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Union County, NJ

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Union County, NJ
  • Location TypeCounty
  • County SeatElizabeth, NJ
  • Population536,499
  • Land Area (Square Miles) 102.8499
  • Population Density (Per Square Mile) 5216.1000

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TitleLatest YearLatest ValueLatest Rank
Decennial Census Population (County)2010536,499118 of 3170
Decennial Census Population Per Square Mile (County)20105,216.1020 of 3170
Percent of African American Population (County)201823.7%432 of 3131
Percent of Hispanic Population (County)201832.3%211 of 3139
Persistent Poverty Counties (County)201300 of 0 - 1
Rural-Urban Continuum for Counties (County)201311 of 1 - 9
Unemployment Rate (County)20193.7%1516 of 3140
Death Rate (Per 100,000) (County)2016710.702790 of 3105
Percent of Adults Physically Inactive (County)201624.4%2214 of 3141
Age-Adjusted Rate of Diabetes per 1,000 Persons (County)20166.102550 of 3141
Medicare Part D Prescription Enrollment Rate (County)201847.1%1858 of 3137
Farmers' Markets (County)20166296 of 2249
Percent of Children Without a Market Within One Mile (County)20152.2%2985 of 3004
Percent of School-age Children in Poverty (County)201810.1%2781 of 3140
Total Public School Expenditures (County)2017$2,062,171,000.0061 of 3123
Number of Public Libraries (County)20171587 of 1287
Average Daily Maximum Heat Index (County)201190.172222 of 3103
Percentage of Days with a Good Air Quality Index (County)201971.4%859 of 1006
Second Highest 1-hour Carbon Monoxide Measurement (County)20192.2031 of 165
Greenhouse Gas Direct Emitting Facilities (County)20186205 of 1227
Average Fine Particulate Matter (County)201111.052030 of 3108
FEMA Public Assistance Grant Dollars Obligated for Disasters (County)2016$2,327,403.8653 of 654
Total Deposits in Banks (County)2016-2017$28,680,227,000.0070 of 3108
Property Taxes as Percent of Income: Five-Year Estimates (County)2006-20108.0%6 of 2773
Attendance to Arts and Culture Events (County)2000207,86421 of 26
Percent of Firms Which are Women Owned (County)201230.4%1738 of 3093
Manufacturing Establishments with 5 to 9 Employees (County)201811874 of 1961
Immigrant Households Entering County According to Tax Returns (County)2017-201825318 of 389
Estimated Veteran Population Under 45 Years Old (County)20103,498322 of 3143
Total Planted Acres (County)20130.003019 of 3019
Online, Mail Order, and Television Retail Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$734,000,000.00197 of 2709
Total Retail and Food Service Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$9,646,000,000.00178 of 3108
Earnings in Management of Companies and Enterprises Occupations in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$964,000,000.00152 of 2178
Population (County)2050565,000170 of 3076
Per Capita Total Personal Income (County)2050$296,317.00128 of 3112
Total Employees (County)2050380,000171 of 3065
Population 18 to 24 Years Old (County)205048,000176 of 2216
African American Male Population 25 Years Old (County)2050585146 of 2780
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