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Hunterdon County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2016: 124,676 (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: 290 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hunterdon County: 121.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.1%), Manufacturing (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hunterdon County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.4%)
  • Asian alone (3.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  46.2 years
New Jersey median age:  39.5 years
Males: 62,582  (50.2%)
Females: 62,094  (49.8%)
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Hunterdon County,NJ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hunterdon County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $113,684 ($79,888 in 1999)

This county:

$113,684
New Jersey:

$76,126

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,193 (lower quartile is $1,016, upper quartile is $1,438)
This county:

$1193
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $409,100 (it was $246,700 in 2000)
Hunterdon:

$409,100
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $295,600 - $568,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $512,747
Here:

$512,747
State:

$401,764

Townhouses or other attached units: $340,741
Here:

$340,741
State:

$266,552

In 2-unit structures: $337,877
Here:

$337,877
State:

$327,480

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $297,259
Here:

$297,259
State:

$297,734

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $226,058
Here:

$226,058
State:

$275,779

Mobile homes: $79,816
Here:

$79,816
State:

$82,857
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,601
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,019

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $9,604 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $8,742 (2.3%)

Hunterdon County household income distribution in 2009 Hunterdon County home values distribution Hunterdon County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 4.7%
Hunterdon County:

4.7%
New Jersey:

10.4%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.7% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.1% for other race residents, 4.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 46.2 years old
(Males: 44.2 years old, Females: 46.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.1 years old, Black residents: 21.8 years old, American Indian residents: 22.7 years old, Asian residents: 42.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.9 years old, Other race residents: 21.0 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

2012 air pollution in Hunterdon County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). 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:

4.0%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,876
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 52.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,456 (58.6% naturalized citizens)

Hunterdon County:

11.6%
Whole state:

22.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,326
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,635
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,490
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,455
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,114
  • Before 1970: 2,749
Note: State values scaled to Hunterdon County population

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: 37,680
  • One, attached: 4,622
  • Two: 1,533
  • 3 or 4: 1,526
  • 5 to 9: 1,506
  • 10 to 19: 2,120
  • 20 to 49: 553
  • 50 or more: 236
  • Mobile homes: 356

Housing units in Hunterdon County with a mortgage: 27,844 (626 second mortgage, 5,353 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,735

Here:

71.1% with mortgage
State:

67.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hunterdon County

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Costa Rica (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hunterdon County (%):

  • Italian (18%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • American (4%)
  • European (2%)

Hunterdon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 44,816 (79.6%)
  • Carpooled: 3,913 (6.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 391 (0.7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 38 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 93 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 489 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 102 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,106 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 5,576 (9.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $113,162.

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($79,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,607 average AGI)
Hunterdon County:

0.03%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

3.08% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($48,121 average AGI)
1.77% relocated from other states ($28,667 average AGI)
Hunterdon County:

1.77%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Somerset County, NJ  0.90% ($87,807 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.46% ($71,765)
from Warren County, NJ  0.41% ($60,905)
from Mercer County, NJ  0.22% ($81,352)
from Morris County, NJ  0.21% ($74,861)
from Union County, NJ  0.21% ($71,080)
from Bucks County, PA  0.17% ($66,062)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($80,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,385 average AGI)
Hunterdon County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

2.51% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($32,640 average AGI)
3.15% relocated to other states ($46,556 average AGI)
Hunterdon County:

3.15%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.59% ($70,075 average AGI)
to Warren County, NJ  0.52% ($48,280)
to Bucks County, PA  0.28% ($67,144)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.23% ($55,739)
to Northampton County, PA  0.23% ($58,678)
to Morris County, NJ  0.20% ($83,196)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.18% ($102,416)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 124,676
  • In family households: 107,134 (18,907 male householders, 16,851 female householders)
    30,715 spouses, 35,766 children (33,673 natural, 641 adopted, 1,452 stepchildren), 599 grandchildren, 865 brothers or sisters, 1,237 parents, 377 other relatives, 1,817 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,297 (4,635 male householders (3,978 living alone)), 6,802 female householders (5,752 living alone)), 1,860 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,245

Size of family households: 16,034 2-persons, 8,943 3-persons, 7,306 4-persons, 2,641 5-persons, 755 6-persons, 79 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,730 1-person, 1,499 2-persons, 208 3-persons.

19,818 married couples with children.
3,470 single-parent households (830 men, 2,640 women).

88.5% of residents of Hunterdon speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% 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:

7.7
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 225
  • 2010 to 2013: 473
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,722
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,965
  • 1980 to 1989: 10,314
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,894
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,357
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,748
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,991
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,443
Note: State values scaled to Hunterdon population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hunterdon County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 593
  • 4 rooms: 1,834
  • 5 rooms: 4,224
  • 6 rooms: 5,780
  • 7 rooms: 6,216
  • 8 rooms: 7,219
  • 9+ rooms: 13,713
  • 1 room: 182
  • 2 rooms: 480
  • 3 rooms: 1,071
  • 4 rooms: 2,199
  • 5 rooms: 2,301
  • 6 rooms: 698
  • 7 rooms: 386
  • 8 rooms: 118
  • 9+ rooms: 181
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hunterdon County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 797
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,963
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,652
  • 4 bedrooms: 15,976
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,191
  • no bedroom: 182
  • 1 bedroom: 1,976
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,558
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,502
  • 4 bedrooms: 398
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hunterdon County population
  • no vehicle: 962
  • 1 vehicle: 7,356
  • 2 vehicles: 17,179
  • 3 vehicles: 9,634
  • 4 vehicles: 3,251
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,197
  • no vehicle: 716
  • 1 vehicle: 3,194
  • 2 vehicles: 3,071
  • 3 vehicles: 397
  • 4 vehicles: 238
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

92% 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, 74% lived in New Jersey.

Hunterdon County:

92.0%
State average:

89.6%

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

  • This state: 75,011
  • Other state: 33,802
  • Northeast: 24,157
  • Midwest: 3,147
  • South: 4,573
  • West: 1,925

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hunterdon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (44.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.5%)
  • Electricity (5.4%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (38.0%)
  • Electricity (34.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 638
Here:

5.3%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 761
Here:

9.0%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,344
Here:

32.7%
New Jersey:

25.9%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Hunterdon County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $738,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $318,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,317,000
    Libraries: $3,651,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,811,000
    General - Other: $388,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $19,439,000
    Regular Highways: $4,986,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,764,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,204,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,236,000
    Health - Other: $2,813,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,583,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,548,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,488,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,303,000
    Libraries: $2,000,000
    Financial Administration: $1,755,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,633,000
    Housing and Community Development: $534,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $416,000
    Local Fire Protection: $331,000
    Corrections - Other: $250,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $225,000
    Solid Waste Management: $111,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $66,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,422,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $3,961,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,745,000
    General - Other: $1,513,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,356,000
    Transit Utilities: $778,000
    Financial Administration: $706,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,429,000

Hunterdon County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,907,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,414,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $657,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $211,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $422,000
    All Other: $83,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,442,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,677,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,631,000
    Rents: $57,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $35,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,794,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,570,000
    Education: $1,703,000
    Transit Utilities: $580,000
    Public Welfare: $254,000
    Highways: $191,000
  • Tax - Property: $68,432,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,269,000

Hunterdon County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,334,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,716,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,548,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $930,000

Hunterdon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,680,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,115,000

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
Hunterdon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hunterdon County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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