In 2018, Essex County, NJ had a population of 800k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $63,368. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Essex County, NJ declined from 808,285 to 799,767, a -1.05% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,430 to $63,368, a 4.86% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Essex County, NJ are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.7%), White (Hispanic) (11.3%), Other (Hispanic) (9.7%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.53%). 36.8% of the households in Essex County, NJ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 87.7% of the residents in Essex County, NJ are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Essex County, NJ are Rutgers University-Newark (3,317 degrees awarded in 2019), Seton Hall University (3,063 degrees), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,894 degrees).
In 2018, the median property value in Essex County, NJ was $393,000, and the homeownership rate was 44.8%. Most people in Essex County, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County, NJ was 2 cars per household.