Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ

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2020 Population
118,740
0.156% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
46.8
1.08% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
4.98%
5.19% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$93,500
0.0631% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$353,100
1.32% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ had a population of 119k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $93,500. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ declined from 118,926 to 118,740, a −0.156% decrease and its median household income declined from $93,559 to $93,500, a −0.0631% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.5%), White (Hispanic) (7.94%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.73%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.99%).

25.3% of the households in Middlesex County (Southeast) 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.

94.9% of the residents in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was $353,100, and the homeownership rate was 81%.

Most people in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 41 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 119k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 20.1% of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (23.8k people).

In 2020, there were 4.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.4k people) in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.42k 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 Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (5,848 households), Gujarati (3,705 households), and Hindi (2,375 households).

Citizenship

94.9%
2020 Citizenship
94.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.9% of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.4k ± 1.77k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 1.28k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.42k ± 1.4k
10.9%
Hispanic Population
12.9k people

In 2020, there were 4.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.4k people) in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.42k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.9% of the people in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (12.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
23.8k people
20.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
24.7k people

As of 2020, 20.1% of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ residents (23.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was 20.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,848 households (5.15%)
  2. Gujarati
    3,705 households (3.26%)
  3. Hindi
    2,375 households (2.09%)

25.3% of the households in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. 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 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 5.15% of the households in Middlesex County (Southeast) 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
    2,102 ± 328
  2. Korea
    746 ± 185
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    448 ± 131

Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ employs 55.7k people. The largest industries in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (4,270 people), Construction (3,112 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,406 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($193,811), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($183,106), and Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($181,442).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
25,900
Women
46.5%
29,777
Men
53.5%

The workforce of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 55,677 people, with 46.5% woman, and 53.5% men.

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Occupations

55.7k
2020 Value
0.46%
1 Year growth
± 0.46%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.46%, from 55.4k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ, are Other managers (1,964 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,443 people), and Retail salespersons (1,377 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.7k
2020 Value
0.46%
1 Year growth
± 0.46%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.46%, from 55.4k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,270 people), Construction (3,112 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,406 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Middlesex County (Southeast) 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

$70,255
Median earning men ± $3,794
$43,756
Median earning women ± $3,205

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,792), Public Administration ($92,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($89,480).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,087), Public Administration ($66,739), and Information ($65,268).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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.

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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. $70.5B
  2. $58.9B
  3. $50.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Electronics with $70.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($58.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($50.4B).

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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$649B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $649B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.35T by 2050.

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. $116B
  2. $61.4B
  3. $24.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $116B, followed by Pennsylvania with $61.4B and California and $24.4B.

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

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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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.421% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.87% 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 Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (26.8k), Bachelors Degree (25.7k), and Some college (17k).

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The median property value in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was $353,100 in 2020, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $348,500 to $353,100, a 1.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ is 81%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 41 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ is $93,500. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

Property

$353,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,022
$38,898
Median Property Taxes
±$1,323

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 Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

81%
Homeownership
2020
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 81% of the housing units in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$93,500
Median Household Income
± $3,678
46.6k
Number of Households
± 1,429

In 2020, the median household income of the 46.6k households in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ declined from $93,500 from the previous year's value of $93,559.

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Wage Distribution

0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ
0.463
2019 Wage GINI in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ

In 2020, the income inequality in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.83% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.14%)
  3. Public Transit (8.97%)

In 2020, 73.5% of workers in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.14%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.97%).

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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Commute Time

41 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (41 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 11.8% of the workforce in Middlesex County (Southeast) 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 Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ (5.88k out of 118k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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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96.5% of the population of Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 59.7% on employee plans, 6.21% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.614% 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 New Jersey see 1179 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,179 patients per year. This represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Jersey across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 14.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.45%
Uninsured
59.7%
Employer Coverage
6.21%
Medicaid
19.3%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.614%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesex County (Southeast) PUMA, NJ declined by 10.6% from 3.86% to 3.45%.

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