Thinking of Living in Somerset County, NJ? (Infograph)


Are you thinking of living in Somerset County, NJ?  Somerset County is the 13th most populated County in New Jersey with a population of approximately 345,361. It is the county with the 3rd highest income in New Jersey with a median income of $113,611. Below are demographics and household data that you will find useful if you are thinking of living in Somerset County, NJ. The information presented in this article are based on data from the US Census American Community Survey.

Somerset County NJ Infograph

Somerset County NJ Infograph

What is the Population of Somerset County, NJ?

The population of Somerset County, NJ is approximately 345,361.

Are Somerset County Residents Well Educated?

55% of Somerset County residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Compare this to overall New Jersey where 41% of NJ residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

Is Somerset County, NJ Diverse?

68% of Somerset County residents are White, 19% of Somerset County residents are Asians, 15%  of Somerset County residents are Hispanic and 11% of Somerset County residents are African Americans.

Are There a Lot of Children Living in Somerset County, NJ?

22% of Somerset County residents are children under 18 years old and 5% of Somerset County residents are children under 5 years old. Compare this to overall New Jersey where 22% of New Jersey residents are children under 18 years old.

Is there a Large Senior Citizen Population in Somerset County, NJ? 

16% of Somerset County residents are seniors aged 65 years old and older.

Is Somerset County, NJ Affluent?

Somerset County has a median household income of $113,611. Compare this to overall New Jersey where the median household income is $85,751.

Are There a Lot of Rentals in Somerset County, NJ?

In Somerset County, 24% of housing units are rentals while 76% of housing units in Somerset County are owner occupied.

How Much Is Rent in Somerset County, NJ? 

The median gross rent in Somerset County is $1,594. Compare this to overall New Jersey where the median gross rent is $1,376.

What is the Median Home Value in Somerset County, NJ?

The Median Home Value of owner-occupied homes in Somerset County is $430,700.

How Long is the Average Commute to Work for Somerset County Residents?

The mean travel time to work for Somerset County residents is 33 minutes. Compare this to overall New Jersey where the average time to work is 33 minutes.

How Many Towns are in Somerset County?

There are 21 Towns and Municipalities in Somerset County. Below is a complete list of towns and municipalities in Somerset County.

Somerset County MunicipalitiesInfographs
Bedminster Twp
Bernards Twp
Bernardsville BoroBernardsville NJ Infograph
Bound Brook Boro
Branchburg Twp
Bridgewater Twp
Far Hills Boro
Franklin Twp
Green Brook Twp
Hillsborough Twp
Manville Boro
Millstone Boro
Montgomery Twp
North Plainfield Boro
Peapack Gladstone Boro
Raritan Boro
Rocky Hill Boro
Somerville Boro
So Bound Brook Boro
Warren Twp
Watchung Boro

Somerset County Communities/Neighborhoods

Below are infographs and links to profiles of communities/neighborhoods that are not recognized as municipalities in Somerset County. These communities/neighborhoods are located within a larger municipality in Somerset County. For example, Martinsville is located in Bridgewater.

Neighborhoods/CommunitiesInfographs
Martinsville (Bridgewater)Martinsville NJ Infograph

Somerset County Property Taxes

Check out our article on NJ Property Taxes for a complete town by town list of New Jersey Property taxes.

For Somerset County Property Tax rates, check out our article on New Jersey Property Taxes (Town by Town List)

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Data Source: US Census American Community Survey