Essex County

0
TOTAL POPULATION

Source: US Census, 2010

0
LABOR FORCE

Source: Chmura, 2016

LARGEST MUNICIPALITIES

wdt_ID Municipality Population
1 Newark 277,140
2 East Orange 64,270
3 Irvington Twp 53,926
4 Bloomfield Twp 47,315
5 West Orange Twp 46,207
6 Montclair 37,669

Source: US Census Bureau 2010

MAJOR PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS

wdt_ID Company Industry
1 Prudential Financial Financial
2 United Airlines Transportation
3 Rutgers University - Newark Education and Healthcare
4 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare
5 Public Service Enterprise Group Utility
6 St. Barnabas Medical Center Healthcare
7 ADP Payroll Services
8 American Huts, Inc. Hospitality
9 Barnabas Health Healthcare
10 Dun & Bradstreet Corporation Info Tech

ETHNICITY/RACE

wdt_ID Ethnicity Percentage
1 White 43
2 Black 40
3 Hispanic (of all races) 20
4 Asian 4
5 Other 8

Source: US Census, 2010- 2015

AGE (POPULATION)

wdt_ID Age Percentage
1 Under 20 27
2 20-39 28
3 40-64 33
4 65+ 12

Source: US Census, 2010- 2015

EDUCATION ATTAINMENT

wdt_ID DEGREE Percentage
1 Less Than H.S. 16
2 H.S. Diploma or Higher 84
3 Some College 17
4 Associates Degree 6
5 Bachelor's Degree or Higher 33
6 Post-graduate studies 13

Source: US Census, American FactFinder, 2015

INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION

wdt_ID Institute Type Undergrad Graduate
1 Montclair State University 4 Yr 16,336 4,129
2 New Jersey Institute of Technology 4 Yr 8,008 3,317
3 Rutgers University-Newark 4 Yr 7,408 3,906
4 Bloomfield College 4 Yr 1,978 2
5 Caldwell University 4 Yr 1,595 543
6 Seton Hall University 4 Yr 6,090 3,734
7 Essex County CC 2 Yr 10,954 0
8 Eastern International College 2 Yr 415 0

Source: Secretary of Higher Ed

0 %
USE OF
PUBLIC TRANSIT

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015

0
COMMUTER
RAIL LINES

Source: NJ Transit

MILEAGE TO AIRPORTS

wdt_ID Airport Miles
1 Newark Liberty International Airport In County
2 LaGuardia Airport 35
3 JFK International Airport 45

MILEAGE TO PORTS

wdt_ID Port Miles
1 Port of NY/NJ In County

TAXES

wdt_ID Tax Percent
1 Corporate Income Tax (Single Sales Factor) 11.5%*
2 Personal Income Tax 1.4% to 10.75%
3 Sales Tax 6.625% (3.3125% in UEZs)
*Corporate Income Tax will decrease to 10.5% in January 2020 and 9% in 2022.

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