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FACTS ON MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Number Of Doctors per 100,000 people - 300.0
Number of library books per capita - 4.9

Weather
Average July High (degrees Fahrenheit): 85
Average January low (degrees Fahrenheit): 21
Average annual rainfall (inches): 48.78

Local Forecast

Economy:

Top rated financially by Moody's and Standard Poor's.

Ranked 3rd among United States metropolitan areas for median household effective buying income.

Ranked Third in New Jersey for volume of retail sales.

Ranked second in volume of wholesale sales in New Jersey.

Middlesex County ranked Second in 2003 for number of housing units authorized by building permits.

Middlesex County ranked second in 2002 & 2003 for Office Square Feet authorized by building permits.

Middlesex County ranked First in 2003 for Office Square Feet Certified.

Middlesex County ranked Fourth in 2003 for Retail Square Feet authorized by building permits.

Middlesex County ranted Third in 2003 for dollar amount of Construction authorized by building permits in 2003 with over $950,713,433.00

Middlesex County ranked Second in 2002 for Retail Square Feet authorized by building permits.

Ranked third in 1998 in Total Taxable Land and Improvement Value.

Third largest County in New Jersey with an estimated population of 775,549 as of 2002.

Middlesex County ranked fourth in New Jersey in volume of receipts.

Ranked fifth in 1996 in Gross Income by County.

 

IN MANUFACTURING, Middlesex County Ranks:

First in 1987 & 1992 in total value added by manufacturing in New Jersey.

First in value of shipments in New Jersey in 1987 & 1992.

First in new capital expenditures in New Jersey in 1987 & 1992.

Fifth in 1992 in number of establishments in New Jersey.

Second in total employers in New Jersey in 1987 & 1992.

Second in New Jersey in payroll (dollars) in 1987 & 1992.

Second in 1987 & 1992 in New Jersey in number of production workers.

First in 1992 in New Jersey in total wages of production workers.

Source: Census of Manufacturers

 

Housing

Housing Units Total Units 273,637
2000 Owner Occupied 66.7%
  Renter Occupied 33.3%
  Vacant Year-round 2.9%
  Vacant Seasonally 0.3%
     
  Median Rent (2000) $845.00
     
Units Per Structure 1990 1 Unit, Detached 54.1%
  1 Unit, Attached 9.5%
  2 Units 7.3%
  3-4 Units 5.8%
  10-19 Units 7.7%
  20 or more Units 7.8%
  Mobil Home/Trailer 0.9%
     
Units By Year Built 1990 1999 - 2000 1.6%
  1995 - 1998 5.0%
  1990 - 1994 5.8%
  1980 - 1989 17.5%
  1970 - 1979 13.7%
  1960 - 1969 18.5%
  1940 - 1959 26.1%

 

Miscellaneous
Sex & Marital Status 2000 Males 368,260
 

Single (Age 16+)

49.1%
  Females 381,902
 

Single (Age 16+)

50.9%
Education 2000 Population (Age 25 +) 501,552
  No High School Diploma 9.5%
  High School Only 29.0%
  College 1-3 Years(1990) 20.9%
  College 4 + Years(1990) 26.5%
     
Families 2000 Total 190,930
  With Children 34.2%
  Married Couples 57%
  Married with Children 29.0%
     
Labor Force 2000 Males (16+ Years) 285,867
 

In Labor Force

73.7%
  Females (16 + Years) 305,586
 

In Labor Force

59.1%
  *Unemployed 3.4%

*Middlesex County's unemployment rate is consistently lower than the State is and the New Jersey Department of Labor projects County employment increases through the year 2008.

Workers Per Family 1990 0 9.1%
  1 24.1%
  2 47.7%
  3+ 19.1%
     
Workers 2000 Total (16+ Years) 370,817
     
Transport To Work 2000 Car, Truck or Van 85.5%
  Drove Alone 74.4%
  Car Pooled 11.1%
  Public Transit 8.7%
  Bus or Trolley Bus 3.6%
  Streetcar/Trolley 0.0%
  Subway/Elevated 0.3%
  Railroad 4.4%
  Ferryboat 0.0%
  Taxi Cab 0.3%
  Motorcycle 0.0%
  Bicycle 0.2%
  Walked 2.8%
  Other Means 0.6%
  Worked at Home 2.1%
     
Travel Time to Work 2000 < 5 Minutes 11.4%
  10 - 14 Minutes 12.9%
  15 - 19 Minutes 13.3%
  20 - 24 Minutes 12.3%
  25 - 29 Minutes 5.2%
 

30 - 34 Minutes

1.7%
 

35 - 44 Minutes

7.3%
  45 - 59 Minutes 9.6%
  60 - 89 Minutes 9.5%
  90 or more 6.1%

 

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