Somerset County NJ Information

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Somerset County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 43rd
Population Density1 # 10 57th
Diversity Index2 # 11 52nd
Median Household Income # 2 95th
Per Capita Income # 2 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Somerset County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 331,072
Population in Households 327,102
Population in Familes 278,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,970
Population Density1 1,097
Diversity Index2 64
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 120,190
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 86,190
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 125,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90,125 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,065 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,579 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $442,659
Average Home Value $519,140
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $104,297
Average Household Income $135,841
Per Capita Income $49,524
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.63%
Households 0.48% 0.62%
Families 0.43% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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