In 2019, Essex County, NJ had a population of 799k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $64,626. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Essex County, NJ declined from 799,767 to 798,975, a −0.099% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,368 to $64,626, a 1.99% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Essex County, NJ are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.8%), White (Hispanic) (14.3%), Other (Hispanic) (6.32%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.41%). 37.2% of the households in Essex County, NJ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 86.5% 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 2019, the median property value in Essex County, NJ was $400,400, and the homeownership rate was 44.5%. Most people in Essex County, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County, NJ was 2 cars per household.