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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.6%), Manufacturing (10.7%).
Detached houses: $542,863Here:$542,863State:$429,197
Townhouses or other attached units: $276,268Here:$276,268State:$286,566
In 2-unit structures: $333,708Here:$333,708State:$397,697
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $431,048Here:$431,048State:$336,988
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $334,262Here:$334,262State:$292,192
Mobile homes: $209,559Here:$209,559State:$53,584
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Kerry/Edwards (Democratic): 70.4%
Bush/Cheney (Republican): 28.8%
Obama (Democratic): 76.2%
McCain (Republican): 23.5%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $8,135 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $8,511 (2.3%)
Area name: Newark, NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Essex County is $879 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1004 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1202 a month.
Cities in this county include: Newark, East Orange, Irvington, Bloomfield, West Orange, Montclair, North Brunswick Township, Belleville, Orange, Livingston.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 40 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
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Neighboring counties: Bergen County , Hudson County , Morris County , Passaic County , Union County .
Unemployment by year (%)
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year ($)
Current college students: 47,684
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
Number of foreign born residents: 168,165 (44% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.4%
Housing units in Essex County with a mortgage: 68,863 (6,720 second mortgage, 9,536 home equity loan, 372 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,902
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Essex County (%):
5.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($60,116 average adjusted gross income)
0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($649 average AGI)Essex County:0.10%New Jersey average:0.14%
3.18% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($32,835 average AGI)
2.19% relocated from other states ($26,632 average AGI)Essex County:2.19%New Jersey average:2.46%
7.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($55,682 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($624 average AGI)Essex County:0.08%New Jersey average:0.09%
4.11% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($32,822 average AGI)
2.94% relocated to other states ($22,236 average AGI)Essex County:2.94%New Jersey average:3.32%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 100,583 (84,961 aged, 15,622 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 170.7. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 52.7. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
124,345 spouses, 250,793 children (237,241 natural, 6,022 adopted, 7,530 stepchildren), 25,186 grandchildren, 15,247 brothers or sisters, 10,226 parents, 22,852 other relatives, 21,563 non-relatives
Size of family households: 65,034 2-persons, 49,034 3-persons, 42,575 4-persons, 21,972 5-persons, 9,646 6-persons, 6,393 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 75,782 1-person, 11,058 2-persons, 1,413 3-persons, 509 4-persons, 196 5-persons, 45 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.
70.3% of residents of Essex County speak English at home.
14.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
10.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
Population growth in Essex County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 32.21 millions of gallons per day (79% from ground, 21% from surface)
Year house built
61% of Essex County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in New Jersey.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $156,200
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Educational Attainment (%)
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
All Other: $29,420,000
Parks and Recreation: $5,309,000
Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,696,000
Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $246,000
Parks and Recreation: $15,374,000
Regular Highways: $11,075,000
General - Other: $9,189,000
Other Higher Education: $2,985,000
General Public Buildings: $1,734,000
Judicial and Legal Services: $1,264,000
Elementary and Secondary Education: $751,000
Correctional Institutions: $84,955,000
Other Higher Education: $82,113,000
Police Protection: $39,199,000
Elementary and Secondary Education: $36,759,000
Public Welfare - Other: $34,536,000
Judicial and Legal Services: $33,569,000
Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $25,276,000
Parks and Recreation: $15,580,000
Housing and Community Development: $9,095,000
General Public Buildings: $8,287,000
Central Staff Services: $6,023,000
Regular Highways: $5,872,000
Health - Other: $4,978,000
Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,702,000
Financial Administration: $2,419,000
Natural Resources - Other: $530,000
Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $172,000
Solid Waste Management: $95,000
All Other: $726,000
Interest Earnings: $4,771,000
General Revenue, NEC: $726,000
Sale of Property: $5,000
Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $398,149,000
Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $163,610,000
Assistance and Subsidies – Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $63,818,000
Assistance and Subsidies – Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs – Other: $10,673,000
Other Higher Education: $1,398,000
Health - Other: $719,000
General - Other: $45,000
Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,000
Health and Hospitals: $94,789,000
All Other: $63,251,000
General Local Government Support: $3,105,000
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
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