Hunterdon County, NJ

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Population

125,717

0.00716% growth

Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$110,969

2.58% growth

Poverty Rate

4.46%


Number of Employees

66,382

0.225% growth

Median Property Value

$393,800

1.1% growth

About

In 2017, Hunterdon County, NJ had a population of 126k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $110,969. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hunterdon County, NJ grew from 125,708 to 125,717, a 0.00716% increase and its median household income grew from $108,177 to $110,969, a 2.58% increase.

The population of Hunterdon County, NJ is 86.3% White Alone, 6.21% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.83% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Hunterdon County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hunterdon County, NJ is $393,800, and the homeownership rate is 83.7%. Most people in Hunterdon County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Hunterdon County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hunterdon County, NJ employs 66.4k people. The largest industries in Hunterdon County, NJ are Manufacturing (7,500 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,329 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,243 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($176,607), Information ($103,505), and Finance & Insurance ($103,273).

Median household income in Hunterdon County, NJ is $110,969. Males in Hunterdon County, 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 Hunterdon County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$110,969

2017 value

± $2,182

2.58%

1 Year Growth

± 3.08%

Households in Hunterdon County, NJ have a median annual income of $110,969, 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 $108,177 in 2016, which represents a 2.58% 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 Hunterdon County, 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 101

  2. Census Tract 112.01

  3. Census Tract 113.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hunterdon County, NJ was Census Tract 101 with a value of $165,552, followed by Census Tract 112.01 and Census Tract 113.04, with respective values of $157,031 and $138,889.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.46% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hunterdon County, NJ (5.4k out of 121k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    4,606 ± 477

  2. Hispanic

    883 ± 230

  3. Other

    262 ± 185

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

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

66.4k

2017 Value

± 1,566

0.225%

1 Year growth

± 3.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hunterdon County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.225%, from 66.2k employees to 66.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hunterdon County, NJ, are Management Occupations (11,171 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,149 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,242 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hunterdon County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hunterdon County, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (11,171 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,149 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,242 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hunterdon County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.65 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hunterdon County, NJ, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($108,081), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($105,543), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($104,280).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

66.4k

2017 Value

± 1,566

0.225%

1 Year growth

± 3.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hunterdon County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.225%, from 66.2k employees to 66.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hunterdon County, NJ, are Manufacturing (7,500 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,329 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,243 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hunterdon County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Hunterdon 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 Hunterdon County, NJ, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,500 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,329 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,243 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hunterdon County, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.28 times higher than expected), Information (1.82 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hunterdon County, NJ, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($176,607), Information ($103,505), and Finance & Insurance ($103,273).

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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

96.5% of the population of Hunterdon County, NJ has health coverage, with 68% on employee plans, 4.66% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.373% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hunterdon County, NJ see 878 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.343% increase from the previous year (875 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1165 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 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

878 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hunterdon County, NJ see an average of 878 patients per year. This represents a 0.343% increase from the previous year (875 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hunterdon 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%).

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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

3.49%

Uninsured

68%

Employer Coverage

4.66%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

0.373%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hunterdon County, NJ declined by 12.7% from 3.99% to 3.49%.

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

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

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Diversity

Hunterdon County, NJ is home to a population of 126k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.79% of Hunterdon County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (11k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hunterdon County, NJ is composed of 108k White Alone residents (86.3%), 7.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.21%), 4.82k Asian Alone residents (3.83%), 3.14k Black or African American Alone residents (2.49%), 1.39k Two or More Races residents (1.1%), 66 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0525%), 39 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.031%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0135%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hunterdon County, NJ was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Hunterdon County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hunterdon County, NJ residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.79%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11k people

8.98%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.3k people

As of 2017, 8.79% of Hunterdon County, NJ residents (11k 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 Hunterdon County, NJ was 8.98%, 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

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Hunterdon County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hunterdon County, NJ was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    108k ± 38

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.8k ± 576

  3. Asian Alone

    4.82k ± 285

In 2017, there were 13.9 times more White Alone residents (108k people) in Hunterdon County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.8k Hispanic or Latino and 4.82k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hunterdon 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 Hunterdon 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 Hunterdon County, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hunterdon 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

    2,387 ± 266

  2. Korea

    773 ± 128

  3. World War II

    412 ± 100

Hunterdon County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hunterdon County, NJ was $393,800 in 2017, which is 1.81 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $389,500 to $393,800, a 1.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Hunterdon County, NJ is 83.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hunterdon County, NJ have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hunterdon 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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$110,969

Median Household Income

± $2,182

46.8k

Number of Households

± 1,304

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.8k households in Hunterdon County, NJ grew to $110,969 from the previous year's value of $108,177.

The following chart displays the households in Hunterdon 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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Housing

Property Value

$393,800

2017 Median

± $6,488

$389,500

2016 Median

± $5,171

In 2017, the median property value in Hunterdon County, NJ grew to to $393,800 from the previous year's value of $389,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hunterdon 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 Hunterdon County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83.7%

2017 Homeownership

83.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.7% of the housing units in Hunterdon County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hunterdon 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 Hunterdon County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hunterdon County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hunterdon County, NJ have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.67% of the workforce in Hunterdon County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.67%

  3. Carpooled

    5.47%

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

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