Port Reading, NJ

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Population

4,150

6.52% growth

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$81,912

6.25% growth

Poverty Rate

4.19%


Number of Employees

1,991

9.46% growth

Median Property Value

$283,700

1.72% growth

About

In 2017, Port Reading, NJ had a population of 4.15k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $81,912. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Port Reading, NJ grew from 3,896 to 4,150, a 6.52% increase and its median household income grew from $77,094 to $81,912, a 6.25% increase.

The population of Port Reading, NJ is 52.6% White Alone, 25.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Asian Alone. 25.4% of the people in Port Reading, NJ speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Port Reading, NJ is $283,700, and the homeownership rate is 80.2%. Most people in Port Reading, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Port Reading, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Port Reading, NJ employs 1.99k people. The largest industries in Port Reading, NJ are Transportation & Warehousing (346 people), Educational Services (289 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (243 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($107,031), Finance & Insurance ($63,611), and Public Administration ($56,071).

Median household income in Port Reading, NJ is $81,912. Males in Port Reading, 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 Port Reading, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,912

2017 value

± $12,147

6.25%

1 Year Growth

± 20.5%

Households in Port Reading, NJ have a median annual income of $81,912, 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 $77,094 in 2016, which represents a 6.25% 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 Port Reading, NJ 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 Port Reading, NJ 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 Port Reading, 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 29.01

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Port Reading, NJ was Census Tract 29.01 with a value of $79,896, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Port Reading, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Port Reading, NJ (174 out of 4.15k 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 Males 45 - 54, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 12 - 14.

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

    174 ± 105

  2. Hispanic

    133 ± 98

  3. Black

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Port Reading, 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

1.99k

2017 Value

± 290

9.46%

1 Year growth

± 18.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Port Reading, NJ grew at a rate of 9.46%, from 1.82k employees to 1.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Port Reading, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (396 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (204 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (200 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Port Reading, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Port Reading, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (396 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (204 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (200 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Port Reading, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.22 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.75 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Port Reading, NJ, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($123,350), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($95,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,568).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.99k

2017 Value

± 290

9.46%

1 Year growth

± 18.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Port Reading, NJ grew at a rate of 9.46%, from 1.82k employees to 1.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Port Reading, NJ, are Transportation & Warehousing (346 people), Educational Services (289 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (243 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Port Reading, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Port Reading, 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 Port Reading, NJ, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (346 people), Educational Services (289 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (243 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Port Reading, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (4.08 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.57 times), and Construction (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Port Reading, NJ, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($107,031), Finance & Insurance ($63,611), and Public Administration ($56,071).

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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 with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

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

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Health

95% of the population of Port Reading, NJ has health coverage, with 64% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 5.69% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Port Reading, 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

4.96%

Uninsured

64%

Employer Coverage

13.9%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

5.69%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Port Reading, NJ declined by 26.7% from 6.78% to 4.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Port Reading, 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

Port Reading, NJ is home to a population of 4.15k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.4% of Port Reading, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Port Reading, NJ is composed of 2.18k White Alone residents (52.6%), 1.07k Hispanic or Latino residents (25.9%), 534 Asian Alone residents (12.9%), 354 Black or African American Alone residents (8.53%), 7 Two or More Races residents (0.169%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Port Reading, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (374 speakers), Hindi (131 speakers), and Arabic (87 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Port Reading, NJ was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Port Reading, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Port Reading, NJ residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 17.4% of Port Reading, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Port Reading, NJ was 17.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Port Reading, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Port Reading, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

94.3%

2017 Citizenship

92.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.3% of Port Reading, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Port Reading, NJ was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.18k ± 258

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.07k ± 497

  3. Asian Alone

    534 ± 192

In 2017, there were 2.03 times more White Alone residents (2.18k people) in Port Reading, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.07k Hispanic or Latino and 534 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 Port Reading, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    374 speakers (11.3%)

  2. Hindi

    131 speakers (3.95%)

  3. Arabic

    87 speakers (2.62%)

25.4% of Port Reading, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Port Reading, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 11.3% of the overall population of Port Reading, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.95% speak Hindi and 2.62% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    68 ± 52

  2. Korea

    21 ± 26

  3. World War II

    8 ± 12

Port Reading, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Port Reading, NJ was $283,700 in 2017, which is 1.3 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $278,900 to $283,700, a 1.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Port Reading, NJ is 80.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Port Reading, NJ have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Port Reading, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$81,912

Median Household Income

± $12,147

1.33k

Number of Households

± 216

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.33k households in Port Reading, NJ grew to $81,912 from the previous year's value of $77,094.

The following chart displays the households in Port Reading, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$283,700

2017 Median

± $12,243

$278,900

2016 Median

± $12,750

In 2017, the median property value in Port Reading, NJ grew to to $283,700 from the previous year's value of $278,900.

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

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Rent vs Own

80.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.2% of the housing units in Port Reading, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.8%.

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

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Port Reading, NJ have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.81% of the workforce in Port Reading, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.4%

  2. Public Transit

    5.55%

  3. Carpooled

    5.04%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Port Reading, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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