In 2020, Essex County, NJ had a population of 799k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $63,959. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Essex County, NJ grew from 795,404 to 798,698, a 0.414% increase and its median household income grew from $61,510 to $63,959, a 3.98% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Essex County, NJ are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38%), White (Non-Hispanic) (30%), White (Hispanic) (11.1%), Other (Hispanic) (7.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.42%).
None of the households in Essex County, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
87.4% of the residents in Essex County, NJ are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Essex County, NJ are Rutgers University-Newark (3,779 degrees awarded in 2020), New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,868 degrees), and Seton Hall University (2,808 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Essex County, NJ was $395,900, and the homeownership rate was 44.4%. Most people in Essex County, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County, NJ was 2 cars per household.