Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ

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Population

105,193

0.846% decline

Median Age

47.9


Median Household Income

$61,499

5.12% growth

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

45,712

1.29% decline

Median Property Value

$287,400

0.139% decline

About

In 2017, Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ had a population of 105k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $61,499. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ declined from 106,090 to 105,193, a -0.846% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,505 to $61,499, a 5.12% increase.

The population of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is 83.9% White Alone, 7.69% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.38% Black or African American Alone. 10.1% of the people in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is $287,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ employs 45.7k people. The largest industries in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (4,563 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,062 people), and Construction (3,110 people), and the highest paying industries are Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($191,254), Air transportation ($175,214), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($157,178).

Median household income in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is $61,499. Males in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,820. The income inequality in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.487, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,499

2017 value

± $1,546

5.12%

1 Year Growth

± 3.49%

Households in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $61,499, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,505 in 2016, which represents a 5.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$69,278

Average Male Salary

± $13,545

$53,820

Average Female Salary

± $9,351

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $51,912 ± $7,567

  2. Asian

    $46,334 ± $59,250

  3. Black

    $40,174 ± $23,377

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ workers was White. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.487

2017 Wage GINI

0.479

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was 0.487 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.76% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ with a value of $153,199, followed by Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $147,821 and $144,550.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ (11.2k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,874 ± 654

  2. Hispanic

    2,072 ± 356

  3. Black

    1,378 ± 273

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

45.7k

2017 Value

-1.29%

1 Year decline

± -1.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -1.29%, from 46.3k employees to 45.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,749 people), Retail salespersons (1,364 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,276 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,749 people), Retail salespersons (1,364 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,276 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers (13.8 times higher than expected), Fishing & hunting workers (13 times), and Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (8.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($309,755), Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents ($196,248), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($178,899).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.7k

2017 Value

-1.29%

1 Year decline

± -1.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -1.29%, from 46.3k employees to 45.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,563 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,062 people), and Construction (3,110 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,563 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,062 people), and Construction (3,110 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of U. S Coast Guard (91.9 times higher than expected), Fishing, hunting & trapping (11.3 times), and Water transportation (5.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($191,254), Air transportation ($175,214), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($157,178).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.91%

Uninsured

46%

Employer Coverage

13%

Medicaid

18%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 7.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 105k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2016, 5.49% of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (5.83k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is composed of 88.2k White Alone residents (83.9%), 8.09k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.69%), 5.66k Black or African American Alone residents (5.38%), 1.56k Two or More Races residents (1.48%), 1.51k Asian Alone residents (1.43%), 63 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0599%), 45 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0428%), and 28 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0266%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are Spanish (5,859 speakers), Italian (647 speakers), and Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages (404 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was 47.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.83k people

6.12%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

6.52k people

As of 2016, 5.49% of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ residents (5.83k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was 6.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,556 ± 961 people

  2. India

    316 ± 436 people

  3. Philippines

    280 ± 410 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was Mexico, the natal country of 1,556 Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ residents, followed by India with 316 and Philippines with 280.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    88.2k ± 504

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.09k ± 685

  3. Black or African American Alone

    5.66k ± 472

In 2017, there were 10.9 times more White Alone residents (88.2k people) in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.09k Hispanic or Latino and 5.66k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    5,859 speakers (5.86%)

  2. Italian

    647 speakers (0.647%)

  3. Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages

    404 speakers (0.404%)

10.1% of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 5.86% of the overall population of Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 0.647% speak Italian and 0.404% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,163 ± 258

  2. Korea

    908 ± 134

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    831 ± 218

Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was $287,400 in 2017, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $287,800 to $287,400, a 0.139% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$287,400

2017 Median

± $4,757

$287,800

2016 Median

± $5,084

In 2017, the median property value in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ declined from to $287,400 from the previous year's value of $287,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$61,499

Median Household Income

± $1,546

44.3k

Number of Households

± 1,241

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.3k households in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ grew to $61,499 from the previous year's value of $58,505.

The following chart displays the households in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

74.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.67% of the workforce in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.3%

  2. Carpooled

    6.46%

  3. Walked

    4.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone (79.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.46%) and those who Walked (4.77%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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