Iselin, NJ

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2022 Population
18,511
4.68% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
5.61% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.44%
13.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$109,646
6.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$369,700
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,634
4.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Iselin, NJ had a population of 18.5k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $109,646. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Iselin, NJ grew from 17,684 to 18,511, a 4.68% increase and its median household income grew from $103,179 to $109,646, a 6.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Iselin, NJ are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (51.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (25.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.08%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.31%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.27%).

None of the households in Iselin, 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.

76.4% of the residents in Iselin, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iselin, NJ are Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin (342 degrees awarded in 2022), DeVry University-New Jersey (43 degrees), and PC AGE-Metropark (39 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Iselin, NJ was $369,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.7%.

Most people in Iselin, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 37.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Iselin, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Iselin, NJ is home to a population of 18.5k people, from which 76.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 51% of Iselin, NJ residents were born outside of the country (9.44k people).

In 2022, there were 2.03 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.54k people) in Iselin, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.71k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

76.4%
2022 Citizenship
79.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 76.4% of Iselin, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Iselin, NJ was 79.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Iselin, NJ
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.54k ± 1.16k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.71k ± 1.07k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.5k ± 925
9.66%
Hispanic Population
1.79k people

In 2022, there were 2.03 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.54k people) in Iselin, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.71k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.66% of the people in Iselin, NJ are hispanic (1.79k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.44k people
49.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.72k people

As of 2022, 51% of Iselin, NJ residents (9.44k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Iselin, NJ was 49.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    111 ± 75
  2. Korea
    31 ± 36
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    13 ± 38

Iselin, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Iselin, NJ employs 9.63k people. The largest industries in Iselin, NJ are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,419 people), Transportation & Warehousing (1,217 people), and Educational Services (1,059 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($115,809), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($107,953), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($100,645).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

9.63k
2022 Value
± 1,109
4.12%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Iselin, NJ grew at a rate of 4.12%, from 9.25k employees to 9.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iselin, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,320 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,285 people), and Management Occupations (1,125 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iselin, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.63k
2022 Value
± 1,109
4.12%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Iselin, NJ grew at a rate of 4.12%, from 9.25k employees to 9.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iselin, NJ, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,419 people), Transportation & Warehousing (1,217 people), and Educational Services (1,059 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iselin, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Iselin, 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

$73,682
Median earning men ± $5,825
$59,985
Median earning women ± $9,946

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($108,556), Public Administration ($106,786), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,114).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($101,563), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,338), and Manufacturing ($85,660).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Iselin, NJ awarded 424 degrees. The student population of Iselin, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 202 male students and 474 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iselin, NJ are Black or African American (170 and 40.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (95 and 22.5%), White (72 and 17%), and Unknown (39 and 9.22%).

The largest universities in Iselin, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin (342 and 80.7%), DeVry University-New Jersey (43 and 10.1%), and PC AGE-Metropark (39 and 9.2%).

The most popular majors in Iselin, NJ are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (199 and 46.9%), Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (110 and 25.9%), and Medical Assistant (57 and 13.4%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Iselin, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 66.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 676 (29.9% men and 70.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 676 students enrolled in Iselin, NJ, 29.9% men and 70.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 268 records, of which 77.6% were women and 22.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Iselin, NJ was Medical Assistant with 57 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 342 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin with 342 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 144 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iselin, NJ, which is 0.514 times less than the 280 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 170 degrees mean that there were 1.79 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 95 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,392) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($640) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iselin, NJ was $369,700 in 2022, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $328,400 to $369,700, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Iselin, NJ is 68.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Iselin, NJ have an average commute time of 37.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Iselin, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$369,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,305
$4,428
Median Property Taxes
±$597

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Rent vs Own

68.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.7% of the housing units in Iselin, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 26.03
  2. Census Tract 25

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

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Household Income

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$109,646
Median Household Income
± $9,010
6.44k
Number of Households
± 784

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.44k households in Iselin, NJ grew to $109,646 from the previous year's value of $103,179.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Iselin, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.9%)
  3. Public Transit (15.5%)

In 2022, 58.4% of workers in Iselin, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.9%) and those who used public transit to get to work (15.5%).

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Commute Time

37.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iselin, NJ have a longer commute time (37.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.39% of the workforce in Iselin, 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 Iselin, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Iselin, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iselin, NJ (1.01k out of 18.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 75+ and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Iselin, 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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Health

97.2% of the population of Iselin, NJ has health coverage, with 67.9% on employee plans, 9.09% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 6.46% on non-group plans, and 0.0702% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, NJ see 1037 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.9% decrease from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1103 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 490 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,037 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Middlesex County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, NJ see an average of 1,037 patients per year. This represents a 2.9% decrease from the previous year (1,068 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.81%
Uninsured
67.9%
Employer Coverage
9.09%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
6.46%
Non-Group
0.0702%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iselin, NJ grew by 0.958% from 2.79% to 2.81%.

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