Gloucester County, NJ

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Population

291,408

0.273% decline

Poverty Rate

7.94%


Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$81,849

5.37% decline

Number of Employees

148,667

0.371% decline

Median Property Value

$221,600

0.225% decline

About

In 2018, Gloucester County, NJ had a population of 291k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $81,849. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Gloucester County, NJ declined from 292,206 to 291,408, a -0.273% decrease and its median household income declined from $86,496 to $81,849, a -5.37% decrease.

The population of Gloucester County, NJ is 78% White Alone, 10.1% Black or African American Alone, and 6.4% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Gloucester County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gloucester County, NJ are Rowan University (3,794 degrees awarded in 2017), Rowan College at Gloucester County (1,004 degrees), and ASI Career Institute (232 degrees).

The median property value in Gloucester County, NJ is $221,600, and the homeownership rate is 79.9%. Most people in Gloucester County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gloucester County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Gloucester County, NJ employs 149k people. The largest industries in Gloucester County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,957 people), Educational Services (19,210 people), and Retail Trade (18,526 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($134,922), Utilities ($97,599), and Public Administration ($76,502).

Median household income in Gloucester County, NJ is $81,849. Males in Gloucester County, NJ have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,578. The income inequality in Gloucester County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,849

2018 value

± $5,053

-5.37%

1 Year Growth

± 9.11%

Households in Gloucester County, NJ have a median annual income of $81,849, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,496 in 2017, which represents a -5.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,489

Average Male Salary

± $1,731

$65,578

Average Female Salary

± $1,240

In 2018, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.36 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

    $86,392 ± $3,381

  2. White

    $72,755 ± $1,266

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,823 ± $4,874

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Gloucester County, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2018 Wage GINI

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0656% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5020.01

  2. Census Tract 5020.02

  3. Census Tract 5022

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gloucester County, NJ was Census Tract 5020.01 with a value of $137,083, followed by Census Tract 5020.02 and Census Tract 5022, with respective values of $126,338 and $123,347.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.94% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gloucester County, NJ (22.8k out of 287k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    14,867 ± 962

  2. Black

    4,401 ± 508

  3. Hispanic

    3,116 ± 382

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

149k

2018 Value

± 6,069

-0.371%

1 Year decline

± 5.74%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gloucester County, NJ declined at a rate of -0.371%, from 149k employees to 149k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gloucester County, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,054 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,891 people), and Management Occupations (14,881 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gloucester County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gloucester County, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,054 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,891 people), and Management Occupations (14,881 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gloucester County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gloucester County, NJ, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($82,472), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($82,083), and Legal Occupations ($81,818).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

149k

2018 Value

± 6,069

-0.371%

1 Year decline

± 5.74%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gloucester County, NJ declined at a rate of -0.371%, from 149k employees to 149k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gloucester County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,957 people), Educational Services (19,210 people), and Retail Trade (18,526 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gloucester County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Gloucester 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 Gloucester County, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,957 people), Educational Services (19,210 people), and Retail Trade (18,526 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gloucester County, NJ has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.46 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.44 times), and Educational Services (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gloucester County, NJ, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($134,922), Utilities ($97,599), and Public Administration ($76,502).

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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. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

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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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% 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. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

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

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Health

95.7% of the population of Gloucester County, NJ has health coverage, with 61.6% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 0.655% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gloucester County, NJ see 1777 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.794% increase from the previous year (1763 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2215 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1063 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

1,777 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gloucester County, NJ see an average of 1,777 patients per year. This represents a 0.794% increase from the previous year (1,763 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gloucester 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

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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

4.26%

Uninsured

61.6%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

9.86%

Non-Group

0.655%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gloucester County, NJ grew by 3.93% from 4.1% to 4.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gloucester 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. 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

Gloucester County, NJ is home to a population of 291k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.47% of Gloucester County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (16k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gloucester County, NJ is composed of 227k White Alone residents (78%), 29.5k Black or African American Alone residents (10.1%), 18.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.4%), 9.58k Asian Alone residents (3.29%), 5.66k Two or More Races residents (1.94%), 378 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.13%), 308 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.106%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Gloucester County, NJ was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Gloucester County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Gloucester County, NJ residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16k people

5.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

15.8k people

As of 2017, 5.47% of Gloucester County, NJ residents (16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gloucester County, NJ was 5.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    260,034 ± 12,336 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    194,328 ± 10,704 people

  3. Mexico

    107,599 ± 8,005 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 260,034 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 194,328 and Mexico with 107,599.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2018 Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.9% of Gloucester County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Gloucester County, NJ was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    227k ± 332

  2. Black or African American Alone

    29.5k ± 1.5k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18.6k ± 2.91k

In 2018, there were 7.7 times more White Alone residents (227k people) in Gloucester County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.5k Black or African American Alone and 18.6k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gloucester County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,584 ± 1,179

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,892 ± 682

  3. Korea

    1,681 ± 570

Gloucester County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Gloucester County, NJ awarded 5,099 degrees. The student population of Gloucester County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 12,825 male students and 12,931 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gloucester County, NJ are White (3,588 and 71.1%), followed by Black or African American (505 and 10%), Hispanic or Latino (410 and 8.13%), and Asian (243 and 4.82%).

The largest universities in Gloucester County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rowan University (3,794 and 74.4%), Rowan College at Gloucester County (1,004 and 19.7%), and ASI Career Institute (232 and 4.55%).

The most popular majors in Gloucester County, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (438 and 8.59%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (404 and 7.92%), and General Psychology (266 and 5.22%).

The median tuition costs in Gloucester County, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,660 and $18,128 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 238 degrees awarded

  2. 196 degrees awarded

  3. 266 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gloucester County, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 238 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,794 degrees awarded

  2. 1,004 degrees awarded

  3. 232 degrees awarded

$9,660

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Gloucester County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rowan University with 3,794 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,245

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,854

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,245 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gloucester County, NJ, which is 0.787 times less than the 2,854 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,588 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    505 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    410 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gloucester County, NJ were to White students. These 3,588 degrees mean that there were 7.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 505 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gloucester County, NJ was $221,600 in 2018, which is 0.965 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $222,100 to $221,600, a 0.225% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gloucester County, NJ is 79.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gloucester County, NJ have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gloucester County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$221,600

2018 Median

± $5,461

$222,100

2017 Median

± $5,493

In 2018, the median property value in Gloucester County, NJ declined from to $221,600 from the previous year's value of $222,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gloucester 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 Gloucester County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$81,849

Median Household Income

± $5,053

101k

Number of Households

± 4,736

In 2018, the median household income of the 101k households in Gloucester County, NJ declined from $81,849 from the previous year's value of $86,496.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.9%

2018 Homeownership

81%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 79.9% of the housing units in Gloucester County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81%.

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

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gloucester County, NJ have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Gloucester County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    8.03%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.52%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Gloucester County, NJ was Drove Alone (83%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.03%) and those who Worked At Home (4.52%).

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 Gloucester County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gloucester County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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