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Hunterdon County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2017: 125,059 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 121,989 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 30,370
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,210
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 36,549
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,589 (it was 7,129 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

35%

Land area: 430 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 291 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hunterdon County: 120.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (36.6%), Manufacturing (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hunterdon County, NJ (2017)
    • 106,51687.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,1876.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,9414.1%Asian alone
    • 3,2112.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4981.2%Two or more races
    • 490.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 190.02%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

46.3 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years
Males: 62,280  (49.8%)
Females: 62,779  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
Hunterdon County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $112,038 ($79,888 in 1999)
This county:

$112,038
New Jersey:

$80,088

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,290 (lower quartile is $1,036, upper quartile is $1,596)
This county:

$1290
State:

$1151


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $405,200 (it was $246,700 in 2000)
Hunterdon:

$405,200
New Jersey:

$334,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $302,800 - $566,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,583
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,100

Institutionalized population: 4,318
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Health of residents in Hunterdon County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
79.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
88.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
83.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 152 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 720 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 1998: 764 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 1999: 701 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2000: 616 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2001: 671 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2002: 593 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2003: 814 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2004: 627 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2005: 436 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2006: 305 buildings, average cost: $238,100
  • 2007: 211 buildings, average cost: $237,100
  • 2008: 146 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2009: 189 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2010: 194 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2011: 171 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2012: 100 buildings, average cost: $221,800
  • 2013: 106 buildings, average cost: $250,200
  • 2014: 171 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2015: 151 buildings, average cost: $244,100
  • 2016: 122 buildings, average cost: $267,900
  • 2017: 146 buildings, average cost: $229,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Hunterdon, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Hunterdon, NJ
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $9,325 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $9,426 (2.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Hunterdon, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hunterdon, NJ in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hunterdon, NJ in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.8%
Hunterdon County:

3.8%
New Jersey:

10.0%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.3% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 4.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.3 years old
(Males: 44.1 years old, Females: 47.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.5 years old, Black residents: 22.5 years old, American Indian residents: 26.5 years old, Asian residents: 39.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.8 years old, Other race residents: 27.1 years old)

Area name: Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hunterdon County is $1009 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1187 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1490 a month.

Cities in this county include: Flemington, Lambertville, High Bridge, Clinton, White House Station, Glen Gardner, Hampton, Frenchtown, Annandale, Milford.

Hunterdon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Hunterdon County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bergen County , Middlesex County , Pershing County, Nevada , Plumas County, California , Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania , Peoria County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
New Jersey:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Hunterdon, NJ
County total employment by year in Hunterdon, NJ
County average yearly wages by year in Hunterdon, NJ

Current college students: 4,876
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 53.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 10,873 (52.4% naturalized citizens)

Hunterdon County:

8.7%
Whole state:

22.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,5812010 or later
  • 2,5712000 to 2009
  • 2,4821990 to 1999
  • 1,4551980 to 1989
  • 1,1141970 to 1979
  • 2,749Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.3%

Hunterdon County marital status for males Hunterdon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,700
  • One, attached: 4,211
  • Two: 2,251
  • 3 or 4: 1,759
  • 5 to 9: 2,004
  • 10 to 19: 1,851
  • 20 to 49: 555
  • 50 or more: 537
  • Mobile homes: 298
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 42

Housing units in Hunterdon County with a mortgage: 25,892 (639 second mortgage, 4,182 home equity loan, 103 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,907

Here:

69.4% with mortgage
State:

67.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hunterdon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic47,12210
Mainline Protestant12,47261
Evangelical Protestant4,22227
Other1,33611
Orthodox3622
None62,835-
Hunterdon County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Hunterdon County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Hunterdon County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 110
This county:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hunterdon County:

6.8%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Hunterdon County:

18.8%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Hunterdon County:

Average size of farms: 72 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,917
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $628.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.67%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,453
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 50.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,567
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.46
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.03%
Corn for grain: 6171 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3311 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6374 harvested acres
Vegetables: 747 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 633 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hunterdon County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from Hunterdon County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 235.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 277.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.2 miles away from Hunterdon County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 293.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4264: March 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4264, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4048: November 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4048, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 28, 2011 to October 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4039: October 14, 2011, FEMA Id: 4039, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1897: April 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1653: July 07, 2006, FEMA Id: 1653, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3257: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3257, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hunterdon County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hunterdon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,777 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 3,746 (6.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 368 (0.6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 50 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 98 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 510 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 99 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,174 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 5,900 (10.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Costa Rica (4%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hunterdon County


  • Italian (17%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • American (4%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 2,408 people in state prisons
  • 635 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 444 people in nursing homes
  • 248 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 97 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 91 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 86 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 75 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 55 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 36 people in religious group quarters
  • 28 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 1,402 people in state prisons
  • 1,168 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 1,114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 351 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 272 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 103 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 58 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $140,936.

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($103,697 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
New Jersey average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.79% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($69,803 average AGI)
1.99% relocated from other states ($33,894 average AGI)
Hunterdon County:

1.99%
New Jersey average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Somerset County, NJ  1.19% ($101,740 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.47% ($86,105)
from Warren County, NJ  0.44% ($64,728)
from Morris County, NJ  0.35% ($96,293)
from Union County, NJ  0.31% ($109,006)
from Mercer County, NJ  0.25% ($82,280)
from Bucks County, PA  0.23% ($77,900)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($129,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
New Jersey average:

6.14%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,899 average AGI)
Hunterdon County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

2.79% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($38,151 average AGI)
3.46% relocated to other states ($88,171 average AGI)
Hunterdon County:

3.46%
New Jersey average:

2.98%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.64% ($93,717 average AGI)
to Warren County, NJ  0.54% ($58,105)
to Bucks County, PA  0.38% ($91,399)
to Morris County, NJ  0.26% ($123,532)
to Mercer County, NJ  0.25% ($75,947)
to Northampton County, PA  0.22% ($81,833)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.20% ($79,794)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Births per 1000 population in Hunterdon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Hunterdon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hunterdon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hunterdon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hunterdon County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hunterdon County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hunterdon County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hunterdon County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hunterdon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 16,681 (14,668 aged, 2,013 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,668 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (839)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (817)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (745)
  • Unspecified dementia (559)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (423)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (396)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (309)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (306)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (272)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (268)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,481
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 140
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,752

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 980
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 586
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 29.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 29.3
  • Other - 50.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 125,059
  • In family households: 105,248 (17,838 male householders, 15,592 female householders)
    28,077 spouses, 37,936 children (36,040 natural, 787 adopted, 1,109 stepchildren), 814 grandchildren, 669 brothers or sisters, 1,696 parents, 1,178 other relatives, 1,448 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,657 (6,216 male householders (4,852 living alone)), 6,321 female householders (5,379 living alone)), 3,120 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,154

Size of family households: 16,001 2-persons, 7,698 3-persons, 5,994 4-persons, 2,979 5-persons, 504 6-persons, 254 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,231 1-person, 1,930 2-persons, 376 3-persons.

19,818 married couples with children.
3,390 single-parent households (922 men, 2,468 women).

88.3% of residents of Hunterdon speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $440,076,000 ($3,392 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,181,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $245,453,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $96,360,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $923,000
Federal grants: $54,546,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,999,000 ($9,168,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $25,796,000 ($1,362,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $135,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $42,969,000
Federal Government insurance: $221,827,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,390
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,223
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,226
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,258
Here +33 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hunterdon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 86.42 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.5
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • Year house built in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • 2022014 or later
  • 5592010 to 2013
  • 4,2772000 to 2009
  • 7,5521990 to 1999
  • 10,5721980 to 1989
  • 6,8471970 to 1979
  • 4,5551960 to 1969
  • 5,1951950 to 1959
  • 1,3161940 to 1949
  • 9,1331939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • 281 room
  • 1272 rooms
  • 7023 rooms
  • 2,0704 rooms
  • 3,9095 rooms
  • 6,3096 rooms
  • 5,5457 rooms
  • 6,8328 rooms
  • 12,2779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • 1351 room
  • 4462 rooms
  • 1,6173 rooms
  • 2,3304 rooms
  • 2,3335 rooms
  • 6596 rooms
  • 3177 rooms
  • 2358 rooms
  • 969+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • 28no bedroom
  • 1,3661 bedroom
  • 5,2522 bedrooms
  • 13,2383 bedrooms
  • 15,3014 bedrooms
  • 2,6145+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • 135no bedroom
  • 2,9301 bedroom
  • 3,7272 bedrooms
  • 1,1343 bedrooms
  • 2424 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hunterdon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hunterdon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 524no vehicle
  • 6,9951 vehicle
  • 16,8232 vehicles
  • 8,9463 vehicles
  • 3,2294 vehicles
  • 1,2825+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hunterdon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hunterdon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 705no vehicle
  • 4,5561 vehicle
  • 2,1182 vehicles
  • 4693 vehicles
  • 2554 vehicles
  • 655+ vehicles

91.8% of Hunterdon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in New Jersey.

Hunterdon County:

91.8%
State average:

89.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 77,457
  • Other state: 35,452
  • Northeast: 23,613
  • Midwest: 4,159
  • South: 5,766
  • West: 1,914
Year householders moved into unit in Hunterdon County, NJ
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hunterdon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.5%Utility gas
  • 38.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 20.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,052
Here:

9.5%
New Jersey:

9.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,243
Here:

13.4%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,926
Here:

35.1%
New Jersey:

25.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Hunterdon County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $364,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $308,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,191,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,848,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $348,000
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $721,000
    General Public Buildings: $397,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,615,000
    Regular Highways: $6,131,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,910,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,552,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,867,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,391,000
    Police Protection: $2,120,000
    Health - Other: $2,006,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,532,000
    Financial Administration: $1,034,000
    Corrections - Other: $358,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $327,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $241,000
    Transit Utilities: $199,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $83,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $223,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $24,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $4,751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $46,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,698,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,012,000
    General Revenue - Other: $808,000
    Sale of Property: $128,000
    Rents: $81,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $1,722,000
    General - Other: $1,116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000,000
    Financial Administration: $97,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $89,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,342,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,665,000
    Education: $1,548,000
    Public Welfare: $1,451,000
    Transit Utilities: $490,000
    Other: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $66,122,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,126,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,791,000

Hunterdon County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $364,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $308,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,191,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,848,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $348,000
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $721,000
    General Public Buildings: $397,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,615,000
    Regular Highways: $6,131,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,910,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,552,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,867,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,391,000
    Police Protection: $2,120,000
    Health - Other: $2,006,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,532,000
    Financial Administration: $1,034,000
    Corrections - Other: $358,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $327,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $241,000
    Transit Utilities: $199,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $83,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $223,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $24,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $4,751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $46,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,698,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,012,000
    General Revenue - Other: $808,000
    Sale of Property: $128,000
    Rents: $81,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $1,722,000
    General - Other: $1,116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000,000
    Financial Administration: $97,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $89,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,342,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,665,000
    Education: $1,548,000
    Public Welfare: $1,451,000
    Transit Utilities: $490,000
    Other: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $66,122,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,126,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,791,000

Hunterdon County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $364,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $308,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,191,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,848,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $348,000
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $721,000
    General Public Buildings: $397,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,615,000
    Regular Highways: $6,131,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,910,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,552,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,867,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,391,000
    Police Protection: $2,120,000
    Health - Other: $2,006,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,532,000
    Financial Administration: $1,034,000
    Corrections - Other: $358,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $327,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $241,000
    Transit Utilities: $199,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $83,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $223,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $24,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $4,751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $46,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,698,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,012,000
    General Revenue - Other: $808,000
    Sale of Property: $128,000
    Rents: $81,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $1,722,000
    General - Other: $1,116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000,000
    Financial Administration: $97,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $89,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,342,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,665,000
    Education: $1,548,000
    Public Welfare: $1,451,000
    Transit Utilities: $490,000
    Other: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $66,122,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,126,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,791,000

Hunterdon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $364,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $308,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,191,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,848,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $348,000
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $721,000
    General Public Buildings: $397,000
    General - Other: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,615,000
    Regular Highways: $6,131,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,910,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,552,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,867,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,391,000
    Police Protection: $2,120,000
    Health - Other: $2,006,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,532,000
    Financial Administration: $1,034,000
    Corrections - Other: $358,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $327,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $241,000
    Transit Utilities: $199,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $83,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $223,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $24,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $4,751,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $46,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,698,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,012,000
    General Revenue - Other: $808,000
    Sale of Property: $128,000
    Rents: $81,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $1,722,000
    General - Other: $1,116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000,000
    Financial Administration: $97,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $89,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,342,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,665,000
    Education: $1,548,000
    Public Welfare: $1,451,000
    Transit Utilities: $490,000
    Other: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $66,122,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,126,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,791,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 686
  • Number of aged recipients: 117
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 569
  • Number of recipients under 18: 52
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 455
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 179
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 217
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 269
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED315$285,619776$313,5304,480$284,713223$147,8745$683,00078$265,2952$256,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$287,333100$336,980318$292,02530$53,8001$3,500,00016$241,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED40$257,550119$270,2271,310$311,031157$94,3182$317,50059$217,5932$192,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN48$274,688121$324,132926$302,95542$113,1900$027$284,4070$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$312,78627$318,741212$305,82113$151,3080$09$240,1110$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED86$311,43057$338,6142$271,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED34$296,02929$330,1721$336,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$329,25019$365,1581$417,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$315,27311$328,9090$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$335,3331$528,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hunterdon, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hunterdon, NJ - Value
Most common first names in Hunterdon County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John73975.2 years
Mary59881.5 years
William56374.2 years
Joseph40375.4 years
Helen35680.2 years
Robert35268.3 years
George34675.7 years
Charles34476.1 years
Elizabeth31780.4 years
Anna30882.8 years
Most common last names in Hunterdon County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19679.0 years
Hoffman10277.9 years
Johnson10079.3 years
Apgar9178.8 years
Miller8773.2 years
Brown6575.9 years
Snyder5975.3 years
Jones5570.6 years
Williams5274.9 years
Hall5173.2 years
Businesses in Hunterdon County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kincaid1
A&P2Kohl's1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Audi1Marriott1
AutoZone1Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets19
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's5
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
Brooks Brothers1Nissan1
Budget Car Rental2Panera Bread1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS3Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack3
Cracker Barrel1Ramada1
Decora Cabinetry11Rite Aid4
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dressbarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts8Starbucks1
Famous Footwear1Stop & Shop1
FedEx32Subaru1
Ford1Subway2
GNC4T-Mobile4
GameStop2T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block4Taco Bell1
Hilton2Talbots1
Holiday Inn1Toyota2
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us2
Hyundai1U-Haul7
IZOD1UPS33
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless5
J.Crew1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart2
Justice1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA3

Hunterdon County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"