Somerville, NJ 08876 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 08876: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Somerville, NJ 08876

Acceptable Alternative
Branchburg, NJ 08876
North Branch, NJ 08876

Not Acceptable, USPS
Finderne, NJ 08876
South Branch, NJ 08876

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,645
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,154
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 665
  • County: Somerset County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.544, Longitude -74.66
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 08876 has segments in 2 Counties (Hunterdon, Somerset).

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Somerville, NJ 08876 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,502
Population in Households 23,023
Population in Familes 18,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 479
Population Density1 1,430
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 8,825
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 5,850
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,716 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,109 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 539 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $372,177
Average Home Value $399,615


Median Household Income $90,070
Average Household Income $120,403
Per Capita Income $45,974
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.71%
Households 0.64% 0.67%
Families 0.62% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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 08876 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08876 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 140 76th
Population Density1 # 347 40th
Diversity Index2 # 168 71st
Median Household Income # 228 61st
Per Capita Income # 192 67th

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