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Essex County, NJ

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Essex County, NJ
  • Location TypeCounty
  • County SeatNewark, NJ
  • Population783,969
  • Land Area (Square Miles) 126.2099
  • Population Density (Per Square Mile) 6211.5000

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TitleLatest YearLatest ValueLatest Rank
Decennial Census Population (County)2010783,96974 of 3170
Decennial Census Population Per Square Mile (County)20106,211.5016 of 3170
Percent of African American Population (County)201841.9%169 of 3131
Percent of Hispanic Population (County)201823.5%334 of 3139
Persistent Poverty Counties (County)201300 of 0 - 1
Rural-Urban Continuum for Counties (County)201311 of 1 - 9
Unemployment Rate (County)20194.5%835 of 3140
Death Rate (Per 100,000) (County)2016748.302719 of 3105
Percent of Adults Physically Inactive (County)201628.4%1286 of 3141
Age-Adjusted Rate of Diabetes per 1,000 Persons (County)20169.001557 of 3141
Medicare Part D Prescription Enrollment Rate (County)201845.8%1962 of 3137
Farmers' Markets (County)201611144 of 2249
Percent of Children Without a Market Within One Mile (County)20151.4%2994 of 3004
Percent of School-age Children in Poverty (County)201820.0%1383 of 3140
Total Public School Expenditures (County)2017$3,431,965,000.0023 of 3123
Number of Public Libraries (County)20172059 of 1287
Average Daily Maximum Heat Index (County)201189.662311 of 3103
Percentage of Days with a Good Air Quality Index (County)201974.2%823 of 1006
Second Highest 1-hour Carbon Monoxide Measurement (County)20192.2031 of 165
Greenhouse Gas Direct Emitting Facilities (County)20188124 of 1227
Average Fine Particulate Matter (County)201110.982066 of 3108
FEMA Public Assistance Grant Dollars Obligated for Disasters (County)2018$3,143,932.4514 of 338
Total Deposits in Banks (County)2016-2017$24,846,973,000.0081 of 3108
Property Taxes as Percent of Income: Five-Year Estimates (County)2006-20108.6%2 of 2773
Percent of Firms Which are Women Owned (County)201238.5%423 of 3093
Manufacturing Establishments with 5 to 9 Employees (County)201811477 of 1961
Immigrant Households Entering County According to Tax Returns (County)2017-201846243 of 389
Estimated Veteran Population Under 45 Years Old (County)20105,379200 of 3143
Total Planted Acres (County)20130.003019 of 3019
Online, Mail Order, and Television Retail Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$5,180,000,000.0045 of 2709
Total Retail and Food Service Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$12,039,000,000.00139 of 3108
Earnings in Management of Companies and Enterprises Occupations in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$2,781,000,000.0080 of 2178
Population (County)2050794,000108 of 3076
Per Capita Total Personal Income (County)2050$310,987.00100 of 3112
Total Employees (County)2050579,000107 of 3065
Population 18 to 24 Years Old (County)205069,000111 of 2216
African American Male Population 25 Years Old (County)20501,69248 of 2780
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