Monmouth County, NJ

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Population

626,351

0.0807% growth

Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$98,270

8.92% growth

Poverty Rate

7.57%


Number of Employees

323,501

0.834% growth

Median Property Value

$421,700

2.53% growth

About

In 2017, Monmouth County, NJ had a population of 626k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $98,270. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monmouth County, NJ grew from 625,846 to 626,351, a 0.0807% increase and its median household income grew from $90,226 to $98,270, a 8.92% increase.

The population of Monmouth County, NJ is 74.7% White Alone, 11% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.64% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Monmouth County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 95.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monmouth County, NJ are Brookdale Community College (2,070 degrees awarded in 2016), Monmouth University (1,934 degrees), and Medical Career Institute (90 degrees).

The median property value in Monmouth County, NJ is $421,700, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Monmouth County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Monmouth County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Monmouth County, NJ employs 324k people. The largest industries in Monmouth County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,611 people), Retail Trade (34,948 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (33,300 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($115,423), Information ($97,983), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,554).

Median household income in Monmouth County, NJ is $98,270. Males in Monmouth 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 Monmouth County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$98,270

2017 value

± $3,365

8.92%

1 Year Growth

± 4.78%

Households in Monmouth County, NJ have a median annual income of $98,270, 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 $90,226 in 2016, which represents a 8.92% 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 Monmouth 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 8038

  2. Census Tract 8033

  3. Census Tract 8012

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monmouth County, NJ was Census Tract 8038 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 8033 and Census Tract 8012, with respective values of $195,826 and $176,458.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.57% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monmouth County, NJ (47.1k out of 621k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    30,929 ± 1,270

  2. Hispanic

    11,338 ± 774

  3. Black

    8,058 ± 652

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

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

324k

2017 Value

± 8,877

0.834%

1 Year growth

± 3.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monmouth County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.834%, from 321k employees to 324k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monmouth County, NJ, are Management Occupations (43,822 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,437 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,352 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monmouth County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monmouth County, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (43,822 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,437 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,352 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monmouth County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.33 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monmouth County, NJ, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($112,115), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($102,375), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($100,385).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

324k

2017 Value

± 8,877

0.834%

1 Year growth

± 3.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monmouth County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.834%, from 321k employees to 324k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monmouth County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,611 people), Retail Trade (34,948 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (33,300 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monmouth County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Monmouth 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 Monmouth County, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,611 people), Retail Trade (34,948 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (33,300 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monmouth County, NJ has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.57 times higher than expected), Information (1.55 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monmouth County, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($115,423), Information ($97,983), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,554).

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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

94.8% of the population of Monmouth County, NJ has health coverage, with 58.9% on employee plans, 9.3% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.798% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monmouth County, NJ see 887 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.226% increase from the previous year (885 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 979 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 450 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

887 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monmouth County, NJ see an average of 887 patients per year. This represents a 0.226% increase from the previous year (885 patients).

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

5.15%

Uninsured

58.9%

Employer Coverage

9.3%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

0.798%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monmouth County, NJ declined by 18% from 6.28% to 5.15%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monmouth 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

Monmouth County, NJ is home to a population of 626k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.5% of Monmouth County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (84.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monmouth County, NJ is composed of 468k White Alone residents (74.7%), 68.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (11%), 41.6k Black or African American Alone residents (6.64%), 35.6k Asian Alone residents (5.68%), 9.59k Two or More Races residents (1.53%), 1.75k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.28%), 901 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.144%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monmouth County, NJ was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Monmouth County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monmouth County, NJ residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

84.6k people

13.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

84.5k people

As of 2017, 13.5% of Monmouth County, NJ residents (84.6k 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 Monmouth County, NJ was 13.5%, 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

95.1%

2017 Citizenship

93.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.1% of Monmouth County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monmouth County, NJ was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    468k ± 854

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    68.9k ± 6.22k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    41.6k ± 1.77k

In 2017, there were 6.79 times more White Alone residents (468k people) in Monmouth County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68.9k Hispanic or Latino and 41.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    9,804 ± 1,212

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,339 ± 1,194

  3. Korea

    3,215 ± 669

Monmouth County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Monmouth County, NJ awarded 4,219 degrees. The student population of Monmouth County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 8,773 male students and 11,061 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monmouth County, NJ are White (3,063 and 74%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (437 and 10.6%), Black or African American (280 and 6.77%), and Asian (142 and 3.43%).

The largest universities in Monmouth County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Brookdale Community College (2,070 and 49.1%), Monmouth University (1,934 and 45.8%), and Medical Career Institute (90 and 2.13%).

The most popular majors in Monmouth County, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (771 and 18.3%), General Education (307 and 7.28%), and General Social Sciences (293 and 6.94%).

The median tuition costs in Monmouth County, NJ are $23,732 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 293 degrees awarded

  2. 252 degrees awarded

  3. 412 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Monmouth County, NJ was General Social Sciences with 293 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,070 degrees awarded

  2. 1,934 degrees awarded

  3. 90 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,732

Median Private

In 2016, the Monmouth County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brookdale Community College with 2,070 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,601

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,618

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,601 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monmouth County, NJ, which is 0.612 times less than the 2,618 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

    3,063 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    437 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    280 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monmouth County, NJ were to White students. These 3,063 degrees mean that there were 7.01 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 437 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monmouth County, NJ was $421,700 in 2017, which is 1.94 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $411,300 to $421,700, a 2.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Monmouth County, NJ is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monmouth County, NJ have an average commute time of 32.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monmouth 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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$98,270

Median Household Income

± $3,365

236k

Number of Households

± 7,057

In 2017, the median household income of the 236k households in Monmouth County, NJ grew to $98,270 from the previous year's value of $90,226.

The following chart displays the households in Monmouth 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

$421,700

2017 Median

± $7,278

$411,300

2016 Median

± $10,111

In 2017, the median property value in Monmouth County, NJ grew to to $421,700 from the previous year's value of $411,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

72%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Monmouth County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

32.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monmouth County, NJ have a longer commute time (32.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 8.99% of the workforce in Monmouth County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.9%

  2. Public Transit

    8%

  3. Carpooled

    7.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monmouth County, NJ was Drove Alone (74.9%), followed by those who Public Transit (8%) and those who Carpooled (7.35%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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