Essex County, New Jersey Population 2018

Essex County, New Jersey's estimated population is 808,285 with a growth rate of 0.55% 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
2017800,401-7,884-0.98%
2017808,2854,4090.55%
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
White336,763
Black or African American320,278
Some Other Race79,213
Asian41,325
Two or More Races20,591
American Indian and Alaska Native2,035
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander196

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Essex County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,00035,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,00035,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Essex County, New Jersey Median Age

37.3


Total

35.7


Male

38.8


Female

Essex County, New Jersey Adults

There are 609,241 adults, (102,794 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, New Jersey.

Essex County, New Jersey Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

415,886

51.96%

Male

384,515

48.04%

Essex County, New Jersey Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Essex County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.9%31.1%
All44.5%55.5%
Male38.4%61.6%
Female28.2%71.8%
Non Family27.2%72.8%

44.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Essex County, New Jersey Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All280,3272.7844.5
Married110,5393.5968.9
Non Family98,4801.2327.2
Female54,2063.6528.2
Male17,1023.6838.4

3.51

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade38,6967.24%
9th to 12th Grade40,0477.49%
High School Graduate151,82728.40%
Some College91,37717.10%
Associates Degree30,6515.73%
Bachelors Degree109,96120.57%
Graduate Degree71,95713.46%

Essex County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black208,543179,24242,115
White182,837168,57798,548
Hispanic108,76876,24319,037
Other Race49,22431,6796,214
Asian29,32927,39619,532
Multiple Races9,6217,9493,718
Native American1,385864167
Islander16410833

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.60%.

Essex County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,712$46,273$35,422
Less Than High School$22,065$26,042$17,154
High School Grad$29,233$32,979$24,415
Some College$35,307$41,407$30,983
Bachelors Degree$57,549$69,511$51,203
Graduate Degree$84,178$104,144$70,253

$40,712

Average Earnings

$46,273

Average Male

$35,422

Average Female

Essex County, New Jersey Language

Essex County, New Jersey Language by Age

Essex County, New Jersey Language

65.43% of Essex County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 34.57% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.10% of the population.

Essex County, New Jersey Poverty

Essex County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black310,81872,29923.26%
Hispanic176,92240,79023.06%
Other78,70519,88225.26%
White243,28814,9736.15%
Multiple20,3153,83218.86%
Asian40,1682,0315.06%
Native2,02159429.39%
Islander1842714.67%

16.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.18%

Male Poverty Rate

18.10%

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 29.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, New Jersey is Asian, with 5.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.11%.

Essex County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.60%
High School18.81%
Some College12.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.11%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.71%
Male Unemployed32.01%
Female Employed8.76%
Male Employed5.31%

Essex County, New Jersey Income

Essex County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,365$95,235
Families$74,434$117,505
Married Families$110,386$157,290
Non Families$32,422$49,991

Essex County, New Jersey Marital Status

Essex County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Essex County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans by War

20,121

Number of Veterans

18,454

Male Veterans

1,667

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,223
First Gulf War2,887
Korea2,371
Second Gulf War2,039
World War II1,747

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+6,261
65 to 744,565
35 to 544,371
55 to 643,621
18 to 341,303

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,9923.79%
Black8,8693.67%
Hispanic1,9171.51%
Other6241.09%
2 or More3072.55%
Asian2900.89%
Indian392.41%

Essex County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

11.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, New Jersey Employment Status

Essex County, New Jersey Employment by Age

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

10.4%

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