Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ

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Population

114,104

1.25% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$75,404

3.21% growth

Poverty Rate

7.9%


Number of Employees

58,233

1.64% growth

Median Property Value

$323,500

1.22% growth

About

In 2017, Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ had a population of 114k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $75,404. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ grew from 112,690 to 114,104, a 1.25% increase and its median household income grew from $73,056 to $75,404, a 3.21% increase.

The population of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is 45.6% White Alone, 30.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.2% Black or African American Alone. 40.7% of the people in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 90.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ are Bloomfield College (287 degrees awarded in 2016), Eastwick College-Nutley (200 degrees), and Empire Beauty School-Bloomfield (79 degrees).

The median property value in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is $323,500, and the homeownership rate is 55.6%. Most people in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ employs 58.2k people. The largest industries in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (4,703 people), Hospitals (3,416 people), and Construction (2,900 people), and the highest paying industries are Broadcasting (except internet) ($145,680), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($111,129), and Scientific research & development services ($110,255).

Median household income in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is $75,404. Males in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,494. The income inequality in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.421, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,404

2017 value

± $1,974

3.21%

1 Year Growth

± 3.9%

Households in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $75,404, 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 $73,056 in 2016, which represents a 3.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,947

Average Male Salary

± $8,958

$58,494

Average Female Salary

± $6,645

In 2017, full-time male employees in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ made 1.18 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

    $67,726 ± $19,296

  2. White

    $56,656 ± $6,229

  3. Two or More Races

    $55,532 ± $48,543

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.421

2017 Wage GINI

0.413

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was 0.421 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.89% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $146,691, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Morristown Town, Madison & Florham Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $141,315 and $139,109.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ (8.96k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    5,603 ± 590

  2. Hispanic

    3,564 ± 486

  3. Black

    1,605 ± 300

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

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

58.2k

2017 Value

1.64%

1 Year growth

± 1.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 57.3k employees to 58.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ, are Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,208 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,956 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,936 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,208 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,956 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,936 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Credit analysts (9.39 times higher than expected), Crossing guards (5.86 times), and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists (4.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($182,448), Physicians & surgeons ($137,019), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($129,592).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

58.2k

2017 Value

1.64%

1 Year growth

± 1.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 57.3k employees to 58.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,703 people), Hospitals (3,416 people), and Construction (2,900 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Essex County (Northeast) 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 Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,703 people), Hospitals (3,416 people), and Construction (2,900 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Wholesale electronic markets & agents & brokers (3.75 times higher than expected), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (3.71 times), and Miscellaneous paper & pulp products (3.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Broadcasting (except internet) ($145,680), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($111,129), and Scientific research & development services ($110,255).

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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

N/A% of the population of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Essex County (Northeast) 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New Jersey.

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%).

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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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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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

Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 114k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is composed of 52k White Alone residents (45.6%), 34.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (30.2%), 12.8k Black or African American Alone residents (11.2%), 12k Asian Alone residents (10.5%), 2.05k Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 785 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.688%), 22 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0193%), and 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0131%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (26,037 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (3,851 speakers), and Italian (1,851 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

28.2k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was 25%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    3,902 ± 1,507 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    2,628 ± 1,244 people

  3. Ecuador

    2,559 ± 1,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was Philippines, the natal country of 3,902 Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 2,628 and Ecuador with 2,559.

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Citizenship

90.8%

2017 Citizenship

90.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.8% of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52k ± 1.43k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    34.5k ± 1.93k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    12.8k ± 989

In 2017, there were 1.51 times more White Alone residents (52k people) in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.5k Hispanic or Latino and 12.8k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    26,037 speakers (24.3%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    3,851 speakers (3.59%)

  3. Italian

    1,851 speakers (1.73%)

40.7% of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 24.3% of the overall population of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 3.59% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 1.73% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,043 ± 163

  2. Korea

    489 ± 114

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    444 ± 168

Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ awarded 644 degrees. The student population of Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 922 male students and 1,873 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ are Black or African American (245 and 39%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (196 and 31.2%), White (126 and 20.1%), and Unknown (26 and 4.14%).

The largest universities in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Bloomfield College (287 and 44.6%), Eastwick College-Nutley (200 and 31.1%), and Empire Beauty School-Bloomfield (79 and 12.3%).

The most popular majors in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ are General Cosmetology (76 and 11.8%), HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (53 and 8.23%), and General Business Administration & Management (52 and 8.07%).

The median tuition costs in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ are $28,600 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. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was Sociology with 44 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 287 degrees awarded

  2. 200 degrees awarded

  3. 79 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bloomfield College with 287 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

230

Degrees Awarded to Men

414

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 230 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ, which is 0.556 times less than the 414 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    245 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    196 degrees awarded

  3. White

    126 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ were to Black or African American students. These 245 degrees mean that there were 1.25 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 196 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was $323,500 in 2017, which is 1.49 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $319,600 to $323,500, a 1.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is 55.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$75,404

Median Household Income

± $1,974

41.3k

Number of Households

± 1,251

In 2017, the median household income of the 41.3k households in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ grew to $75,404 from the previous year's value of $73,056.

The following chart displays the households in Essex County (Northeast) 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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Housing

Property Value

$323,500

2017 Median

± $4,023

$319,600

2016 Median

± $4,432

In 2017, the median property value in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ grew to to $323,500 from the previous year's value of $319,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Essex County (Northeast) 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 Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

55.6%

2017 Homeownership

56.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.6% of the housing units in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.3%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.92% of the workforce in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Public Transit

    14.2%

  3. Carpooled

    7.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Essex County (Northeast) PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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