Somerset County, New Jersey
Somerset County Court House
|US state :||New Jersey|
|Administrative headquarters :||Somerville|
|Address of the
|County Administration Building
20 Grove Street
Somerville, NJ 08876-2306
|Made up from:||Middlesex County|
|Area code :||001 908|
|Residents :||323,444 (2010)|
|Population density :||409.9 inhabitants / km 2|
|Total area :||790 km²|
|Water surface :||1 km²|
|Website : www.co.somerset.nj.us|
Somerset County is a county in the state of New Jersey . At the 2000 census , the county had 297,490 people and a population density of 377 people per square kilometer. The county seat is Somerville .
The county covers an area of 790 square kilometers, of which 1 square kilometer is water. It is bordered clockwise by the following counties: Morris County , Union County , Middlesex County , Mercer County, and Hunterdon County .
83 buildings and sites in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (as of February 16, 2018).
According to the 2000 census , the county had a population of 297,490. There were 108,984 households and 78,359 families. The population density was 377 inhabitants per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 79.34% White, 7.53% African American, 0.13% Native American, 8.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, and 2.74% other races Groups; 1.83% came from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 8.68% of the population.
Of the 108,984 households, 36.20% had children and young people under the age of 18 living with them. 60.60% were married couples living together, 8.20% were single mothers. 28.10% were not families. 22.80% are single households and 7.00% have someone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.19.
For the entire county, the population was composed of 25.50% of residents under the age of 18, 5.90% between 18 and 24 years of age, 33.80% between 25 and 44 years of age, and 23.50% between 45 and 64 years of age 11.20% were 65 years of age or over. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males, and for every 100 females aged 18 and over there were 92.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $ 76,933 , and the median income for a family is $ 90,605. Males had a median income of $ 60,602 versus $ 41,824 for females. The per capita income was $ 37,970. 3.80% of the population and 2.30% of families are below the poverty line. 3.80% of them were under 18 years of age and 4.90% were 65 years of age or older.
Cities and towns
- Basking Ridge
- Bedminster Township
- Bernards Township
- Bound Brook
- Branchburg Township
- Bridgewater Township
- Far Hills
- Franklin Township
- Green Brook Township
- Hillsborough Township
- Montgomery Township
- North Plainfield
- Peapack Gladstone
- Rocky Hill
- South Bound Brook
- Warren Township
- GNIS-ID: 882234. Retrieved on February 22, 2011 (English).
- US Census Bureau _ Census of Population and Housing . Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Extract from Census.gov . Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Excerpt from factfinder.census.gov.Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed February 16, 2018.