Somerset County, New Jersey (NJ)


Somerset County, NJ mapCounty Population: 297,490
County Houses: 112,023
Land area: 304.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.1%), Manufacturing (15.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.9%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 84%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Races in Somerset County:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.1%)
  • Hispanic (8.7%)
  • Black (7.5%)
  • Asian Indian (3.4%)
  • Other race (2.7%)
  • Chinese (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Filipino (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Median age: 37.2 years
Males: 48.8%, Females: 51.2%
Average household size in Somerset County: 2.69
Median household income: $76,933 (year 2000)
Median house value: $235,000 (year 2000)
Median montly rent in 2000: $898
Institutionalized population: 3,333
Median monthly costs for houses with a mortgage in Somerset County in 2000: $1669

Cities in this county include: Somerset, North Plainfield, Somerville, Manville, Bound Brook, Bernardsville, Raritan.

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Somerset County: Stone House, Falcon Camp, Finderne Station, Hillsborough Country Club, Spooky Brook Golf Course, Roycefield Station, Bedens Brook Country Club, Belle Mead Station, Penn Brook Golf Course, Bunker Hill Golf Course, Camp Agnes DeWitt, Camp Sunshine, Northover Camp, Green Knoll Golf Course, Washington Camp Ground, Warren Township Municipal Building Complex, Raritan Valley Country Club, Pine Brook Country Club, Ralph Reeve Cultural Center, United States Equestrian Team Training Center.

Shopping Centers: Somerset Shopping Center, Bridgewater Commons Shopping Center.

Churches in Somerset County include: Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ascension Church, Franklin Church, Six Mile Run Reformed Church, Solid Rock Church, South Branch Reformed Church, Springdale United Methodist Church.

Cemeteries: Mount Horeb United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Bethel Cemetery, Millington Baptist Churchyard, South Middlebush Cemetery, Saint Joseph Cemetery, Saint Bernards Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Reservoirs: Sunset Lake, Washington Valley Reservoir, Osborn Pond, Bridgepoint Lake, Spooky Brook Pond, East Branch Reservoir, Sylvan Lake.

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Back Brook, Beden Brook, Macs Brook, River Brook, Penns Brook, Roaring Brook, Rock Brook, Indian Grove Brook, Fox Brook.

Parks in Somerset County include: Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Delaware and Raritan State Park, North Branch Park, Sourland Mountain County Preserve, Lord Sterling Park, Duke Island Park, Quail Brook Park, Montgomery Park, Warrenbrook Park.

Post office:

Current college students: 14,627
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 46.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 53,937 (47% naturalized citizens)

Mean travel time to work: 30.1 minutes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 67,830
  • One, attached: 16,243
  • Two: 6,533
  • 3 or 4: 4,934
  • 5 to 9: 5,519
  • 10 to 19: 5,531
  • 20 or more: 5,197
  • Mobile homes: 217
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19 does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.  This data has been compiled from multiple government and commercial sources.

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     Welcome to Somerset County! Whether you live here or are just visiting, you will find lots of things to see and do in this vibrant and friendly county.
     This brochure will help you plan a day trip or a special evening out, or explore the area's historic and cultural heritage. There are events and attractions for all ages and interests.
     There is information on hotels and shopping areas for visitors from out of town. If you're here for a few days on business or while visiting friends or relatives, you may want to take advantage of some of the local recreational and cultural activities.
     Seasonal events such as the annual Tour of Somerville bike race and the 4-H Fair make Somerset County a popular destination for both county residents and visitors from outside the county.

Whatever you decide to see and do in Somerset County, enjoy it! And please come back again soon.

Gloria Benaroch
Gloria Benaroch
Broker Associate
23 W. River Road Rumson NJ 07760