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Essex County, NJ&

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Population
796,914
0.07% decline
Median Age
37.2
Median Household Income
$54,277
4.3% growth
Poverty Rate
16.4%
Number of Employees
366,389
1.27% decline
Median Property Value
$373,000
0.77% decline

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Economy

The economy of Essex County, NJ employs 366,389 people. The economy of Essex County, NJ is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Information; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.75; 1.49; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Essex County, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (61,880), Retail trade (38,588), and Educational Services (32,355), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,713), Finance & Insurance ($75,110), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($70,931).

Median household income in Essex County, NJ is $54,277. Males in Essex County, NJ have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,162. The income inequality of Essex County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Essex County, NJ. In Essex County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,150. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.

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Diversity

Essex County, NJ is home to a population of 796,914 people, from which 88.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Essex County, NJ is composed of 307,768 Black residents (38.6%), 247,816 White residents (31.1%), 180,722 Hispanic residents (22.7%), 41,922 Asian residents (5.26%), and 13,537 Two+ residents (1.7%). The most common foreign languages in Essex County, NJ are Spanish (137,145 speakers), Portuguese (21,785 speakers), and French Creole (16,607 speakers), but compared to other places, Essex County, NJ has a relative high number of Portuguese (21,785 speakers), French Creole (16,607 speakers), and African Languages (12,085 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Essex County, NJ awarded 16,357 degrees. The student population of Essex County, NJ is skewed towards females, with 7,137 male students and 9,220 female students. Most students in Essex County, NJ are White (6,047 and 37%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,937 and 18%), Black or African American (2,892 and 17.7%), and Asian (1,402 and 8.57%). The largest universities in Essex County, NJ by number of graduates are Montclair State University (4,872 and 29.8%), Rutgers University-Newark (2,861 and 17.5%), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,597 and 15.9%). The most popular majors in Essex County, NJ are General Psychology (746 and 4.56%), General Business Administration & Management (716 and 4.38%), and General Biological Sciences (451 and 2.76%). The median tuition costs in Essex County, NJ are $37,100 for private four year colleges, and $11,408 and $27,059 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Essex County, NJ is $373,000, which is 1.82 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $375,900 to $373,000, a 0.77% increase. The homeownership rate of Essex County, NJ is 42.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Essex County, NJ have an average commute time of 33.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Essex County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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