Gloucester County, NJ

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Population

292,206

0.0424% decline

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$86,496

8.28% growth

Poverty Rate

7.94%


Number of Employees

149,220

0.995% decline

Median Property Value

$222,100

1.6% growth

About

In 2017, Gloucester County, NJ had a population of 292k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $86,496. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gloucester County, NJ declined from 292,330 to 292,206, a -0.0424% decrease and its median household income grew from $79,879 to $86,496, a 8.28% increase.

The population of Gloucester County, NJ is 78.9% White Alone, 9.95% Black or African American Alone, and 6.02% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Gloucester County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gloucester County, NJ are Rowan University (3,399 degrees awarded in 2016), Rowan College at Gloucester County (1,159 degrees), and ASI Career Institute (234 degrees).

The median property value in Gloucester County, NJ is $222,100, and the homeownership rate is 81%. Most people in Gloucester County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gloucester County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gloucester County, NJ employs 149k people. The largest industries in Gloucester County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,971 people), Educational Services (17,334 people), and Retail Trade (16,469 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,101), Public Administration ($86,071), and Information ($76,941).

Median household income in Gloucester County, NJ is $86,496. Males in Gloucester County, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,638. The income inequality in Gloucester County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$86,496

2017 value

± $5,201

8.28%

1 Year Growth

± 6.85%

Households in Gloucester County, NJ have a median annual income of $86,496, 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 $79,879 in 2016, which represents a 8.28% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,424

Average Male Salary

± $1,628

$62,638

Average Female Salary

± $1,187

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

    $82,096 ± $2,933

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $70,592 ± $66,407

  3. White

    $69,144 ± $1,183

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gloucester County, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.49

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 0.562% 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 5020.01

  2. Census Tract 5022

  3. Census Tract 5021

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gloucester County, NJ was Census Tract 5020.01 with a value of $141,000, followed by Census Tract 5022 and Census Tract 5021, with respective values of $118,509 and $116,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gloucester County, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.94% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gloucester County, NJ (22.8k out of 287k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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. White

    14,867 ± 962

  2. Black

    4,401 ± 508

  3. Hispanic

    3,116 ± 382

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

149k

2017 Value

± 5,983

-0.995%

1 Year decline

± 5.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gloucester County, NJ declined at a rate of -0.995%, from 151k employees to 149k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gloucester County, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,306 people), Management Occupations (15,704 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,528 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gloucester County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gloucester County, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,306 people), Management Occupations (15,704 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,528 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gloucester County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.49 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.35 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gloucester County, NJ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($101,167), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($91,422), and Management Occupations ($90,902).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

149k

2017 Value

± 5,983

-0.995%

1 Year decline

± 5.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gloucester County, NJ declined at a rate of -0.995%, from 151k employees to 149k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gloucester County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,971 people), Educational Services (17,334 people), and Retail Trade (16,469 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gloucester County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Gloucester 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 Gloucester County, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,971 people), Educational Services (17,334 people), and Retail Trade (16,469 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gloucester County, NJ has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.63 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.37 times), and Educational Services (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gloucester County, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($102,101), Public Administration ($86,071), and Information ($76,941).

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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

95.7% of the population of Gloucester County, NJ has health coverage, with 61.6% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 0.655% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gloucester County, NJ see 1777 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.794% increase from the previous year (1763 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2215 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1063 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

1,777 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gloucester County, NJ see an average of 1,777 patients per year. This represents a 0.794% increase from the previous year (1,763 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gloucester County, NJ in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

4.26%

Uninsured

61.6%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

9.86%

Non-Group

0.655%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gloucester County, NJ grew by 3.93% from 4.1% to 4.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gloucester 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. 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%.

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Diversity

Gloucester County, NJ is home to a population of 292k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.47% of Gloucester County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (16k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gloucester County, NJ is composed of 231k White Alone residents (78.9%), 29.1k Black or African American Alone residents (9.95%), 17.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.02%), 8.96k Asian Alone residents (3.06%), 5.84k Two or More Races residents (2%), 215 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0735%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gloucester County, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gloucester County, NJ was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Gloucester County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gloucester County, NJ residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16k people

5.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

15.8k people

As of 2017, 5.47% of Gloucester County, NJ residents (16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gloucester County, NJ was 5.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    283,401 ± 12,863 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    186,056 ± 10,480 people

  3. Mexico

    122,971 ± 8,550 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 283,401 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 186,056 and Mexico with 122,971.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Gloucester County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gloucester County, NJ was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    231k ± 200

  2. Black or African American Alone

    29.1k ± 1.62k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17.6k ± 3.24k

In 2016, there were 7.93 times more White Alone residents (231k people) in Gloucester County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.1k Black or African American Alone and 17.6k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gloucester County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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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 Gloucester County, 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 Gloucester County, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gloucester County, 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. Vietnam

    6,558 ± 1,029

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,838 ± 1,319

  3. Korea

    1,448 ± 427

Gloucester County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Gloucester County, NJ awarded 4,864 degrees. The student population of Gloucester County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 12,172 male students and 12,463 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gloucester County, NJ are White (3,527 and 73.2%), followed by Black or African American (466 and 9.67%), Hispanic or Latino (368 and 7.63%), and Asian (203 and 4.21%).

The largest universities in Gloucester County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rowan University (3,399 and 69.9%), Rowan College at Gloucester County (1,159 and 23.8%), and ASI Career Institute (234 and 4.81%).

The most popular majors in Gloucester County, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (481 and 9.89%), General Business Administration & Management (365 and 7.5%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (290 and 5.96%).

The median tuition costs in Gloucester County, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,434 and $17,704 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 198 degrees awarded

  2. 194 degrees awarded

  3. 256 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gloucester County, NJ was Music Teacher Education with 198 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,399 degrees awarded

  2. 1,159 degrees awarded

  3. 234 degrees awarded

$9,434

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Gloucester County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rowan University with 3,399 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,980

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,884

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,980 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gloucester County, NJ, which is 0.687 times less than the 2,884 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,527 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    466 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    368 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gloucester County, NJ were to White students. These 3,527 degrees mean that there were 7.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 466 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gloucester County, NJ was $222,100 in 2017, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $218,600 to $222,100, a 1.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Gloucester County, NJ is 81%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gloucester County, NJ have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gloucester County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$86,496

Median Household Income

± $5,201

105k

Number of Households

± 4,910

In 2017, the median household income of the 105k households in Gloucester County, NJ grew to $86,496 from the previous year's value of $79,879.

The following chart displays the households in Gloucester 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$222,100

2017 Median

± $5,493

$218,600

2016 Median

± $5,371

In 2017, the median property value in Gloucester County, NJ grew to to $222,100 from the previous year's value of $218,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gloucester 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 Gloucester County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81%

2017 Homeownership

78.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81% of the housing units in Gloucester County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gloucester County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gloucester County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gloucester County, NJ have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.67% of the workforce in Gloucester County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.4%

  2. Carpooled

    6.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gloucester County, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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