Middlesex County, New Jersey Population 2018

Middlesex County, New Jersey's estimated population is 842,798 with a growth rate of 1.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Middlesex County, New Jersey is the 2nd largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017842,79810,9461.32%
2016831,852-8,134-0.97%
2016839,9861,6540.20%
2015838,3322,9970.36%
2014835,3355,3440.64%
2013829,9915,2380.64%
2012824,7537,1640.88%
2011817,5896,3720.79%
2010811,217139,43720.76%
1990671,78075,88712.74%
1980595,89312,0802.07%
1970583,813149,95734.56%
1960433,856168,98463.80%
1950264,87247,79522.02%
1940217,0774,8692.29%
1930212,20849,87430.72%
1920162,33447,90841.87%
1910114,42634,66443.46%
190079,76218,00829.16%
189061,7549,46818.11%
188052,2867,25716.12%
187045,02910,21729.35%
186034,8126,17721.57%
185028,6356,74230.80%
184021,893-1,264-5.46%
183023,1571,6877.86%
182021,4701,0895.34%
181020,3812,49113.92%
180017,8901,93412.12%
179015,9560.00%

Middlesex County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White502,779
Asian196,289
Black or African American82,640
Some Other Race30,038
Two or More Races18,321
American Indian and Alaska Native1,557
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander228

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

Middlesex 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

Middlesex County, New Jersey Median Age

37.9


Total

36.7


Male

39


Female

Middlesex County, New Jersey Adults

There are 648,013 adults, (112,300 of which are seniors) in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Middlesex County, New Jersey Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Middlesex County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

422,631

50.81%

Male

409,221

49.19%

Middlesex County, New Jersey Households and Families

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

Middlesex County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
All63.8%36.2%
Non Family50%50%
Female49.8%50.2%
Male49.2%50.8%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Middlesex County, New Jersey Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All283,2792.8363.8
Married158,6203.4274.8
Non Family77,2611.2550
Female33,4773.3349.8
Male13,9213.6949.2

3.35

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Middlesex County, New Jersey Households

Middlesex County, New Jersey Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,8255.79%
9th to 12th Grade29,6885.24%
High School Graduate147,82026.09%
Some College86,19215.21%
Associates Degree35,0916.19%
Bachelors Degree140,17824.74%
Graduate Degree94,76516.73%

Middlesex County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White281,662262,261104,843
Asian130,410120,75894,873
Hispanic96,50167,83615,211
Black53,28649,02017,426
Other Race18,12813,5893,061
Multiple Races8,5687,2543,258
Native American930781268
Islander848434

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 72.75%.

Middlesex County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,005$59,703$39,636
Less Than High School$22,469$28,044$17,382
High School Grad$34,900$41,972$27,293
Some College$42,436$51,733$36,051
Bachelors Degree$61,890$75,361$51,794
Graduate Degree$85,439$100,936$67,256

$50,005

Average Earnings

$59,703

Average Male

$39,636

Average Female

Middlesex County, New Jersey Language

Middlesex County, New Jersey Language by Age

Middlesex County, New Jersey Language

57.34% of Middlesex County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 42.66% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.05% of the population.

Middlesex County, New Jersey Poverty

Middlesex County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic162,64629,82218.34%
White364,89622,5146.17%
Asian189,3339,5185.03%
Black76,4179,32312.20%
Other29,8994,68815.68%
Multiple17,8821,5788.82%
Native1,553946.05%
Islander1508254.67%

8.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.17%

Male Poverty Rate

9.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Middlesex County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, New Jersey is Islander, with 54.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, New Jersey is Asian, with 5.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.28%.

Middlesex County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.74%
High School9.36%
Some College5.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.48%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.27%
Male Unemployed15.97%
Female Employed4.75%
Male Employed3.82%

Middlesex County, New Jersey Income

Middlesex County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$80,716$100,694
Families$95,823$115,143
Married Families$110,110$129,213
Non Families$42,112$57,662

Middlesex County, New Jersey Marital Status

Middlesex County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Middlesex County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Middlesex 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.

Middlesex County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Middlesex County, New Jersey Veterans

Middlesex County, New Jersey Veterans by War

26,718

Number of Veterans

25,561

Male Veterans

1,157

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam9,532
Korea3,530
World War II2,944
Second Gulf War2,514
First Gulf War2,439

Middlesex County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+9,187
65 to 747,803
35 to 544,133
55 to 643,962
18 to 341,633

Middlesex County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White22,6305.60%
Black2,5163.99%
Hispanic2,3242.00%
Asian7660.52%
2 or More3683.58%
Other3411.58%
Indian867.80%
Hawaiian116.79%

Middlesex County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

4.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Middlesex County, New Jersey Employment Status

Middlesex County, New Jersey Employment by Age

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Middlesex County, New Jersey Employment by Race

Middlesex County, New Jersey Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Middlesex County, New Jersey

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
New Brunswick545005691024104.42%
Perth Amboy508145249916853.32%
Sayreville427124490521935.13%
South Plainfield23403242218183.50%
Carteret228452399211475.02%
South River16054162952411.50%
Highland Park13982141952131.52%
Metuchen13558138713132.31%
Middlesex13635138121771.30%
South Amboy862487781541.79%
Spotswood825784291722.08%
Dunellen722773741472.03%
Milltown689371322393.47%
Jamesburg590060401402.37%
Helmetta21782213351.61%
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