Drawing from federal and local sources, we will be posting information about some of the socioeconomic and demographic changes occuring in South Jersey, including data from the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem. We will be looking at educational attainment, family and household composition, and income levels. For this month, we will look at the changes across the South Jersey region as a whole. Click here for more information.
From the 2000 to 2010 census, the levels of educational attainment for adults age 25 and over have changed only slightly.
- The number of people with only a high school diploma remained relatively unchanged.
- The number of people with only a Bachelor degree increased by 3.2%,
- The number of people achieving a graduate or professional degree increased by almost 2%.
Household composition remained relatively unchanged.
- There was a slight decrease in the number of family households with children under the age of 18.
There was an overall increase in income.
- Median household income increased by 21.3%.
- Median family income and per capita income each increased by 34%.
In addition to highlighting some of the changes that have occurred in each of the South Jersey counties, we will also be examining cross-county issues affecting the region as a whole, such as housing affordability and educational attainment.
Stay tuned for next month’s feature on Atlantic County.