Somerville, NJ Profile: Facts & Data

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Somerville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Somerville had a population of 12,837 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerville: Raritan.

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Somerville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,837
Population in Households 12,371
Population in Familes 9,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 466
Population Density2 5,504
Diversity Index3 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,033
Average Household Income $90,858
Per Capita Income $35,484

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,027 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,794 (53.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $301,190
Average Home Value $318,143
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,821
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 2,916
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.72% 0.57%
Households 0.59% 0.51%
Families 0.58% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2018 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 # 100 82nd
Population Density # 94 83rd
Diversity Index # 58 90th
Median Household Income # 326 40th
Per Capita Income # 351 36th

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