Somerville, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Somerville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Somerville had a population of 12,424 as of July 1, 2016. Somerville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Somerville is located at latitude 40.5697 and longitude -74.6077 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Somerville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Borough of Somerville (GNIS ID: 885398) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Somerville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerville: Raritan.


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Somerville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,424
Population in Households 11,961
Population in Familes 9,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 463
Population Density1 5,327
Diversity Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,683
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,826
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,092 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,591 (51.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 397 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $293,078
Average Home Value $309,178
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,920
Average Household Income $86,378
Per Capita Income $33,956
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.48%
Households 0.32% 0.44%
Families 0.27% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Somerville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerville to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 101 82nd
Population Density1 # 96 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 61 89th
Median Household Income # 302 45th
Per Capita Income # 337 38th

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