Fort Lee, NJ

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Population

37,058

1.23% growth

Median Age

45.7


Median Household Income

$76,578

1.5% growth

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

17,941

0.917% growth

Median Property Value

$332,500

1.84% growth

About

In 2017, Fort Lee, NJ had a population of 37.1k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $76,578. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fort Lee, NJ grew from 36,607 to 37,058, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $75,449 to $76,578, a 1.5% increase.

The population of Fort Lee, NJ is 41.5% White Alone, 41.4% Asian Alone, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Fort Lee, NJ speak a non-English language, and 78.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fort Lee, NJ is $332,500, and the homeownership rate is 58.4%. Most people in Fort Lee, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Lee, NJ is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Fort Lee, NJ employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Fort Lee, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,624 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,397 people), and Retail Trade (1,749 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,023), Finance & Insurance ($96,094), and Public Administration ($87,443).

Median household income in Fort Lee, NJ is $76,578. Males in Fort Lee, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Fort Lee, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,578

2017 value

± $4,670

1.5%

1 Year Growth

± 8.26%

Households in Fort Lee, NJ have a median annual income of $76,578, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $75,449 in 2016, which represents a 1.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Lee, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 193.06

  2. Census Tract 193.05

  3. Census Tract 191.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Lee, NJ was Census Tract 193.06 with a value of $111,000, followed by Census Tract 193.05 and Census Tract 191.02, with respective values of $99,833 and $82,500.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Lee, NJ (4.21k out of 37.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. Asian

    2,053 ± 352

  2. White

    1,732 ± 310

  3. Hispanic

    770 ± 239

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Lee, NJ is Asian, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

17.9k

2017 Value

± 875

0.917%

1 Year growth

± 6.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Lee, NJ grew at a rate of 0.917%, from 17.8k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Lee, NJ, are Management Occupations (2,910 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,278 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,865 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Lee, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Lee, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,910 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,278 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,865 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Lee, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.97 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.12 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Lee, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,577), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($92,866), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($89,464).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.9k

2017 Value

± 875

0.917%

1 Year growth

± 6.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Lee, NJ grew at a rate of 0.917%, from 17.8k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Lee, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,624 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,397 people), and Retail Trade (1,749 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Lee, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Fort Lee, 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 Fort Lee, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,624 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,397 people), and Retail Trade (1,749 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Lee, NJ has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.41 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.91 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Lee, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($101,023), Finance & Insurance ($96,094), and Public Administration ($87,443).

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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. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

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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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B 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. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

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

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Health

89.2% of the population of Fort Lee, NJ has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 8.24% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.227% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fort Lee, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Fort Lee, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

10.8%

Uninsured

49.6%

Employer Coverage

8.24%

Medicaid

18.8%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

0.227%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Lee, NJ declined by 3.96% from 11.2% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Lee, 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. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fort Lee, NJ is home to a population of 37.1k people, from which 78.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 52% of Fort Lee, NJ residents were born outside of the country (19.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Lee, NJ is composed of 15.4k White Alone residents (41.5%), 15.3k Asian Alone residents (41.4%), 4.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.1%), 692 Black or African American Alone residents (1.87%), 612 Two or More Races residents (1.65%), 108 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.291%), 72 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.194%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0243%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fort Lee, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fort Lee, NJ was 45.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Fort Lee, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fort Lee, NJ residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.3k people

52.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

19.3k people

As of 2017, 52% of Fort Lee, NJ residents (19.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Lee, NJ was 52.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

78.6%

2017 Citizenship

78.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 78.6% of Fort Lee, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Lee, NJ was 78.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.4k ± 756

  2. Asian Alone

    15.3k ± 718

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.86k ± 684

In 2017, there were 1 times more White Alone residents (15.4k people) in Fort Lee, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Asian Alone and 4.86k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Fort Lee, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Fort Lee, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fort Lee, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. World War II

    221 ± 111

  2. Vietnam

    188 ± 89

  3. Korea

    171 ± 90

Fort Lee, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in World War II, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Lee, NJ was $332,500 in 2017, which is 1.53 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $326,500 to $332,500, a 1.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Lee, NJ is 58.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Lee, NJ have an average commute time of 34.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Lee, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$76,578

Median Household Income

± $4,670

16.6k

Number of Households

± 831

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.6k households in Fort Lee, NJ grew to $76,578 from the previous year's value of $75,449.

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Housing

Property Value

$332,500

2017 Median

± $17,097

$326,500

2016 Median

± $21,209

In 2017, the median property value in Fort Lee, NJ grew to to $332,500 from the previous year's value of $326,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Lee, 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 Fort Lee, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

58.4%

2017 Homeownership

59%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.4% of the housing units in Fort Lee, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fort Lee, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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Commute Time

34.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Lee, NJ have a longer commute time (34.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.61% of the workforce in Fort Lee, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    52.8%

  2. Public Transit

    25.8%

  3. Carpooled

    9.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fort Lee, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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