Union County, New Jersey Population 2018

Union County, New Jersey's estimated population is 563,892 with a growth rate of 0.50% 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
2017557,320-6,572-1.17%
2017563,8922,7860.50%
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
White315,421
Black or African American117,852
Some Other Race80,495
Asian27,819
Two or More Races14,040
American Indian and Alaska Native1,509
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander184

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

Union County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,00020,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,00020,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Union County, New Jersey Median Age

38.3


Total

36.9


Male

39.8


Female

Union County, New Jersey Adults

There are 425,876 adults, (75,962 of whom are seniors) in Union County, New Jersey.

Union County, New Jersey Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

285,713

51.27%

Male

271,607

48.73%

Union County, New Jersey Households and Families

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

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

Union County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
All58.9%41.1%
Non Family43.4%56.6%
Female42.3%57.7%
Male41%59%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, New Jersey Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All187,9162.9358.9
Married93,3223.5875.4
Non Family53,1011.2143.4
Female29,8663.6442.3
Male11,6273.6841

3.48

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

5.6%

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 Grade29,4137.80%
9th to 12th Grade23,5386.24%
High School Graduate110,26129.24%
Some College63,16016.75%
Associates Degree22,2195.89%
Bachelors Degree77,53520.56%
Graduate Degree50,91413.50%

Union County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White167,577154,89278,866
Hispanic105,44975,56216,320
Black79,95271,26417,842
Other Race47,00030,8475,033
Asian20,26518,67713,605
Multiple Races6,2905,4951,903
Native American953558134
Islander1267934

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 67.14%.

Union County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,692$50,406$37,254
Less Than High School$23,029$26,432$17,454
High School Grad$32,034$37,323$25,641
Some College$38,381$42,923$33,297
Bachelors Degree$63,633$79,055$53,142
Graduate Degree$86,871$107,367$73,763

$42,692

Average Earnings

$50,406

Average Male

$37,254

Average Female

Union County, New Jersey Language

Union County, New Jersey Language by Age

Union County, New Jersey Language

56.43% of Union County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 43.57% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.12% of the population.

Union County, New Jersey Poverty

Union County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic169,96126,27915.46%
Other79,85916,56120.74%
Black115,82515,32013.23%
White223,71011,2055.01%
Multiple13,9411,72812.40%
Asian27,6111,3284.81%
Native1,50925717.03%
Islander167127.19%

10.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.94%

Male Poverty Rate

11.63%

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 20.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, New Jersey is Asian, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.03%.

Union County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.48%
High School11.07%
Some College8.54%
Bachelors or Greater3.23%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.52%
Male Unemployed19.09%
Female Employed5.11%
Male Employed4.39%

Union County, New Jersey Income

Union County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$73,376$108,110
Families$86,824$124,373
Married Families$111,099$150,426
Non Families$40,305$60,553

Union County, New Jersey Marital Status

Union County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Union County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race


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

Union County, New Jersey Veterans

Union County, New Jersey Veterans by War

15,638

Number of Veterans

14,696

Male Veterans

942

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,376
Korea2,116
First Gulf War1,801
Second Gulf War1,466
World War II1,413

Union County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+5,161
65 to 744,440
35 to 542,658
55 to 642,593
18 to 34786

Union County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,0804.49%
Black3,5023.81%
Hispanic1,6781.36%
Other5180.92%
2 or More3134.06%
Asian1640.74%
Indian615.89%

Union County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

5.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, New Jersey Employment Status

Union County, New Jersey Employment by Age

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

7.4%

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