Somerset, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Somerset, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Somerset Census Designated Place had a population of 22,926 as of July 1, 2017. Somerset ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Somerset is located at latitude 40.5085 and longitude -74.5002 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Somerset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Somerset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390312) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Somerset Census Designated Place is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Somerset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Somerset, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 22,926
Daytime Population: Workers 4,974
Daytime Population: Residents 11,145
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,119
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 22,440
Population in Familes 18,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 486
Population Density2 3,623
Diversity Index3 75
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $98,700
Average Household Income $117,654
Per Capita Income $46,189

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,526 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,334 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $330,224
Average Home Value $352,899
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,860
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 5,737
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.53%
Households 0.42% 0.49%
Families 0.46% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Somerset, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 43 92nd
Population Density # 189 66th
Diversity Index # 65 88th
Median Household Income # 149 73rd
Per Capita Income # 172 69th

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