197 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 447 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Salem County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Essex County, NJ.
1,181 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Essex County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Essex County, NJ see an average of 1,181 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,197 patients).

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

13.9%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
32.8%
Medicaid
9.12%
Medicare
7.26%
Non-Group
0.695%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Orange, NJ declined by 3.23% from 14.4% to 13.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in East Orange, 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. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 15.6%.

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

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