County Stats

People QuickFacts Salem County New Jersey
Population, 2012 estimate 65,774 8,864,590
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 66,083 8,791,898
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 -0.5% 0.8%
Population, 2010 66,083 8,791,894
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 5.9% 6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 23.1% 23.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 15.1% 13.7%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.1% 51.3%
     
White persons, percent, 2011 (a) 81.8% 74.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) 14.8% 14.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.5% 0.6%
Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.9% 8.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 (a) Z 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 2.0% 1.9%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b) 7.1% 18.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 76.2% 58.9%
     
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 91.1% 89.7%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011 3.8% 20.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011 6.9% 29.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 85.7% 87.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 18.5% 35.0%
Veterans, 2007-2011 5,252 472,716
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 28 30.1
     
Housing units, 2011 27,464 3,562,553
Homeownership rate, 2007-2011 73.0% 66.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011 17.7% 35.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011 $198,800 $349,100
Households, 2007-2011 25,004 3,180,854
Persons per household, 2007-2011 2.59 2.69
Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011 $27,941 $35,678
Median household income, 2007-2011 $57,174 $71,180
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011 10.8% 9.4%
Business QuickFacts Salem County New Jersey
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 1,193 228,937
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 18,203 3,367,169
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 -4.3 -5.1
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 2,874 604,723
     
Total number of firms, 2007 4,585 781,622
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 6.4% 7.7%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.4%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 8.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 2.3% 8.7%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 25.6% 27.3%
     
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 1,440,380 116,608,094
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) D 233,413,004
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 669,436 124,813,580
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $10,146 $14,453
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 82,295 19,993,613
Building permits, 2011 82 12,952
Geography QuickFacts Salem County New Jersey
Land area in square miles, 2010 331.9 7,354.22
Persons per square mile, 2010 199.1 1,195.5
FIPS Code 33 34

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