Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ

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2022 Population
129,099
0.227% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.4
0.215% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
3.69%
0.676% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$133,534
8.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$478,600
10.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ had a population of 129k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $133,534. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ grew from 128,807 to 129,099, a 0.227% increase and its median household income grew from $123,373 to $133,534, a 8.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (83%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.43%), White (Hispanic) (2.91%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.76%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%).

13% of the households in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was $478,600, and the homeownership rate was 84.5%.

Most people in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 129k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.4% of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (13.4k people).

In 2022, there were 18.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.72k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.76k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ are Spanish (5,891 households), Portuguese (1,065 households), and Gujarati (763 households).

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    107k ± 516
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.72k ± 342
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.76k ± 459
7.28%
Hispanic Population
9.4k people

In 2022, there were 18.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.72k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.76k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.28% of the people in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ are hispanic (9.4k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

10.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.4k people
10.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.1k people

As of 2022, 10.4% of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ residents (13.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,891 households (4.77%)
  2. Portuguese
    1,065 households (0.861%)
  3. Gujarati
    763 households (0.617%)

13% of the households in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 4.77% of the households in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,773 ± 301
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    758 ± 184
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    729 ± 223

Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ employs 63.8k people. The largest industries in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (5,788 people), Construction (4,022 people), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (2,633 people), and the highest paying industries are Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions ($344,877), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($301,049), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($206,079).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
30,063
Women
48.2%
32,360
Men
51.8%

The workforce of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 62,423 people, with 48.2% woman, and 51.8% men.

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Occupations

63.8k
2022 Value
−0.38%
1 Year decline
± −0.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.38%, from 64k employees to 63.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ, are Other managers (3,033 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,007 people), and Chief executives & legislators (1,262 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.8k
2022 Value
−0.38%
1 Year decline
± −0.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.38%, from 64k employees to 63.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,788 people), Construction (4,022 people), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (2,633 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$86,094
Median earning men ± $2,444
$58,413
Median earning women ± $2,143

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($158,058), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($141,672), and Manufacturing ($128,550).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($109,914), Wholesale Trade ($85,000), and Public Administration ($83,365).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

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.

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 was elected 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.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

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

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.681% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.535% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (32.4k), High School or Equivalent (22.1k), and Graduate Degree (21.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was $478,600 in 2022, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $431,600 to $478,600, a 10.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ is 84.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 33.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ is $133,534. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

Property

$478,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,920
$41,967
Median Property Taxes
±$1,020

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

84.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.5% of the housing units in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

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Household Income

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$133,534
Median Household Income
± $3,236
49.7k
Number of Households
± 1,520

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.7k households in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ grew to $133,534 from the previous year's value of $123,373.

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Wage Distribution

0.487
2022 Wage GINI in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ
0.484
2021 Wage GINI in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was 0.487 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.622% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.9%)
  3. Carpooled (5.17%)

In 2022, 72.3% of workers in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.9%) and those who carpooled to work (5.17%).

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Commute Time

33.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (33.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5% of the workforce in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

3.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ (4.69k out of 127k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

97.2% of the population of Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 65.2% on employee plans, 5.78% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.675% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 44% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.78%
Uninsured
65.2%
Employer Coverage
5.78%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.675%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ declined by 4.2% from 2.9% to 2.78%.

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