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Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ&

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The economy of Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ employs 49,806 people. The economy of Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 1.8; 1.72; and 1.41 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (7,533), Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,476), and Finance & Insurance (5,854), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($137,500), Finance & Insurance ($124,531), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($94,671).

Median household income in Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is $117,379. Males in Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $90,715. The income inequality of Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.502 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ. In New Jersey the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of N/A. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 102,846 people, from which 92.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is composed of 60,764 White residents (59.1%), 14,235 Asian residents (13.8%), 13,760 Black residents (13.4%), 11,750 Hispanic residents (11.4%), and 2,131 Two+ residents (2.07%). The most common foreign languages in Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (8,787 speakers), Chinese (4,270 speakers), and Russian (1,538 speakers), but compared to other places, Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ has a relative high number of Hebrew (884 speakers), Greek (543 speakers), and Italian (1,194 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New Jersey awarded 102,305 degrees. The student population of New Jersey is skewed towards females, with 43,120 male students and 59,185 female students. Most students in New Jersey are White (49,915 and 48.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16,795 and 16.4%), Black or African American (13,437 and 13.1%), and Asian (7,667 and 7.49%). The largest universities in New Jersey by number of graduates are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (11,798 and 11.5%), Montclair State University (4,872 and 4.76%), and Rowan University (3,428 and 3.35%). The most popular majors in New Jersey are General Psychology (3,680 and 3.6%), General Business Administration & Management (3,304 and 3.23%), and Registered Nursing (2,120 and 2.07%). The median tuition costs in New Jersey are $37,100 for private four year colleges, and $11,124 and $22,301 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is $489,000, which is 2.39 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $484,600 to $489,000, a 0.91% increase. The homeownership rate of Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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