Hudson County is located in northeastern New Jersey. The County Seat is Jersey City and the largest city is Jersey City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hudsoncountynj.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 669,115 and the 2010 census population was 634,277. The land area is 46.19 square miles and there are 13731.4 persons per square mile.
66.1% of the population is White, 15.1% is Black or African American, 42.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 15% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 81.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 36.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $347,200, there are 243,875 households, an average of 2.61 persons per household. The per capita income is $32,641, the median household income is $58,442, and 16.8% of the persons in Hudson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 55,520. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,099,871, and sales per capita were $10,350. The percentage of black-owned firms is 11.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.7%.
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