Sussex County PUMA, NJ

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2022 Population
144,808
0.0931% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.5
0.891% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.54%
8.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$111,094
9.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$322,300
14% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
73,878
0.317% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Sussex County PUMA, NJ had a population of 145k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $111,094. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ declined from 144,943 to 144,808, a −0.0931% decrease and its median household income grew from $101,679 to $111,094, a 9.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.9%), White (Hispanic) (4.46%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.69%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%).

10.6% of the households in Sussex County 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.

97.8% of the residents in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are Sussex County Community College (397 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was $322,300, and the homeownership rate was 84.8%.

Most people in Sussex County PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sussex County PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 145k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.08% of Sussex County PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (11.7k people).

In 2022, there were 18.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (120k people) in Sussex County PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.47k White (Hispanic) and 5.03k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are Spanish (7,825 households), Polish (1,074 households), and Russian (646 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
71,837
Women
49.7%
72,570
Men
50.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 144,407 inhabitants, with 50.3% men, and 49.7% women.

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Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Sussex County PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sussex County PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    120k ± 334
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.47k ± 660
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    5.03k ± 702
9.9%
Hispanic Population
14.3k people

In 2022, there were 18.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (120k people) in Sussex County PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.47k White (Hispanic) and 5.03k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.9% of the people in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are hispanic (14.3k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    789 ± 688 people
  2. Colombia
    772 ± 680 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    747 ± 669 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Sussex County PUMA, NJ was India, the natal country of 789 Sussex County PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Colombia with 772 and Dominican Republic with 747.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.7k people
7.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.4k people

As of 2022, 8.08% of Sussex County PUMA, NJ residents (11.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was 7.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,825 households (5.66%)
  2. Polish
    1,074 households (0.777%)
  3. Russian
    646 households (0.467%)

10.6% of the households in Sussex County PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 5.66% of the households in Sussex County 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
    2,447 ± 343
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,276 ± 278
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    599 ± 159

Sussex County PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sussex County PUMA, NJ employs 73.9k people. The largest industries in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (6,799 people), Construction (5,507 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,623 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($367,410), Sugar & confectionery products ($189,378), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($188,016).

Males in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,529. The income inequality in Sussex County PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
34,368
Women
47.8%
37,504
Men
52.2%

The workforce of Sussex County PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 71,872 people, with 47.8% woman, and 52.2% men.

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Occupations

73.9k
2022 Value
−0.317%
1 Year decline
± −0.317%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sussex County PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.317%, from 74.1k employees to 73.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sussex County PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,381 people), Other managers (2,165 people), and Customer service representatives (1,627 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sussex County PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.9k
2022 Value
−0.317%
1 Year decline
± −0.317%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sussex County PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.317%, from 74.1k employees to 73.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sussex County PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,799 people), Construction (5,507 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,623 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sussex County PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Sussex County 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

$71,303
Median earning men ± $2,403
$51,156
Median earning women ± $2,390

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($108,170), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,347), and Information ($96,036).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($80,946), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,399), and Public Administration ($73,920).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sussex County PUMA, NJ awarded 397 degrees. The student population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,161 male students and 1,020 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are White (310 and 80.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (51 and 13.2%), Two or More Races (14 and 3.62%), and Asian (8 and 2.07%).

The largest universities in Sussex County PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Sussex County Community College (397 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sussex County PUMA, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (147 and 37%), General Business Administration & Management (49 and 12.3%), and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (31 and 7.81%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,181 students enrolled in Sussex County PUMA, NJ, 53.2% men and 46.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,520 records, of which 47.8% were women and 52.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 49 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
397 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sussex County Community College with 397 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 179 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sussex County PUMA, NJ, which is 0.821 times less than the 218 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 310 degrees mean that there were 6.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 51 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,040) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,481) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.358% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.358% 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 Sussex County PUMA, NJ in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (34.2k), Bachelors Degree (27.8k), and Some college (23.7k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was $322,300 in 2022, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $282,700 to $322,300, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Sussex County PUMA, NJ is 84.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 36.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sussex County PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sussex County PUMA, NJ is $111,094. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

Property

$322,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,944
$47,761
Median Property Taxes
±$1,226

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Rent vs Own

84.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.8% of the housing units in Sussex County PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.2%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

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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.
$111,094
Median Household Income
± $2,734
56.3k
Number of Households
± 1,606

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.3k households in Sussex County PUMA, NJ grew to $111,094 from the previous year's value of $101,679.

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Wage Distribution

0.45
2022 Wage GINI in Sussex County PUMA, NJ
0.448
2021 Wage GINI in Sussex County PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Sussex County PUMA, NJ was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Sussex County PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Sussex County PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.1%)
  3. Carpooled (6.34%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Sussex County PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.1%) and those who carpooled to work (6.34%).

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Commute Time

36.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (36.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.2% of the workforce in Sussex County PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

5.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sussex County PUMA, NJ (7.95k out of 143k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sussex County PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

96.4% of the population of Sussex County PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 61.9% on employee plans, 7.95% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.513% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey
1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 43.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.62%
Uninsured
61.9%
Employer Coverage
7.95%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.513%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sussex County PUMA, NJ declined by 0.221% from 3.62% to 3.62%.

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