Sussex County PUMA, NJ

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Population

144,043

0.71% decline

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$89,434

2.21% growth

Poverty Rate

5.32%


Number of Employees

71,486

0.419% decline

Median Property Value

$264,000

0.565% decline

About

In 2017, Sussex County PUMA, NJ had a population of 144k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $89,434. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ declined from 145,073 to 144,043, a -0.71% decrease and its median household income grew from $87,496 to $89,434, a 2.21% increase.

The population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ is 87.2% White Alone, 7.48% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.96% Black or African American Alone. 9.69% of the people in Sussex County PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are Sussex County Community College (474 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sussex County PUMA, NJ is $264,000, and the homeownership rate is 82.7%. Most people in Sussex County PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Sussex County PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sussex County PUMA, NJ employs 71.5k people. The largest industries in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (6,216 people), Construction (5,670 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,623 people), and the highest paying industries are Farm supplies merchant wholesalers ($269,949), Software publishing ($215,497), and Glass & glass product manufacturing ($180,827).

Median household income in Sussex County PUMA, NJ is $89,434. Males in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,065. The income inequality in Sussex County PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$89,434

2017 value

± $2,085

2.21%

1 Year Growth

± 3.33%

Households in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $89,434, 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 $87,496 in 2016, which represents a 2.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$84,592

Average Male Salary

± $10,897

$62,065

Average Female Salary

± $7,740

In 2017, full-time male employees in Sussex County PUMA, NJ made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Sussex County PUMA, NJ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $75,641 ± $56,339

  2. White

    $63,115 ± $6,343

  3. Black

    $55,414 ± $32,776

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Sussex County PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.431% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Sussex County PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Sussex County 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 Sussex County 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.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sussex County PUMA, NJ (7.59k out of 143k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,550 ± 498

  2. Hispanic

    1,049 ± 253

  3. Black

    580 ± 171

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sussex County PUMA, 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

71.5k

2017 Value

-0.419%

1 Year decline

± -0.419%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sussex County PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -0.419%, from 71.8k employees to 71.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sussex County PUMA, NJ, are Miscellaneous managers (2,283 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,171 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,153 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sussex County PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sussex County PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,283 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,171 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,153 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Sussex County PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Animal trainers (6.1 times higher than expected), Stationary engineers & boiler operators (3.48 times), and Court, municipal, & license clerks (3.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sussex County PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Producers & directors ($200,926), Physicians & surgeons ($185,155), and Chief executives & legislators ($179,487).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.5k

2017 Value

-0.419%

1 Year decline

± -0.419%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sussex County PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -0.419%, from 71.8k employees to 71.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sussex County PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,216 people), Construction (5,670 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,623 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sussex County PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Sussex County 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 Sussex County PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,216 people), Construction (5,670 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,623 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Sussex County PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (4.17 times higher than expected), Electronic & precision equipment repair and maintenance (3.09 times), and Fuel dealers (3.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sussex County PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Farm supplies merchant wholesalers ($269,949), Software publishing ($215,497), and Glass & glass product manufacturing ($180,827).

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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

N/A% of the population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sussex County 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%).

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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sussex County PUMA, NJ N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sussex County 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. 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%.

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Diversity

Sussex County PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 144k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Sussex County PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ is composed of 126k White Alone residents (87.2%), 10.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.48%), 2.83k Black or African American Alone residents (1.96%), 2.81k Asian Alone residents (1.95%), 1.85k Two or More Races residents (1.29%), 97 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0673%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00833%), and 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00417%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are Spanish (5,315 speakers), Polish (1,449 speakers), and Italian (786 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sussex County PUMA, NJ residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

7.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.3k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Sussex County 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 Sussex County PUMA, NJ was 7.8%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Poland

    644 ± 622 people

  2. Italy

    625 ± 612 people

  3. Philippines

    607 ± 604 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Sussex County PUMA, NJ was Poland, the natal country of 644 Sussex County PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Italy with 625 and Philippines with 607.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Sussex County PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    126k ± 181

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.8k ± 755

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.83k ± 174

In 2017, there were 11.7 times more White Alone residents (126k people) in Sussex County PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Hispanic or Latino and 2.83k 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 Sussex County PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    5,315 speakers (3.87%)

  2. Polish

    1,449 speakers (1.05%)

  3. Italian

    786 speakers (0.572%)

9.69% of Sussex County PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 3.87% of the overall population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 1.05% speak Polish and 0.572% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,464 ± 291

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    791 ± 191

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    681 ± 149

Sussex County PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sussex County PUMA, NJ awarded 474 degrees. The student population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 1,271 male students and 1,318 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are White (425 and 89.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (31 and 6.54%), Two or More Races (6 and 1.27%), and Asian (5 and 1.05%).

The largest universities in Sussex County PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Sussex County Community College (474 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (210 and 44.3%), General Business Administration & Management (80 and 16.9%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (54 and 11.4%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 210 degrees awarded

  2. 80 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 210 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

474 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sussex County PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sussex County Community College with 474 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

210

Degrees Awarded to Men

264

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 210 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sussex County PUMA, NJ, which is 0.795 times less than the 264 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    425 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sussex County PUMA, NJ were to White students. These 425 degrees mean that there were 13.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was $264,000 in 2017, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $265,500 to $264,000, a 0.565% decrease. The homeownership rate in Sussex County PUMA, NJ is 82.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 36.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sussex County 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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$89,434

Median Household Income

± $2,085

53.8k

Number of Households

± 1,302

In 2017, the median household income of the 53.8k households in Sussex County PUMA, NJ grew to $89,434 from the previous year's value of $87,496.

The following chart displays the households in Sussex County 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$264,000

2017 Median

± $3,615

$265,500

2016 Median

± $2,994

In 2017, the median property value in Sussex County PUMA, NJ declined from to $264,000 from the previous year's value of $265,500.

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

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Rent vs Own

82.7%

2017 Homeownership

82.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.7% of the housing units in Sussex County PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.9%.

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

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Commute Time

36.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (36.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.29% of the workforce in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.27%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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