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The 2000 Census showed that Hunterdon County had a population of 121,989 people. This represented 1.45% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 21 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hunterdon had a population of 130,034 people. This is an increase of 6.59% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010128,349+5.21%-1.3% since 2009
2009130,034+6.59%+0.18% since 2008
2008129,806+6.41%+0.12% since 2007
2007129,655+6.28%+0.23% since 2006
2006129,354+6.04%+0.48% since 2005
2005128,734+5.53%+0.44% since 2004
2004128,170+5.07%+0.65% since 2003
2003127,339+4.39%+0.9% since 2002
2002126,205+3.46%+1.24% since 2001
2001124,657+2.19%+2.19% since 2000
2000121,989The Last Census

Hunterdon County had 45,032 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hunterdon County has a total area<3> of 437.8 square miles [1,133 km²]. Of this total, 429.9 square miles [1,113 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.79%) being water (7.82 square miles [20.24 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hunterdon County had a population density of 283.7 people per square mile [109.6 people/km²], making it the state's 19th most densely populated county (out of 21 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Hunterdon County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hunterdon and the state of New Jersey.

Click here for the Hunterdon County QuickFact (QF-34019).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Hunterdon County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
MercerQF-34021   SE366,222350,7614.41%
MorrisQF-34027   NE488,518470,2123.89%
SomersetQF-34035   E326,869297,4909.88%
WarrenQF-34041   NW109,638102,4377.03%
Bucks (PA)QF-42017   S626,015597,6354.75%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Hunterdon. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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