Union County, New Jersey Population 2018

Union County, New Jersey's estimated population is 563,892 with a growth rate of 2.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, New Jersey is the 7th largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017563,89213,4562.44%
2016550,436-10,670-1.90%
2016561,1064,0330.72%
2015557,0733,0040.54%
2014554,0693,6080.66%
2013550,4614,5830.84%
2012545,8784,5780.85%
2011541,3003,5570.66%
2010537,74343,9248.89%
1990493,819-10,275-2.04%
1980504,094-39,022-7.18%
1970543,11638,8617.71%
1960504,255106,11726.65%
1950398,13869,79421.26%
1940328,34423,1357.58%
1930305,209105,05252.48%
1920200,15759,96042.77%
1910140,19740,84441.11%
190099,35326,88637.10%
189072,46716,89630.40%
188055,57113,71232.76%
187041,85914,07950.68%
186027,7800.00%

Union County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White315,833
Black or African American116,934
Some Other Race75,580
Asian26,599
Two or More Races13,950
American Indian and Alaska Native1,435
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander105

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

Union 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

Union County, New Jersey Median Age

38.2


Total

36.6


Male

39.6


Female

Union County, New Jersey Adults

There are 419,432 adults, (72,658 of which are seniors) in Union County, New Jersey.

Union County, New Jersey Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

282,267

51.28%

Male

268,169

48.72%

Union County, New Jersey Households and Families

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

Union County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
All58.8%41.2%
Non Family43.1%56.9%
Female42%58%
Male39%61%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, New Jersey Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All186,8902.9158.8
Married93,1173.5675.5
Non Family53,0191.2143.1
Female29,8763.6142
Male10,8783.6639

3.46

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, New Jersey Households

Union County, New Jersey Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29,3397.91%
9th to 12th Grade23,4176.31%
High School Graduate109,39329.49%
Some College63,71517.17%
Associates Degree21,2495.73%
Bachelors Degree75,29620.30%
Graduate Degree48,59813.10%

Union County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White167,921154,94177,213
Hispanic101,61372,04214,899
Black78,27269,58517,188
Other Race43,90428,4804,299
Asian19,31918,02613,090
Multiple Races6,2435,4001,714
Native American875509121
Islander606029

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 67.76%.

Union County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,878$48,786$36,560
Less Than High School$22,063$25,613$17,091
High School Grad$30,750$35,671$24,800
Some College$38,803$44,579$33,525
Bachelors Degree$62,248$76,061$52,495
Graduate Degree$85,138$106,983$71,462

$41,878

Average Earnings

$48,786

Average Male

$36,560

Average Female

Union County, New Jersey Language

Union County, New Jersey Language by Age

Union County, New Jersey Language

57.08% of Union County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 42.92% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.52% of the population.

Union County, New Jersey Poverty

Union County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic164,20326,88116.37%
Other74,96216,70422.28%
Black114,91216,03513.95%
White224,71611,1284.95%
Multiple13,8071,90713.81%
Asian26,4131,4125.35%
Native1,43525517.77%

10.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.21%

Male Poverty Rate

12.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, New Jersey is Other, with 22.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, New Jersey is White, with 4.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.32%.

Union County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.25%
High School11.67%
Some College9.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.12%
Male Unemployed17.81%
Female Employed5.44%
Male Employed4.66%

Union County, New Jersey Income

Union County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,476$102,785
Families$83,259$118,182
Married Families$106,836$143,160
Non Families$39,312$57,826

Union County, New Jersey Marital Status

Union County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Union 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 45To54.

Union County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Union County, New Jersey Veterans

Union County, New Jersey Veterans by War

16,352

Number of Veterans

15,338

Male Veterans

1,014

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,475
Korea2,332
First Gulf War1,704
World War II1,568
Second Gulf War1,405

Union County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+5,260
65 to 744,624
35 to 542,851
55 to 642,763
18 to 34854

Union County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,5974.71%
Black3,7474.13%
Hispanic1,4861.25%
Other4070.78%
2 or More3734.87%
Asian1880.89%
Indian404.24%

Union County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

5.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, New Jersey Employment Status

Union County, New Jersey Employment by Age

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, New Jersey Employment by Race

Union County, New Jersey Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Union County, New Jersey

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Elizabeth12496912864036712.94%
Plainfield49699506369371.89%
Linden405154245719424.79%
Westfield3031630206-110-0.36%
Rahway273372945121147.73%
Summit21462220195572.60%
Roselle21085216255402.56%
Roselle Park13292136383462.60%
New Providence12187127585714.69%
Kenilworth791481942803.54%
Fanwood731477003865.28%
Mountainside668168832023.02%
Garwood422643471212.86%
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