Brookdale, NJ

Census Place

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2020 Population
9,604
2.01% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.3
4.73% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
3.81%
48.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$128,558
14.6% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$398,900
5.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Brookdale, NJ had a population of 9.6k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $128,558. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Brookdale, NJ declined from 9,801 to 9,604, a −2.01% decrease and its median household income grew from $112,214 to $128,558, a 14.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brookdale, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.7%), White (Hispanic) (11.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.37%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.68%).

None of the households in Brookdale, 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.

94.2% of the residents in Brookdale, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brookdale, NJ are Universal Technical Institute-Bloomfield (203 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Brookdale, NJ was $398,900, and the homeownership rate was 86.6%.

Most people in Brookdale, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Brookdale, NJ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Brookdale, NJ is home to a population of 9.6k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 21.1% of Brookdale, NJ residents were born outside of the country (2.02k people).

In 2020, there were 5.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.64k people) in Brookdale, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k White (Hispanic) and 1.06k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.2%
2020 Citizenship
93.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.2% of Brookdale, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Brookdale, NJ was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brookdale, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.64k ± 471
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.12k ± 310
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.06k ± 200
18.2%
Hispanic Population
1.75k people

In 2020, there were 5.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.64k people) in Brookdale, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k White (Hispanic) and 1.06k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.2% of the people in Brookdale, NJ are hispanic (1.75k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

21.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.02k people
22%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.16k people

As of 2020, 21.1% of Brookdale, NJ residents (2.02k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brookdale, NJ was 22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    87 ± 53
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    54 ± 64
  3. World War II
    36 ± 24

Brookdale, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Brookdale, NJ employs 4.96k people. The largest industries in Brookdale, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (765 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (618 people), and Educational Services (590 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($109,722), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($105,000), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,761).

Occupations

4.96k
2020 Value
± 504
−1.18%
1 Year decline
± 13.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brookdale, NJ declined at a rate of −1.18%, from 5.02k employees to 4.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brookdale, NJ, are Management Occupations (770 people), Sales & Related Occupations (478 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (399 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brookdale, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.96k
2020 Value
± 504
−1.18%
1 Year decline
± 13.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brookdale, NJ declined at a rate of −1.18%, from 5.02k employees to 4.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brookdale, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (765 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (618 people), and Educational Services (590 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brookdale, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Brookdale, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$85,261
Median earning men ± $8,382
$63,542
Median earning women ± $5,598

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($119,519), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($99,805), and Wholesale Trade ($96,806).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,065), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($93,611), and Manufacturing ($90,438).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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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. $70.5B
  2. $58.9B
  3. $50.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Electronics with $70.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($58.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($50.4B).

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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$649B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $649B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.35T by 2050.

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. $116B
  2. $61.4B
  3. $24.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $116B, followed by Pennsylvania with $61.4B and California and $24.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Brookdale, NJ awarded 203 degrees. The student population of Brookdale, NJ in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 909 male students and 31 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brookdale, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (102 and 50.2%), followed by White (58 and 28.6%), Black or African American (15 and 7.39%), and Two or More Races (15 and 7.39%).

The largest universities in Brookdale, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Universal Technical Institute-Bloomfield (203 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brookdale, NJ are Automobile Mechanics Technology (174 and 85.7%) and Diesel Mechanics Technology (29 and 14.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.943% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.978% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.89M), Bachelors Degree (1.64M), and Some college (1.28M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Brookdale, NJ was $398,900 in 2020, which is 1.74 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $378,600 to $398,900, a 5.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Brookdale, NJ is 86.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Brookdale, NJ have an average commute time of 34.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brookdale, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brookdale, NJ is $128,558. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Brookdale, NJ was Census Tract 148 with a value of $150,868, followed by Census Tract 149 and Census Tract 150, with respective values of $145,648 and $91,719.

Property

$398,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$15,441
$2,911
Median Property Taxes
±$328

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brookdale, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brookdale, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

86.6%
Homeownership
2020
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 86.6% of the housing units in Brookdale, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 148
  2. Census Tract 149
  3. Census Tract 150

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brookdale, NJ was Census Tract 148 with a value of $150,868, followed by Census Tract 149 and Census Tract 150, with respective values of $145,648 and $91,719.

The following map shows all of the places in Brookdale, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$128,558
Median Household Income
± $13,091
3.36k
Number of Households
± 366

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.36k households in Brookdale, NJ grew to $128,558 from the previous year's value of $112,214.

The following chart displays the households in Brookdale, 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 $150k - $200k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brookdale, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.49
2020 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2020, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.49 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.5% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (65.7%)
  2. Public Transit (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.3%)

In 2020, 65.7% of workers in Brookdale, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (14%) and those who worked at home (11.3%).

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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Commute Time

34.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brookdale, NJ have a longer commute time (34.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.91% of the workforce in Brookdale, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brookdale, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brookdale, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

3.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brookdale, NJ (362 out of 9.51k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brookdale, NJ is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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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96.3% of the population of Brookdale, NJ has health coverage, with 69% on employee plans, 5.62% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 7.92% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Essex County, NJ see 1181 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1197 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 447 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,181 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Essex County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Essex County, NJ see an average of 1,181 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,197 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Essex County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Jersey across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.4% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.68%
Uninsured
69%
Employer Coverage
5.62%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
7.92%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brookdale, NJ declined by 13.4% from 4.24% to 3.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brookdale, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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