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Essex County, New Jersey

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Population:

  • Total Population: 793,633
  • Males: 376,581
  • Females: 417,052

Ethnicity:

  • White: 298,726
  • Black/African American: 318,157
  • Hispanic: 122,770
  • Native American/Eskimo: 1,337
  • Asian: 29,259
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 336
  • Other: 3,732
  • 2 or more: 19,316

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (517,925)
  2. Spanish (108,725)
  3. Portuguese (23,745)
  4. French Creole (13,930)
  5. French (10,610)

Top 8 Countries of Origin for Immigrants (pop. > 5000)

Total Reported: 168,165

  1. Haiti (15,474)
  2. Portugal (13,123)
  3. Ecuador (12,850)
  4. Jamaica (11,071)
  5. Dominican Republic (8,324)
  6. Guyana (7,827)
  7. Brazil (7,711)
  8. Philippines (6,245)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (280,095)
  2. Jewish Estimate (76,200)
  3. Muslim Estimate (21,751)
  4. American Baptist Churches in the USA (16,385)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (10,432)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 276,125
    • Sensory: 20,534
    • Physical: 54,168
    • Mental: 31,695
    • Self-care: 21,152
    • Go outside home: 70,548
    • Employment: 77,254

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 9,273

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 283,736
    • Utility gas: 182,908
    • Bottled or LP gas: 8,612
    • Electricity: 27,821
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 60,056
    • Coal or Coke: 150
    • Wood: 62
    • Solar Energy: 100
    • Other fuel: 2,315
    • No fuel used: 1,712

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 438,877
    • No vehicle: 99,033
    • 1 or more vehicle: 339,844

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 9,217
    • No High School: 38,642
    • Some High School: 77,545
    • High School: 139,578
    • Some College: 86,465
    • Associate's Degree: 20,956
    • College Degree: 84,953
    • Master's Degree: 35,420
    • Professional Degree: 15,485
    • Doctoral Degree: 5,309

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 283,736
    • Owners with phone: 128,638
    • Owners without phone: 851
    • Renters with phone: 142,711
    • Renters without phone: 11,536

    10 closest counties:

    1. Union County, New Jersey
    2. Hudson County, New Jersey
    3. Passaic County, New Jersey
    4. Richmond County, New York
    5. Bergen County, New Jersey
    6. New York County, New York
    7. Morris County, New Jersey
    8. Kings County, New York
    9. Middlesex County, New Jersey
    10. Bronx County, New York

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    07003, 07004, 07006, 07007, 07009, 07017, 07018, 07019, 07021, 07028, 07039, 07040, 07041, 07042, 07043, 07044, 07050, 07051, 07052, 07068, 07078, 07079, 07101, 07102, 07103, 07104, 07105, 07106, 07107, 07108, 07109, 07110, 07111, 07112, 07114, 07175, 07182, 07184, 07188, 07189, 07191, 07192, 07193, 07194, 07195, 07197, 07198, 07199

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WBGO (88.3 FM) NEWARK, NJ
    • WSOU (89.5 FM) SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
    • WMSC (90.3 FM) UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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