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Population

The population of Gloucester County rose 13.2 percent from 2000 to 2010, growing from 254,673 to 288,288.

Race and Ethnicity

  • White – 81.1 percent
  • Black – 9.7 percent
  • Asian – 2.6 percent
  • Hispanic – 4.8 percent
  • Two or more races – 1.6 percent
  • Other (American Indian & Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians & other Pacific Islanders, and some other races) – 0.2 percent

Voting record

Gloucester County has 252 election districts, and 69.3 percent of ballots were cast in the 2012 Election out of its 196,471 registered voters.

Employment by Sector

  • Construction – 5.2 percent
  • Manufacturing – 8.6 percent
  • Retail and wholesale trade – 16.7 percent
  • Transportation and utilities – 6.9 percent
  • Finance, insurance, and real estate – 8.1 percent
  • Professional and technical services – 9.3 percent
  • Education and health care – 25.9 percent
  • Arts, entertainment, and accommodation – 6.9 percent
  • Public administration – 5.5 percent
  • Other services – 6.9 percent

Unemployment Rate

Gloucester County’s unemployment rate has almost exactly followed that of New Jersey (4.5 percent in 2005 and 9.3 percent in 2012), going from 4.4 percent in 2005 to 9.7 percent in 2012. The rate spiked between 2008 until 2009 (from 5.4 in 2008 to 9.2 percent in 2009) as did New Jersey and the national trends.

Poverty Rate

The poverty rate in Gloucester County has increased since 2005, starting at 6.7 percent in 2005 and raising to 8.7 percent in 2012. However, it always stayed below of that of New Jersey (8.7 percent in 2005 and 10.8 percent in 2012).

Median Household Income (in current dollars)

The median household income for Gloucester County increased from 2005 ($64,484) until 2007 ($70881), and then stayed flat, totaling $72,930 by 2012. Each year, this was always about $3,000 more than the median household income in New Jersey ($61,672 in 2005 and $69,667 in 2012), which never fell below $60,000 in that span.

Median Housing Price

The median housing price in Gloucester County started at $195,600 in 2005, raised to $249,300 by 2008, but then fell all the way down to $217,700 in 2012. The price in New Jersey remained much higher, following a similar pattern, but starting at $333,900 in 2005, raising to $372,300 in 2007, and falling to $311,600 in 2012.

Housing Occupancy

As of 2012, there are 111,144 housing units in Gloucester County, 76.6 percent of which are owner-occupied, 17.6 percent are renter-occupied, and 5.8 percent are vacant.