Essex County, New Jersey Population 2018

Essex County, New Jersey's estimated population is 808,285 with a growth rate of 1.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County, New Jersey is the 3rd largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017808,28515,6991.98%
2016792,586-11,290-1.40%
2016803,8763,6700.46%
2015800,2063,1280.39%
2014797,0784,5180.57%
2013792,5603,6180.46%
2012788,9421,5280.19%
2011787,4142,7200.35%
2010784,6946,4880.83%
1990778,206-72,910-8.57%
1980851,116-78,870-8.48%
1970929,9866,4410.70%
1960923,54517,5961.94%
1950905,94968,6098.19%
1940837,3403,8270.46%
1930833,513181,42427.82%
1920652,089139,20327.14%
1910512,886153,83342.84%
1900359,053102,95540.20%
1890256,09866,16934.84%
1880189,92946,09032.04%
1870143,83944,96245.47%
186098,87724,92733.71%
185073,95029,32965.73%
184044,6212,7106.47%
183041,91111,11836.11%
182030,7934,80918.51%
181025,9843,71516.68%
180022,2694,48425.21%
179017,7850.00%

Essex County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White330,789
Black or African American318,221
Some Other Race80,468
Asian39,694
Two or More Races21,096
American Indian and Alaska Native2,104
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander214

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Essex County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Essex County, New Jersey Median Age

37


Total

35.5


Male

38.5


Female

Essex County, New Jersey Adults

There are 601,573 adults, (98,281 of which are seniors) in Essex County, New Jersey.

Essex County, New Jersey Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

411,868

51.97%

Male

380,718

48.03%

Essex County, New Jersey Households and Families

Essex County, New Jersey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Essex County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.2%30.8%
All44.1%55.9%
Male36.8%63.2%
Female27.6%72.4%
Non Family26.9%73.1%

44.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Essex County, New Jersey Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All279,4802.7644.1
Married108,9343.5769.2
Non Family98,6961.2326.9
Female55,2283.6227.6
Male16,6223.6436.8

3.48

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Essex County, New Jersey Households

Essex County, New Jersey Education

Essex County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade38,4997.31%
9th to 12th Grade42,1708.00%
High School Graduate150,20828.51%
Some College90,87717.25%
Associates Degree29,5685.61%
Bachelors Degree105,84720.09%
Graduate Degree69,77613.24%

Essex County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black204,958174,82839,627
White182,885168,14797,889
Hispanic105,26272,50117,533
Other Race50,10831,9245,884
Asian28,10226,03718,251
Multiple Races9,6967,6343,168
Native American1,414880186
Islander15412534

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.95%.

Essex County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,847$45,028$34,874
Less Than High School$21,615$25,217$16,950
High School Grad$28,883$32,044$24,408
Some College$34,159$40,229$30,747
Bachelors Degree$56,742$66,325$51,150
Graduate Degree$81,915$103,291$67,034

$39,847

Average Earnings

$45,028

Average Male

$34,874

Average Female

Essex County, New Jersey Language

Essex County, New Jersey Language by Age

Essex County, New Jersey Language

66.16% of Essex County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 33.84% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.72% of the population.

Essex County, New Jersey Poverty

Essex County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black308,61174,62424.18%
Hispanic171,91740,16823.36%
Other80,07120,08425.08%
White243,99915,4656.34%
Multiple20,8134,48021.53%
Asian38,4432,3156.02%
Native2,09857427.36%
Islander2064119.90%

17.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.57%

Male Poverty Rate

18.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, New Jersey is Native, with 27.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, New Jersey is Asian, with 6.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.45%.

Essex County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.36%
High School18.81%
Some College13.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.45%

Essex County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.14%
Male Unemployed29.95%
Female Employed8.97%
Male Employed5.39%

Essex County, New Jersey Income

Essex County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,860$90,512
Families$70,937$111,724
Married Families$105,365$150,641
Non Families$31,259$47,886

Essex County, New Jersey Marital Status

Essex County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Essex County, New Jersey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Essex County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans by War

21,582

Number of Veterans

19,811

Male Veterans

1,771

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,531
First Gulf War2,868
Korea2,649
Second Gulf War2,250
World War II1,852

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+6,477
35 to 544,792
65 to 744,774
55 to 644,067
18 to 341,472

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,4864.06%
Black9,7804.10%
Hispanic1,9321.56%
Other7451.27%
2 or More2982.37%
Asian2270.72%
Indian462.81%

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

11.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, New Jersey Employment Status

Essex County, New Jersey Employment by Age

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

12.1%

Unemployment Rate

Essex County, New Jersey Employment by Race

Essex County, New Jersey Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Essex County, New Jersey

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Newark27713028176446341.67%
East Orange64146647896431.00%
Caldwell788380181351.71%
Glen Ridge751776421251.66%
North Caldwell617766694927.97%
Roseland58365885490.84%
Essex Fells2120212550.24%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990