Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ

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Population

107,713

1.58% growth

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$108,465

2.56% growth

Poverty Rate

4.71%


Number of Employees

54,719

3.23% growth

Median Property Value

$384,300

1.61% growth

About

In 2017, Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ had a population of 108k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $108,465. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew from 106,034 to 107,713, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $105,758 to $108,465, a 2.56% increase.

The population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is 46.9% White Alone, 23.1% Asian Alone, and 17% Black or African American Alone. 31.6% of the people in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 89.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is $384,300, and the homeownership rate is 75.5%. Most people in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ employs 54.7k people. The largest industries in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (3,222 people), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (2,913 people), and Computer Systems Design (2,696 people), and the highest paying industries are Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers ($175,660), Broadcasting (except internet) ($165,461), and Other administrative & other support services ($165,460).

Median household income in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is $108,465. Males in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $76,120. The income inequality in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$108,465

2017 value

± $3,973

2.56%

1 Year Growth

± 4.81%

Households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $108,465, 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 $105,758 in 2016, which represents a 2.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$103,176

Average Male Salary

± $15,159

$76,120

Average Female Salary

± $11,646

In 2017, full-time male employees in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $95,159 ± $17,107

  2. White

    $83,642 ± $13,687

  3. Two or More Races

    $73,095 ± $70,189

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.468

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.62% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $146,691, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Morristown Town, Madison & Florham Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $141,315 and $139,109.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.71% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ (5.03k out of 107k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    2,151 ± 408

  2. Black

    1,854 ± 505

  3. Asian

    727 ± 214

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

54.7k

2017 Value

3.23%

1 Year growth

± 3.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 53k employees to 54.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, are Miscellaneous managers (3,103 people), Other Computer Occupations (1,599 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,251 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (3,103 people), Other Computer Occupations (1,599 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,251 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Technical writers (7.53 times higher than expected), Other Computer Occupations (7.29 times), and Other financial clerks (6.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Insurance underwriters ($280,886), Physicians & surgeons ($240,528), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($211,825).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

54.7k

2017 Value

3.23%

1 Year growth

± 3.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 53k employees to 54.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,222 people), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (2,913 people), and Computer Systems Design (2,696 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Somerset County (South) 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 Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,222 people), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (2,913 people), and Computer Systems Design (2,696 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (14.7 times higher than expected), Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (6.49 times), and Periodical, book, & directory publishers (4.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers ($175,660), Broadcasting (except internet) ($165,461), and Other administrative & other support services ($165,460).

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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 Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 68.6% on employee plans, 5.46% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 9.21% on non-group plans, and 0.206% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Somerset County (South) PUMA, 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%).

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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

5.68%

Uninsured

68.6%

Employer Coverage

5.46%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

9.21%

Non-Group

0.206%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 5.68%.

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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

Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 108k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is composed of 50.5k White Alone residents (46.9%), 24.9k Asian Alone residents (23.1%), 18.3k Black or African American Alone residents (17%), 11.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.7%), 1.97k Two or More Races residents (1.83%), 301 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.279%), 159 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.148%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0065%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (8,081 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,885 speakers), and Gujarati (2,640 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

26.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

28.5k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was 26.8%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    8,986 ± 2,228 people

  2. China

    2,660 ± 1,250 people

  3. Philippines

    1,811 ± 1,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was India, the natal country of 8,986 Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ residents, followed by China with 2,660 and Philippines with 1,811.

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Citizenship

89.4%

2017 Citizenship

89.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.4% of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was 89.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.5k ± 1.04k

  2. Asian Alone

    24.9k ± 1.02k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    18.3k ± 960

In 2017, there were 2.03 times more White Alone residents (50.5k people) in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.9k Asian Alone and 18.3k 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 Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    8,081 speakers (7.89%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    4,885 speakers (4.77%)

  3. Gujarati

    2,640 speakers (2.58%)

31.6% of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 7.89% of the overall population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 4.77% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.58% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,007 ± 205

  2. Korea

    445 ± 142

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    275 ± 115

Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was $384,300 in 2017, which is 1.77 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $378,200 to $384,300, a 1.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is 75.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$108,465

Median Household Income

± $3,973

38k

Number of Households

± 1,357

In 2017, the median household income of the 38k households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew to $108,465 from the previous year's value of $105,758.

The following chart displays the households in Somerset County (South) 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$384,300

2017 Median

± $6,488

$378,200

2016 Median

± $5,718

In 2017, the median property value in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew to to $384,300 from the previous year's value of $378,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.5% of the housing units in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.09% of the workforce in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.16%

  3. Public Transit

    6.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone (76.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.16%) and those who Public Transit (6.73%).

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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