In 2021, Essex County, NJ had a population of 853k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $67,826. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Essex County, NJ grew from 798,698 to 852,720, a 6.76% increase and its median household income grew from $63,959 to $67,826, a 6.05% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Essex County, NJ are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.1%), Other (Hispanic) (9.11%), White (Hispanic) (8.9%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.51%).
None of the households in Essex County, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
86.6% of the residents in Essex County, NJ are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Essex County, NJ are Rutgers University-Newark (3,915 degrees awarded in 2021), Seton Hall University (3,108 degrees), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (3,020 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in Essex County, NJ was $414,000, and the homeownership rate was 44.5%.
Most people in Essex County, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County, NJ was 2 cars per household.