West New York, NJ

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Population

53,345

1.79% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$50,477

0.284% growth

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Number of Employees

27,321

1.69% growth

Median Property Value

$316,200

2.41% decline

About

In 2017, West New York, NJ had a population of 53.3k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $50,477. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West New York, NJ grew from 52,407 to 53,345, a 1.79% increase and its median household income grew from $50,334 to $50,477, a 0.284% increase.

The population of West New York, NJ is 76.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% White Alone, and 6.17% Asian Alone. 82.9% of the people in West New York, NJ speak a non-English language, and 65.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West New York, NJ are Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York (45 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in West New York, NJ is $316,200, and the homeownership rate is 20.8%. Most people in West New York, NJ commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 36.5 minutes. The average car ownership in West New York, NJ is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of West New York, NJ employs 27.3k people. The largest industries in West New York, NJ are Retail Trade (3,328 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,086 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,836 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($130,688), Utilities ($94,896), and Finance & Insurance ($86,438).

Median household income in West New York, NJ is $50,477. Males in West New York, 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 West New York, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,477

2017 value

± $3,279

0.284%

1 Year Growth

± 8.25%

Households in West New York, NJ have a median annual income of $50,477, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,334 in 2016, which represents a 0.284% 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 West New York, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West New York, NJ by number of full-time 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 West New York, 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 West New York, 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 158.01

  2. Census Tract 152.01

  3. Census Tract 152.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West New York, NJ was Census Tract 158.01 with a value of $130,085, followed by Census Tract 152.01 and Census Tract 152.02, with respective values of $93,558 and $50,614.

The following map shows all of the places in West New York, 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

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West New York, NJ (11.6k out of 53.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    10,403 ± 863

  2. White

    6,771 ± 677

  3. Other

    3,625 ± 510

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West New York, 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

27.3k

2017 Value

± 1,325

1.69%

1 Year growth

± 6.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West New York, NJ grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 26.9k employees to 27.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West New York, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,370 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,681 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,378 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West New York, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West New York, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,370 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,681 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,378 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West New York, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.11 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.08 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West New York, NJ, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,452), Management Occupations ($95,286), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.3k

2017 Value

± 1,325

1.69%

1 Year growth

± 6.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West New York, NJ grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 26.9k employees to 27.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West New York, NJ, are Retail Trade (3,328 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,086 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,836 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West New York, NJ, though some of these residents may live in West New York, 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 West New York, NJ, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,328 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,086 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,836 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West New York, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.19 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.1 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West New York, NJ, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($130,688), Utilities ($94,896), and Finance & Insurance ($86,438).

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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

74.7% of the population of West New York, NJ has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 7.61% on Medicare, 7.25% on non-group plans, and 0.294% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West New York, 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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1184 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 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%).

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 

$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

25.3%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

7.61%

Medicare

7.25%

Non-Group

0.294%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West New York, NJ declined by 10.9% from 28.3% to 25.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West New York, 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

West New York, NJ is home to a population of 53.3k people, from which 65.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 60% of West New York, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of West New York, NJ is composed of 41k Hispanic or Latino residents (76.9%), 7.31k White Alone residents (13.7%), 3.29k Asian Alone residents (6.17%), 1.19k Black or African American Alone residents (2.23%), 353 Two or More Races residents (0.662%), 79 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.148%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0731%), and 33 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0619%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West New York, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (36,073 speakers), Other Asian Languages (405 speakers), and Arabic (399 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in West New York, NJ was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in West New York, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all West New York, NJ residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

60%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

59.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 60% of West New York, 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 West New York, NJ was 59.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

65.9%

2017 Citizenship

64.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 65.9% of West New York, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West New York, NJ was 64.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    41k ± 2.21k

  2. White Alone

    7.31k ± 720

  3. Asian Alone

    3.29k ± 472

In 2017, there were 5.61 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (41k people) in West New York, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.31k White Alone and 3.29k 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 West New York, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    36,073 speakers (75.2%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    405 speakers (0.844%)

  3. Arabic

    399 speakers (0.832%)

82.9% of West New York, 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 West New York, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 75.2% of the overall population of West New York, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.844% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.832% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    153 ± 104

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    148 ± 93

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    119 ± 95

West New York, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in West New York, NJ awarded 45 degrees. The student population of West New York, NJ is skewed towards women, with 70 male students and 312 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West New York, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (36 and 81.8%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 6.82%), Asian (2 and 4.55%), and White (2 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in West New York, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York (45 and 100%).

The most popular majors in West New York, NJ are General Cosmetology (24 and 53.3%), Barbering (10 and 22.2%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (7 and 15.6%).

The median tuition costs in West New York, 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. 24 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in West New York, NJ was General Cosmetology with 24 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in West New York, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

45 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the West New York, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York with 45 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

10

Degrees Awarded to Men

35

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 10 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West New York, NJ, which is 0.286 times less than the 35 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in West New York, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West New York, NJ were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 36 degrees mean that there were 12 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West New York, NJ was $316,200 in 2017, which is 1.45 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $324,000 to $316,200, a 2.41% decrease. The homeownership rate in West New York, NJ is 20.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West New York, NJ have an average commute time of 36.5 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in West New York, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$50,477

Median Household Income

± $3,279

19.1k

Number of Households

± 994

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.1k households in West New York, NJ grew to $50,477 from the previous year's value of $50,334.

The following chart displays the households in West New York, 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

$316,200

2017 Median

± $29,384

$324,000

2016 Median

± $23,613

In 2017, the median property value in West New York, NJ declined from to $316,200 from the previous year's value of $324,000.

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

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Rent vs Own

20.8%

2017 Homeownership

20.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 20.8% of the housing units in West New York, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 20.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West New York, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West New York, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West New York, NJ have 1 car, followed by 0 cars.

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Commute Time

36.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West New York, NJ have a longer commute time (36.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.32% of the workforce in West New York, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Public Transit

    45.8%

  2. Drove Alone

    30.3%

  3. Walked

    10%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West New York, NJ was Public Transit, followed by those who Drove Alone and those who Walked.

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