Totowa, NJ

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Population

10,829

0.651% decline

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$97,729

1.2% growth

Poverty Rate

6.06%


Number of Employees

5,521

3.39% growth

Median Property Value

$370,200

0.162% growth

About

In 2017, Totowa, NJ had a population of 10.8k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $97,729. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Totowa, NJ declined from 10,900 to 10,829, a -0.651% decrease and its median household income grew from $96,573 to $97,729, a 1.2% increase.

The population of Totowa, NJ is 73.2% White Alone, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.36% Asian Alone. 32.4% of the people in Totowa, NJ speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Totowa, NJ is $370,200, and the homeownership rate is 81.9%. Most people in Totowa, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Totowa, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Totowa, NJ employs 5.52k people. The largest industries in Totowa, NJ are Retail Trade (998 people), Educational Services (649 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (566 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($82,697), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,452), and Public Administration ($73,594).

Median household income in Totowa, NJ is $97,729. Males in Totowa, 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 Totowa, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$97,729

2017 value

± $7,327

1.2%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Totowa, NJ have a median annual income of $97,729, 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 $96,573 in 2016, which represents a 1.2% 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 Totowa, 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 Totowa, 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 Totowa, 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 2238.02

  2. Census Tract 2238.01

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Totowa, NJ was Census Tract 2238.02 with a value of $93,867, followed by Census Tract 2238.01 and N/A, with respective values of $71,116 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Totowa, NJ (646 out of 10.7k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 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

    468 ± 175

  2. Black

    133 ± 134

  3. Hispanic

    62 ± 94

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Totowa, NJ is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

5.52k

2017 Value

± 559

3.39%

1 Year growth

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Totowa, NJ grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 5.34k employees to 5.52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Totowa, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (832 people), Sales & Related Occupations (789 people), and Management Occupations (648 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Totowa, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Totowa, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (832 people), Sales & Related Occupations (789 people), and Management Occupations (648 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Totowa, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.89 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.67 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Totowa, NJ, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($111,806), Protective Service Occupations ($102,400), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($102,150).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.52k

2017 Value

± 559

3.39%

1 Year growth

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Totowa, NJ grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 5.34k employees to 5.52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Totowa, NJ, are Retail Trade (998 people), Educational Services (649 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (566 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Totowa, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Totowa, 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 Totowa, NJ, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (998 people), Educational Services (649 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (566 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Totowa, NJ has an unusually high number of Information (1.71 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.58 times), and Educational Services (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Totowa, NJ, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($82,697), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,452), and Public Administration ($73,594).

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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

96.3% of the population of Totowa, NJ has health coverage, with 63.7% on employee plans, 7.5% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 9.18% on non-group plans, and 0.131% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Totowa, 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

3.66%

Uninsured

63.7%

Employer Coverage

7.5%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

9.18%

Non-Group

0.131%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Totowa, NJ declined by 23.1% from 4.77% to 3.66%.

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

Totowa, NJ is home to a population of 10.8k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.3% of Totowa, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Totowa, NJ is composed of 7.92k White Alone residents (73.2%), 1.78k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.4%), 689 Asian Alone residents (6.36%), 377 Black or African American Alone residents (3.48%), 55 Two or More Races residents (0.508%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0831%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Totowa, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,140 speakers), Italian (997 speakers), and Arabic (284 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 5

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Totowa, NJ was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Totowa, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Totowa, NJ residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 19.3% of Totowa, 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 Totowa, NJ was 19.3%, 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 Totowa, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Totowa, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Totowa, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Totowa, NJ was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.92k ± 383

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.78k ± 546

  3. Asian Alone

    689 ± 157

In 2017, there were 4.46 times more White Alone residents (7.92k people) in Totowa, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.78k Hispanic or Latino and 689 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 Totowa, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,140 speakers (11.1%)

  2. Italian

    997 speakers (9.69%)

  3. Arabic

    284 speakers (2.76%)

32.4% of Totowa, 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 Totowa, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 11.1% of the overall population of Totowa, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 9.69% speak Italian and 2.76% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    210 ± 96

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    110 ± 86

  3. World War II

    79 ± 57

Totowa, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Totowa, NJ was $370,200 in 2017, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $369,600 to $370,200, a 0.162% increase. The homeownership rate in Totowa, NJ is 81.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Totowa, NJ have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Totowa, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$97,729

Median Household Income

± $7,327

3.37k

Number of Households

± 380

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.37k households in Totowa, NJ grew to $97,729 from the previous year's value of $96,573.

The following chart displays the households in Totowa, 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

$370,200

2017 Median

± $14,564

$369,600

2016 Median

± $14,151

In 2017, the median property value in Totowa, NJ grew to to $370,200 from the previous year's value of $369,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

81.9%

2017 Homeownership

79.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.9% of the housing units in Totowa, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Totowa, NJ have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.5% of the workforce in Totowa, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Worked At Home

    5.92%

  3. Carpooled

    4.81%

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

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