Union County, NJ

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2019 Population
556,341
0.309% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
39
0.515% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
9.5%
3.11% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$80,339
2.25% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$380,100
1.25% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
284,667
3.91% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Union County, NJ had a population of 556k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $80,339. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Union County, NJ declined from 558,067 to 556,341, a −0.309% decrease and its median household income declined from $82,186 to $80,339, a −2.25% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Union County, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (37.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.9%), Other (Hispanic) (17.4%), White (Hispanic) (12.4%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.3%). 46% of the households in Union County, NJ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 85.5% of the residents in Union County, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Union County, NJ are Kean University (3,149 degrees awarded in 2019), Union County College (1,697 degrees), and Lincoln Technical Institute-Union (696 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Union County, NJ was $380,100, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%. Most people in Union County, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Union County, NJ was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Union County, NJ is home to a population of 556k people, from which 85.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 85.5% of Union County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (476k people).

In 2019, there were 1.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (210k people) in Union County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 96.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Union County, NJ are Spanish (156,793 speakers), Portuguese (18,086 speakers), and Haitian (11,212 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Union County, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    210k ± 3.05k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    111k ± 2.85k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    96.9k ± 6.89k
32.8%
Hispanic Population
183k people

In 2019, there were 1.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (210k people) in Union County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 96.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

32.8% of the people in Union County, NJ are hispanic (183k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Union County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    156,793 speakers (30.1%)
  2. Portuguese
    18,086 speakers (3.47%)
  3. Haitian
    11,212 speakers (2.15%)

46% of Union County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Union County, NJ was Spanish. 30.1% of the overall population of Union County, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 3.47% speak Portuguese and 2.15% speak Haitian, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

85.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
476k people
29.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
166k people

As of 2019, 85.5% of Union County, NJ residents (476k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Union County, NJ was 29.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Union County, NJ was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Union County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Union County, NJ residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    267,137 ± 12,497 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    196,191 ± 10,754 people
  3. Mexico
    108,194 ± 8,026 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 267,137 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 196,191 and Mexico with 108,194.

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Citizenship

85.5%
2019 Citizenship
86.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 85.5% of Union County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Union County, NJ was 86.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,741 ± 1,322
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,992 ± 853
  3. Korea
    1,128 ± 474

Union County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Union County, NJ is $80,339. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Union County, NJ was Census Tract 365 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 379 and Census Tract 382.02, with respective values of $250,001 and $218,542.

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,114. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Union County, NJ employs 285k people. The largest industries in Union County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,929 people), Transportation & Warehousing (28,202 people), and Retail Trade (27,535 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($101,767), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,348), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,712).

Wages

Median Household Income

$80,339
2019 value
± $3,814
−2.25%
1 Year Growth
± 7.18%

Households in Union County, NJ have a median annual income of $80,339, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $82,186 in 2018, which represents a −2.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$92,951
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,794
$67,114
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,255

In 2019, 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 in New Jersey
  1. Asian
    $92,859 ± $3,652
  2. White
    $74,222 ± $1,284
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $70,602 ± $36,181

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Jersey.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Union County, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.493
2018 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2019, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0449% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 365
  2. Census Tract 379
  3. Census Tract 382.02

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Union County, NJ was Census Tract 365 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 379 and Census Tract 382.02, with respective values of $250,001 and $218,542.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Union County, NJ (52k out of 547k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. Hispanic
    24,844 ± 1,267
  2. White
    20,147 ± 1,111
  3. Other
    14,526 ± 998

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

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

285k
2019 Value
± 9,597
−3.91%
1 Year decline
± 4.94%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Union County, NJ declined at a rate of −3.91%, from 296k employees to 285k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Union County, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,815 people), Management Occupations (32,023 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (24,658 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Union County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Union County, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,815 people), Management Occupations (32,023 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (24,658 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Union County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.58 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.54 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Union County, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($102,410), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($90,602), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($89,908).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

285k
2019 Value
± 9,597
−3.91%
1 Year decline
± 4.94%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Union County, NJ declined at a rate of −3.91%, from 296k employees to 285k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Union County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,929 people), Transportation & Warehousing (28,202 people), and Retail Trade (27,535 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Union County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Union County, 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 Union County, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,929 people), Transportation & Warehousing (28,202 people), and Retail Trade (27,535 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Union County, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.04 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.53 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Union County, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($101,767), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,348), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,712).

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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. $57.4B
  2. $52.6B
  3. $51.9B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57.4B, followed by Electronics ($52.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($51.9B).

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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$660B
2018 Value in New Jersey
$1.36T
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
105% growth

In 2018, total outbound New Jersey trade was $660B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.36T 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. $115B
  2. $64.9B
  3. $23.7B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $115B, followed by Pennsylvania with $64.9B and California and $23.7B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Union County, NJ went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.7%), followed by Other (2.9%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Union County, NJ
66.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who had become Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Union County, NJ awarded 6,009 degrees. The student population of Union County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 10,460 male students and 15,494 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Union County, NJ are White (1,898 and 32.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,751 and 29.6%), Black or African American (1,384 and 23.4%), and Unknown (424 and 7.17%).

The largest universities in Union County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Kean University (3,149 and 52.4%), Union County College (1,697 and 28.2%), and Lincoln Technical Institute-Union (696 and 11.6%).

The most popular majors in Union County, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (607 and 10.1%), General Psychology (436 and 7.26%), and Registered Nursing (406 and 6.76%).

The median tuition costs in Union County, NJ are $10,700 for private four year colleges, and $9,935 and $17,111 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 186 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 384 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 221 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Union County, NJ was General Biological Sciences with 186 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,149 degrees awarded
  2. 1,697 degrees awarded
  3. 696 degrees awarded
$9,935
Median In-State Public
$10,700
Median Private

In 2019, the Union County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kean University with 3,149 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,476
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,533
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 2,476 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Union County, NJ, which is 0.701 times less than the 3,533 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Union County, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,898 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,751 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,384 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Union County, NJ was White students. These 1,898 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,751 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Union County, NJ was $380,100 in 2019, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $375,400 to $380,100, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Union County, NJ is 57.9%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Union County, NJ have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Union County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$380,100
2019 Median
± $6,638
$375,400
2018 Median
± $8,129

In 2019, the median property value in Union County, NJ grew to to $380,100 from the previous year's value of $375,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Union County, 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 Union County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$80,339
Median Household Income
± $3,814
193k
Number of Households
± 7,706

In 2019, the median household income of the 193k households in Union County, NJ declined from $80,339 from the previous year's value of $82,186.

The following chart displays the households in Union County, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Union County, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Union County, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
2019 Homeownership
57.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 57.9% of the housing units in Union County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Union County, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Union County, NJ have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 5.21% of the workforce in Union County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (69.3%)
  2. Public Transit (11.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.18%)

In 2019, 69.3% of workers in Union County, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (11.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.18%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Union County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Union County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

87.7% of the population of Union County, NJ has health coverage, with 52.9% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 8.06% on non-group plans, and 0.359% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Union County, NJ see 1469 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.59% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1126 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 502 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Salem County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,469 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Union County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Union County, NJ see an average of 1,469 patients per year. This represents a 2.59% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Union County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$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

12.3%
Uninsured
52.9%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
8.06%
Non-Group
0.359%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Union County, NJ grew by 16.5% from 10.5% to 12.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Union County, 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. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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