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Essex County, New Jersey Facts

Facts
State New Jersey
Land area 126.2 square miles
Population Density 6,211.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 789,565
Population change 0.7%
Under 5 years of age 6.7%
Under 18 24.3%
65 and over 12.2%
Females 51.9%
White 49.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 21.7
Asian 5.1%
Two or more races 2.2%
Black or African American 41.9%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 32%
Veterans 27,099
Households and Housing
Households 277,302
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.4%
Median household income $55,095
The per capita income $32,181
Live below the poverty line. 16.6%
housing units 313,726
Multi-unit structures 60%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $364,800
Residents owning their homes. 45.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 67,880
Women-owned firms 30.9%
Asian-owned firms 6.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 11.4%
Black-owned firms 21%
Native American-owned firms 0.5%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.1%
Retail sales $7,750,635
Retail sales per capita $10,077
Manufacturers shipments $10,422,670
Merchant wholesaler sales $12,622,517