Point Pleasant, NJ

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Population

18,519

0.298% growth

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$93,276

6.21% growth

Poverty Rate

5.08%


Number of Employees

10,114

1.4% growth

Median Property Value

$368,700

1.54% growth

About

In 2017, Point Pleasant, NJ had a population of 18.5k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $93,276. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Point Pleasant, NJ grew from 18,464 to 18,519, a 0.298% increase and its median household income grew from $87,826 to $93,276, a 6.21% increase.

The population of Point Pleasant, NJ is 94.1% White Alone, 4.61% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.578% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Point Pleasant, NJ speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Point Pleasant, NJ is $368,700, and the homeownership rate is 80.4%. Most people in Point Pleasant, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Point Pleasant, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Point Pleasant, NJ employs 10.1k people. The largest industries in Point Pleasant, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,384 people), Educational Services (1,298 people), and Retail Trade (1,104 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($82,321), Transportation & Warehousing ($78,704), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,639).

Median household income in Point Pleasant, NJ is $93,276. Males in Point Pleasant, 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 Point Pleasant, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$93,276

2017 value

± $11,569

6.21%

1 Year Growth

± 14.9%

Households in Point Pleasant, NJ have a median annual income of $93,276, 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 $87,826 in 2016, which represents a 6.21% 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 Point Pleasant, 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 7112

  2. Census Tract 7113

  3. Census Tract 7114

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Point Pleasant, NJ was Census Tract 7112 with a value of $103,477, followed by Census Tract 7113 and Census Tract 7114, with respective values of $96,940 and $89,477.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Point Pleasant, NJ (934 out of 18.4k 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 25 - 34 and then Females 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

    908 ± 185

  2. Hispanic

    62 ± 99

  3. Black

    19 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Point Pleasant, 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

10.1k

2017 Value

± 713

1.4%

1 Year growth

± 9.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Point Pleasant, NJ grew at a rate of 1.4%, from 9.97k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Point Pleasant, NJ, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,351 people), Management Occupations (1,236 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,200 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Point Pleasant, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Point Pleasant, NJ, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,351 people), Management Occupations (1,236 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,200 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Point Pleasant, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.81 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.62 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Point Pleasant, NJ, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($128,352), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($96,528), and Management Occupations ($93,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.1k

2017 Value

± 713

1.4%

1 Year growth

± 9.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Point Pleasant, NJ grew at a rate of 1.4%, from 9.97k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Point Pleasant, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,384 people), Educational Services (1,298 people), and Retail Trade (1,104 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Point Pleasant, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Point Pleasant, 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 Point Pleasant, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,384 people), Educational Services (1,298 people), and Retail Trade (1,104 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Point Pleasant, NJ has an unusually high number of Construction (1.53 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.51 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Point Pleasant, NJ, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($82,321), Transportation & Warehousing ($78,704), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,639).

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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

94.3% of the population of Point Pleasant, NJ has health coverage, with 63.8% on employee plans, 5.15% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0.681% on military or VA plans.

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

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

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.69%

Uninsured

63.8%

Employer Coverage

5.15%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

0.681%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Point Pleasant, NJ declined by 19.9% from 7.1% to 5.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Point Pleasant, 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

Point Pleasant, NJ is home to a population of 18.5k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Point Pleasant, NJ residents were born outside of the country (849 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Point Pleasant, NJ is composed of 17.4k White Alone residents (94.1%), 854 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.61%), 107 Two or More Races residents (0.578%), 72 Black or African American Alone residents (0.389%), 31 Asian Alone residents (0.167%), 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0756%), 9 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0486%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Point Pleasant, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Point Pleasant, NJ was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Point Pleasant, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Point Pleasant, NJ residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    849 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Point Pleasant, NJ residents (849 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Point Pleasant, NJ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Point Pleasant, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Point Pleasant, NJ was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.4k ± 397

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    854 ± 377

  3. Two or More Races

    107 ± 88.1

In 2017, there were 20.4 times more White Alone residents (17.4k people) in Point Pleasant, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 854 Hispanic or Latino and 107 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    336 ± 102

  2. Korea

    138 ± 76

  3. World War II

    122 ± 63

Point Pleasant, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Point Pleasant, NJ was $368,700 in 2017, which is 1.69 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $363,100 to $368,700, a 1.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Point Pleasant, NJ is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Point Pleasant, NJ have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Point Pleasant, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$93,276

Median Household Income

± $11,569

7.32k

Number of Households

± 531

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.32k households in Point Pleasant, NJ grew to $93,276 from the previous year's value of $87,826.

The following chart displays the households in Point Pleasant, 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 $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$368,700

2017 Median

± $10,919

$363,100

2016 Median

± $9,981

In 2017, the median property value in Point Pleasant, NJ grew to to $368,700 from the previous year's value of $363,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Point Pleasant, 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 Point Pleasant, 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 Point Pleasant, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Point Pleasant, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80.4%

2017 Homeownership

81.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.4% of the housing units in Point Pleasant, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.6%.

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

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Commute Time

29 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Point Pleasant, NJ have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.15% of the workforce in Point Pleasant, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    5.68%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Point Pleasant, NJ was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.68%) and those who Worked At Home (4.32%).

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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