Sewaren, NJ

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Population

2,437

1.33% growth

Poverty Rate

3.9%


Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$76,389

3.13% decline

Number of Employees

1,417

3.36% growth

Median Property Value

$281,800

0.177% decline

About

In 2017, Sewaren, NJ had a population of 2.44k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $76,389. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sewaren, NJ grew from 2,405 to 2,437, a 1.33% increase and its median household income declined from $78,857 to $76,389, a -3.13% decrease.

The population of Sewaren, NJ is 66.8% White Alone, 17% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.89% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Sewaren, NJ speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sewaren, NJ is $281,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.9%. Most people in Sewaren, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sewaren, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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 Sewaren, NJ employs 1.42k people. The largest industries in Sewaren, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (185 people), Retail Trade (180 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (135 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($120,144), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,182), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,500).

Median household income in Sewaren, NJ is $76,389. Males in Sewaren, 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 Sewaren, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,389

2017 value

± $14,245

-3.13%

1 Year Growth

± 25.3%

Households in Sewaren, NJ have a median annual income of $76,389, 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 $78,857 in 2016, which represents a -3.13% 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 New Jersey made 1.38 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

    $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 New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sewaren, 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 34.01

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sewaren, NJ was Census Tract 34.01 with a value of $71,949, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sewaren, NJ (95 out of 2.44k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    77 ± 74

  2. Black

    18 ± 60

  3. Hispanic

    2 ± 60

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

1.42k

2017 Value

± 229

3.36%

1 Year growth

± 21.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sewaren, NJ grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 1.37k employees to 1.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sewaren, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (298 people), Management Occupations (128 people), and Health Technologists & Technicians (111 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sewaren, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sewaren, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (298 people), Management Occupations (128 people), and Health Technologists & Technicians (111 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sewaren, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.81 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (4.17 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sewaren, NJ, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($111,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,375), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.42k

2017 Value

± 229

3.36%

1 Year growth

± 21.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sewaren, NJ grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 1.37k employees to 1.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sewaren, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (185 people), Retail Trade (180 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (135 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sewaren, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Sewaren, 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 Sewaren, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (185 people), Retail Trade (180 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (135 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sewaren, NJ has an unusually high number of Information (2.81 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.57 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sewaren, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($120,144), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,182), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,500).

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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

94% of the population of Sewaren, NJ has health coverage, with 61.9% on employee plans, 9.77% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 8.36% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sewaren, NJ see 1064 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.14% increase from the previous year (1052 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1167 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 627 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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1,064 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, NJ see an average of 1,064 patients per year. This represents a 1.14% increase from the previous year (1,052 patients).

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

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

6.02%

Uninsured

61.9%

Employer Coverage

9.77%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

8.36%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sewaren, NJ declined by 43.5% from 10.7% to 6.02%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sewaren, 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

Sewaren, NJ is home to a population of 2.44k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.6% of Sewaren, NJ residents were born outside of the country (355 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sewaren, NJ is composed of 1.63k White Alone residents (66.8%), 415 Hispanic or Latino residents (17%), 241 Black or African American Alone residents (9.89%), 143 Asian Alone residents (5.87%), 10 Two or More Races residents (0.41%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.4

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sewaren, NJ was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Sewaren, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sewaren, NJ residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

355 people

17.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

415 people

As of 2017, 14.6% of Sewaren, NJ residents (355 people) 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 Sewaren, NJ was 17.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Sewaren, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sewaren, NJ was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.63k ± 209

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    415 ± 208

  3. Black or African American Alone

    241 ± 107

In 2017, there were 3.92 times more White Alone residents (1.63k people) in Sewaren, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 415 Hispanic or Latino and 241 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    42 ± 35

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    10 ± 23

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    9 ± 18

Sewaren, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sewaren, NJ was $281,800 in 2017, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $282,300 to $281,800, a 0.177% decrease. The homeownership rate in Sewaren, NJ is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sewaren, NJ have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sewaren, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$281,800

2017 Median

± $11,978

$282,300

2016 Median

± $13,738

In 2017, the median property value in Sewaren, NJ declined from to $281,800 from the previous year's value of $282,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sewaren, 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 Sewaren, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$76,389

Median Household Income

± $14,245

926

Number of Households

± 166

In 2017, the median household income of the 926 households in Sewaren, NJ declined from $76,389 from the previous year's value of $78,857.

The following chart displays the households in Sewaren, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%

2017 Homeownership

81.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.9% of the housing units in Sewaren, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

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

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sewaren, NJ have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Sewaren, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.6%

  2. Carpooled

    5.54%

  3. Public Transit

    5.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sewaren, NJ was Drove Alone (88.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.54%) and those who Public Transit (5.32%).

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

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