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Comparative Report: ESSEX County
 
 
  • Environmental Hazards: ESSEX County Compared with State of NEW JERSEY

      ESSEX County
     State of NEW JERSEY

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants


    Added Cancer Risk (per million) 600
    400


    Density of Pollution Sources


    Criteria Air Pollutant Facilities Per Square Mile 0.97
    0.12
    Superfund Sites Per Square Mile 0.063
    0.015
    Toxics Release Inventory Facilities Per Square Mile 0.65
    0.069

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    • Demographic Profile: ESSEX County Compared with State of NEW JERSEY
        ESSEX County
       State of NEW JERSEY




      % People of Color 55
      26
      % Asian/Pacific Islanders 2.6
      3.4
      % African Americans 40
      13
      % Latinos 12
      9.3
      % Native Americans .17
      .16
      % Families Below Poverty 11
      5.6
      % Homeowners 30
      48
      % Working Class People 66
      64
      % Non-Highschool Graduates 30
      23
      % Non-English Speakers 6.2
      4.2
      % Non-Citizens 9.2
      6.4

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