Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ

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2019 Population
122,685
1.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
33.8
2.42% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
29.6%
5.28% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$32,013
0.682% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$211,800
6.27% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
48,886
4.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ had a population of 123k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $32,013. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ grew from 121,429 to 122,685, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $31,796 to $32,013, a 0.682% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), Other (Hispanic) (6.24%), White (Hispanic) (3.45%), White (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%). 25.4% of the households in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

89.3% of the residents in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,894 degrees awarded in 2019) and New Community Career & Technical Institute (83 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was $211,800, and the homeownership rate was 24%. Most people in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 37.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was 1 car per household.

Diversity

Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 123k people, from which 89.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 22.6% of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (27.7k people).

In 2019, there were 13 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.2k people) in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.65k Other (Hispanic) and 4.23k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (11,697 speakers), Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (6,814 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (3,768 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    99.2k ± 2.21k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    7.65k ± 1.26k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.23k ± 800
12%
Hispanic Population
14.7k people

In 2019, there were 13 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.2k people) in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.65k Other (Hispanic) and 4.23k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12% of the people in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (14.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    11,697 speakers (10.3%)
  2. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa
    6,814 speakers (6.01%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    3,768 speakers (3.32%)

25.4% of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 10.3% of the overall population of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 6.01% speak Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa and 3.32% speak French (Incl. Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
27.7k people
20.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
25.3k people

As of 2019, 22.6% of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ residents (27.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was 20.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

30
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ residents was 33.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Nigeria
    4,396 ± 1,598 people
  2. Haiti
    3,873 ± 1,504 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    3,080 ± 1,345 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was Nigeria, the natal country of 4,396 Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Haiti with 3,873 and Dominican Republic with 3,080.

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Citizenship

89.3%
2019 Citizenship
90.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 89.3% of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was 90.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    706 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    290 ± 147
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    235 ± 98

Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is $32,013. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $167,933, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $155,878 and $150,024.

Males in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.06 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,218. The income inequality in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ employs 48.9k people. The largest industries in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,187 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,978 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,910 people), and the highest paying industries are Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities ($94,176), Administration of economic programs & space research ($81,945), and Administration of human resource programs ($71,697).

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,013
2019 value
± $971
0.682%
1 Year Growth
± 4.76%

Households in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $32,013, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,796 in 2018, which represents a 0.682% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$44,557
Average Male Salary in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ
± $6,130
$42,218
Average Female Salary in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ
± $7,509

In 2019, full-time male employees in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ made 1.06 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ
  1. Asian
    $38,083 ± $24,651
  2. White
    $38,045 ± $14,108
  3. Black
    $37,713 ± $4,891

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ.

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Wage Distribution

0.428
2019 Wage GINI in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ
0.428
2018 Wage GINI in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ

In 2019, the income inequality in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was 0.428 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.172% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $167,933, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $155,878 and $150,024.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ (35.5k out of 120k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    28,971 ± 1,278
  2. Hispanic
    5,439 ± 585
  3. Other
    3,143 ± 508

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is Black, 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

48.9k
2019 Value
4.54%
1 Year growth
± 4.54%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 4.54%, from 46.8k employees to 48.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, are Nursing assistants (2,359 people), Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (2,213 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,068 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Nursing assistants (2,359 people), Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (2,213 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,068 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation attendants, except flight attendants (12.8 times higher than expected), Postal service clerks (8.86 times), and Baggage porters, bellhops, & concierges (7.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Correctional officers and jailers ($81,797), Education administrators ($81,738), and Chief executives & legislators ($74,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

48.9k
2019 Value
4.54%
1 Year growth
± 4.54%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 4.54%, from 46.8k employees to 48.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,187 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,978 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,910 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, 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 Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,187 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,978 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,910 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Bus service & urban transit (6.16 times higher than expected), Investigation & security services (5.16 times), and Postal Service (4.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities ($94,176), Administration of economic programs & space research ($81,945), and Administration of human resource programs ($71,697).

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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. $57.4B
  2. $52.6B
  3. $51.9B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57.4B, followed by Electronics ($52.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($51.9B).

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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$660B
2018 Value in New Jersey
$1.36T
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
105% growth

In 2018, total outbound New Jersey trade was $660B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.36T 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. $115B
  2. $64.9B
  3. $23.7B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $115B, followed by Pennsylvania with $64.9B and California and $23.7B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 55.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Jersey
55.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who had become Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ awarded 2,977 degrees. The student population of Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is skewed towards men, with 8,547 male students and 3,049 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are White (772 and 34.3%), followed by Asian (552 and 24.5%), Hispanic or Latino (455 and 20.2%), and Black or African American (234 and 10.4%).

The largest universities in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,894 and 97.2%) and New Community Career & Technical Institute (83 and 2.79%).

The most popular majors in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are General Computer & Information Sciences (372 and 12.5%), Mechanical Engineering (270 and 9.07%), and Information Technology (237 and 7.96%).

The median tuition cost in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ for a public four year colleges is $14,448 for in-state students and $30,160 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 222 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 219 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 200 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was General Engineering Technology with 222 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,894 degrees awarded
  2. 83 degrees awarded
$14,448
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Jersey Institute of Technology with 2,894 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,190
Degrees Awarded to Men
787
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 2,190 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, which is 2.78 times more than the 787 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    772 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    552 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    455 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Essex County (Southeast)--Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was White students. These 772 degrees mean that there were 1.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 552 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ was $211,800 in 2019, which is 0.881 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $199,300 to $211,800, a 6.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is 24%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 37.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$211,800
2019 Median
± $10,322
$199,300
2018 Median
± $7,380

In 2019, the median property value in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ grew to to $211,800 from the previous year's value of $199,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, 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 Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

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$32,013
Median Household Income
± $971
45.3k
Number of Households
± 1,556

In 2019, the median household income of the 45.3k households in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ grew to $32,013 from the previous year's value of $31,796.

The following chart displays the households in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

24%
2019 Homeownership
24.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 24% of the housing units in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 24.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

37.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (37.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 9.75% of the workforce in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (57.9%)
  2. Public Transit (28.7%)
  3. Carpooled (5.53%)

In 2019, 57.9% of workers in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (28.7%) and those who carpooled to work (5.53%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ have 1 car, followed by false.

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Health

87.1% of the population of Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 37.5% on Medicaid, 7.7% on Medicare, 6.82% on non-group plans, and 0.596% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1179 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Salem County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,179 patients per year. This represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$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

12.9%
Uninsured
34.5%
Employer Coverage
37.5%
Medicaid
7.7%
Medicare
6.82%
Non-Group
0.596%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ declined by 6.39% from 13.7% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, 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. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 15.6%.

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

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