Essex County, NJ

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2019 Population
798,975
0.099% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
37.9
0.265% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.8%
3.87% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$64,626
1.99% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$400,400
1.88% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
389,652
0.11% 1-year decline

About

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.

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.

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Diversity

Essex County, NJ is home to a population of 799k people, from which 86.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 72.2% of Essex County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (577k people).

In 2019, there were 1.29 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (307k people) in Essex County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 238k White (Non-Hispanic) and 114k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Essex County, NJ are Spanish (149,971 speakers), Portuguese (23,791 speakers), and Haitian (23,105 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Essex County, NJ
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    307k ± 2.85k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    238k ± 1.2k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    114k ± 7.39k
23.8%
Hispanic Population
190k people

In 2019, there were 1.29 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (307k people) in Essex County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 238k White (Non-Hispanic) and 114k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.8% of the people in Essex County, NJ are hispanic (190k people).

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    149,971 speakers (20.1%)
  2. Portuguese
    23,791 speakers (3.19%)
  3. Haitian
    23,105 speakers (3.1%)

37.2% of Essex County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Essex County, NJ was Spanish. 20.1% of the overall population of Essex County, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 3.19% speak Portuguese and 3.1% speak Haitian, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

72.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
577k people
26.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
210k people

As of 2019, 72.2% of Essex County, NJ residents (577k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Essex County, NJ was 26.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Essex County, NJ was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Essex County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Essex County, NJ residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    267,137 ± 12,497 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    196,191 ± 10,754 people
  3. Mexico
    108,194 ± 8,026 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 267,137 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 196,191 and Mexico with 108,194.

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Citizenship

86.5%
2019 Citizenship
87.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 86.5% of Essex County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Essex County, NJ was 87.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,529 ± 920
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,663 ± 851
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,543 ± 1,010

Essex County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Jersey across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Essex County, NJ is $64,626. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Essex County, NJ was Census Tract 162 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 200 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,114. 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 Essex County, NJ employs 390k people. The largest industries in Essex County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (57,224 people), Retail Trade (38,413 people), and Educational Services (37,147 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,500), Finance & Insurance ($101,538), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,153).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,626
2019 value
± $2,713
1.99%
1 Year Growth
± 6.69%

Households in Essex County, NJ have a median annual income of $64,626, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,368 in 2018, which represents a 1.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$92,951
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,794
$67,114
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,255

In 2019, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time 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
    $92,859 ± $3,652
  2. White
    $74,222 ± $1,284
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $70,602 ± $36,181

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Essex County, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.493
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 0.0449% 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 162
  2. Census Tract 200
  3. Census Tract 201

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Essex County, NJ was Census Tract 162 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 200 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Essex County, 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

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Essex County, NJ (123k out of 776k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    64,969 ± 1,930
  2. Hispanic
    39,167 ± 1,512
  3. White
    32,749 ± 1,377

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

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

390k
2019 Value
± 11,101
−0.11%
1 Year decline
± 4.07%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Essex County, NJ declined at a rate of −0.11%, from 390k employees to 390k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Essex County, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,995 people), Management Occupations (38,702 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36,691 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Essex County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Essex County, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,995 people), Management Occupations (38,702 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36,691 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Essex County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.11 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.42 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Essex County, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($141,352), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,210), and Management Occupations ($90,048).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

390k
2019 Value
± 11,101
−0.11%
1 Year decline
± 4.07%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Essex County, NJ declined at a rate of −0.11%, from 390k employees to 390k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Essex County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (57,224 people), Retail Trade (38,413 people), and Educational Services (37,147 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Essex County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Essex County, 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, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (57,224 people), Retail Trade (38,413 people), and Educational Services (37,147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Essex County, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.69 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.33 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Essex County, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($102,500), Finance & Insurance ($101,538), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,153).

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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. $57.4B
  2. $52.6B
  3. $51.9B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57.4B, followed by Electronics ($52.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($51.9B).

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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$660B
2018 Value in New Jersey
$1.36T
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
105% growth

In 2018, total outbound New Jersey trade was $660B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.36T 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. $115B
  2. $64.9B
  3. $23.7B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $115B, followed by Pennsylvania with $64.9B and California and $23.7B.

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

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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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
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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Education

In 2019, universities in Essex County, NJ awarded 11,976 degrees. The student population of Essex County, NJ is skewed towards men, with 24,952 male students and 24,270 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Essex County, NJ are White (3,737 and 36%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,249 and 21.7%), Black or African American (1,941 and 18.7%), and Asian (1,518 and 14.6%).

The largest universities in Essex County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-Newark (3,317 and 27.7%), Seton Hall University (3,063 and 25.6%), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,894 and 24.2%).

The most popular majors in Essex County, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (1,059 and 8.84%), Accounting (574 and 4.79%), and General Biological Sciences (474 and 3.96%).

The median tuition costs in Essex County, NJ are $32,150 for private four year colleges, and $13,339 and $29,586 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 418 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 404 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 307 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Essex County, NJ was General Biological Sciences with 418 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,317 degrees awarded
  2. 3,063 degrees awarded
  3. 2,894 degrees awarded
$13,339
Median In-State Public
$32,150
Median Private

In 2019, the Essex County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-Newark with 3,317 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,908
Degrees Awarded to Men
6,068
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 5,908 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Essex County, NJ, which is 0.974 times less than the 6,068 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Essex County, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,737 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,249 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,941 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Essex County, NJ was White students. These 3,737 degrees mean that there were 1.66 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,249 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Essex County, NJ was $400,400 in 2019, which is 1.66 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $393,000 to $400,400, a 1.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Essex County, NJ is 44.5%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Essex County, NJ have an average commute time of 34.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Essex County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$400,400
2019 Median
± $9,636
$393,000
2018 Median
± $7,200

In 2019, the median property value in Essex County, NJ grew to to $400,400 from the previous year's value of $393,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Essex County, 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, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$64,626
Median Household Income
± $2,713
296k
Number of Households
± 9,408

In 2019, the median household income of the 296k households in Essex County, NJ grew to $64,626 from the previous year's value of $63,368.

The following chart displays the households in Essex County, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

44.5%
2019 Homeownership
44.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 44.5% of the housing units in Essex County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Essex County, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

34.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Essex County, NJ have a longer commute time (34.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 6.61% of the workforce in Essex County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (60%)
  2. Public Transit (20.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.86%)

In 2019, 60% of workers in Essex County, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (20.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.86%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Essex County, 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, NJ have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

88.6% of the population of Essex County, NJ has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 7.51% on non-group plans, and 0.43% 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

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

11.4%
Uninsured
48.8%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
7.51%
Non-Group
0.43%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Essex County, NJ grew by 3.25% from 11% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Essex County, 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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