Somerset, NJ 08873 ZIP Code Profile

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East Millstone, NJ | Middlebush, NJ | Somerset, NJ

ZIP Code 08873: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Somerset, NJ 08873

Not Acceptable, USPS
East Millstone, NJ 08873
Franklin Twp, NJ 08873
Middlebush, NJ 08873
Zarepath, NJ 08873

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Somerset County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.499, Longitude -74.521
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,412
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 21,201
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,996
    • Single Family Addresses: 19,205

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 08873 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 08873 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Somerset, NJ 08873 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54,666
Population in Households 53,634
Population in Familes 44,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,032
Population Density2 1,680
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $97,618
Average Household Income $121,485
Per Capita Income $45,139


Total Housing Units 20,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,775 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,218 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 830 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $363,362
Average Home Value $394,710


Total Households 19,993
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 13,636
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.12% 0.82%
Households 0.95% 0.77%
Families 0.88% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Somerset, NJ 08873 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08873 to the other 583 ZIP Codes 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 # 19 97th
Population Density # 310 47th
Diversity Index # 55 91st
Median Household Income # 224 62nd
Per Capita Income # 241 59th

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