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Union County, New Jersey Facts

Facts
State New Jersey
Land area 102.9 square miles
Population Density 5,216.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 548,256
Population change 2.2%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 24%
65 and over 12.9%
Females 51.3%
White 68.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 29.3
Asian 5.2%
Two or more races 1.9%
Black or African American 23.4%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 85%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 31.8%
Veterans 20,109
Households and Housing
Households 185,483
Persons per household 2.9
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.3%
Median household income $68,507
The per capita income $35,089
Live below the poverty line. 10.8%
housing units 200,769
Multi-unit structures 44%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $362,300
Residents owning their homes. 60.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 48,019
Women-owned firms 25.9%
Asian-owned firms 5.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 14.6%
Black-owned firms 13.1%
Native American-owned firms 0.5%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $7,312,120
Retail sales per capita $14,069
Manufacturers shipments $18,574,672
Merchant wholesaler sales $12,948,687