Somerset, New Jersey

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Population in 2010: 22,083. Population change since 2000: -4.2%
Males: 10,720  (48.5%)
Females: 11,363  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 08873.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $85,861 (it was $65,831 in 2000)
Somerset:

$85,861
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,248 (it was $26,798 in 2000)

Somerset CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $311,732 (it was $167,000 in 2000)
Somerset:

$311,732
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $353,038; Detached houses: $366,147; Townhouses or other attached units: $263,207; In 2-unit structures: $335,862; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $227,802; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,084; Mobile homes: $455,603

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,251.

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  • White alone - 9,314 (42.2%)
  • Black alone - 6,161 (27.9%)
  • Asian alone - 3,874 (17.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2,092 (9.5%)
  • Two or more races - 518 (2.3%)
  • Other race alone - 95 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 27 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.01%)

Races in Somerset detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Somerset: 122.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (7.9%), Irish (7.6%), German (6.9%), Polish (5.1%), Subsaharan African (3.6%), West Indian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 5.33 square miles.

Population density: 4,143 people per square mile   (average).

Somerset,NJ real estate house value index trend

Somerset, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset CDP:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

5,998 residents are foreign born (6.3% Asia, 3.0% Latin America, 3.0% Europe).

This place:  26.0%
New Jersey:  21.2%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, New Jersey as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Somerset to the number of sex offenders is 2,454 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,626 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,374 (2.0%)

Somerset satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (6.2 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (18.9 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (29.8 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities: East Franklin, NJ (0.9 miles ), Voorhees, NJ (1.1 miles ), Clyde, NJ (1.3 miles ), New Brunswick, NJ (1.4 miles ), Middlebush, NJ (1.6 miles ), Society Hill, NJ (1.7 miles ), Highland Park borough, NJ (1.7 miles ), North Brunswick Township, NJ (1.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.50 N, Longitude: 74.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,574 (-19.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,059 (9.2%)

Somerset household income distribution Somerset home values distribution

Somerset tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
New Jersey:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

Work and jobs in Somerset: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Somerset, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somerset, New Jersey average temperatures Somerset, New Jersey average precipitation Somerset, New Jersey humidity Somerset, New Jersey wind speed Somerset, New Jersey snowfall Somerset, New Jersey sunshine Somerset, New Jersey clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Somerset place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 20.9 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerset-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 239.1 miles away from Somerset center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from Somerset center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 241.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerset topographic map

Birthplace of: Gabriel Caste - Actor.

Main business address for: VENTIV HEALTH INC (SERVICES-MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES), EMCORE CORP (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), RONSON CORP (MISCELLANEOUS CHEMICAL PRODUCTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Somerset:

  • THE MARTIN AND EDITH STEIN HOSPICE (49 VERONICA AVENUE)
  • SHINING STAR DAVITA SOMERSET DIALYSIS (240 CHURCHILL AVENUE)
  • CENTRAL N J JEWISH HOME FOR AGED (380 DEMOTT LANE)
  • KING JAMES NH OF FRANKLIN (1165 EASTON AVE)
  • MARGARET MCLAUGHLIN MCCARRICK (15 DELLWOOD LANE)
  • REGENCY HERITAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (380 DEMOTT LANE)
  • WILLOW CREEK REHAB AND CARE CE (1165 EASTON AVE)

Amtrak stations near Somerset:

  • 2 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: PRINCETON JUNCTION (WALLACE RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 2 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 39,388)
  • Middlesex County College (about 7 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (about 14 miles; Branchburg, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,735)
  • Princeton University (about 15 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,897)
  • Union County College (about 15 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Kean University (about 19 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • Drew University (about 19 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,272)

Public high school in Somerset:

Private high schools in Somerset:

  • RUTGERS PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 723; Location: 1345 EASTON AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HIGH ROAD SCHOOL AT SOMERSET (Students: 129; Location: 2200 COTTONTAIL LN; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • SOMERSET BIBLE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 45; Location: 42 CEDAR GROVE LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SAGE DAY SCHOOL AT SOMERSET (Students: 38; Location: 104 CORTELYOUS LN; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Somerset:

Private elementary/middle schools in Somerset:

  • ST MATTHIAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 170 JOHN F KENNEDY BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CEDAR HILL PREP SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 152 CEDAR GROVE LN; Grades: PK - 3)
  • COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 56; Location: 211 DEMOTT LN; Grades: PK - 2)
See full list of schools located in Somerset, School District: FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

Library in Somerset:

  • FRANKLIN TWP PUBLIC LIBRARY/SOMERSET (Operating income: $3,087,855; Location: 485 DEMOTT LANE; 141,173 books; 2,969 e-books; 7,548 audio materials; 6,636 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 269 print serial subscriptions; 10 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Somerset: Franklin - Somerset First Aid Squad (A), East Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department District 3 Station 27 (B), Franklin Township Fire District 3 Community Volunteer Fire Company 1 Station 25 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Somerset include: Eternal Life Christian Center (A), Emanuel Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church of Lincoln (C), Macedonia Church (D), Saint Sharbel Maronite Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mile Run (A), Seeleys Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Meadows Foundation (Historical Places & Services; 1289 Easton Avenue), American Automatic Vending Service (Amusement & Theme Parks; 127 Henry Street).

Hotels: Corporate A V (195 Davidson Avenue), Madison Suites Hotel (11 Cedar Grove Ln), Hampton Inn Somerset (255 Davidson Avenue), King's Wharf Restaurant (110 Davidson Avenue), Courtyard by Marriott (250 Davidson Avenue), Extended Stayamerica (30 Worlds Fair Drive), Marriott Somerset (110 Davidson Ave), Quality Inn Somerset (1850 Easton Avenue).

Court: Federal Bureau of Investigation (100 Davidson Avenue).

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 100. This is worse than average.

City:

100
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.385. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.385
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.749. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.749
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00543. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00543
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerset and their reported violations in the past:

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP DEPT OF PUBLIC WORKS (Population served: 50,000, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-14-2009 to JUL-20-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-07-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 17 other older monitoring violations
NORTH BRUNSWICK W DEPT (Population served: 38,000, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.0%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.6% for Black residents, 1.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.6%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2010:

  • 528 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2000:

  • 91 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Somerset, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Somerset compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Somerset (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Franklin Boulevard Branch, World's Fair Drive Branch, Franklin Plaza Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Somerset Branch, Somerset Residence Branch, Somerset @ Stop & Shop Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Somerset Branch, Somerset Commercial Banking Branch, Franklin Township Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • New Millennium Bank: Franklin Township Branch at 464b Elizabeth Avenue, branch established on 2009/10/09; Somerset Branch at 695 Hamilton Street, branch established on 2000/07/10. Info updated 2011/10/13: Bank assets: $212.1 mil, Deposits: $178.2 mil, headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Somerset Branch at 940 Easton Avenue, branch established on 1919/01/01; Franklin Township Branch at 460 Elizabeth Ave, branch established on 2008/09/25. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Community First Bank: at 408 Elizabeth Avenue, branch established on 2008/10/06. Info updated 2012/04/03: Bank assets: $63.7 mil, Deposits: $55.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Investors Bank: Somerset Branch at 225 Demott Lane, branch established on 2001/06/11. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $10,674.9 mil, Deposits: $7,419.7 mil, headquarters in Short Hills, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Bancorp, Mhc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, New Jersey:

  • Quality Inn Somerset, 1850 Easton Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Phone: (908) 469-5050, Fax: (732) 469-6870
  • Holiday Inn Somerset, 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Phone: (732) 356-1700, Fax: (732) 356-0939
  • Hotel Somerset/Bridgewater, 110 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Phone: (732) 560-0500, Fax: (732) 560-3669
  • Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 200 Atrium Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Phone: (732) 469-2600, Fax: (732) 560-8043
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Somerset, 255 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Phone: (732) 563-1600, Fax: (732) 563-9775
  • Candlewood Suites Hotel, 41 Worlds Fair Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Phone: (732) 748-1400
  • Somerset Courtyard By Marriott, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Phone: (732) 271-4555, Fax: (732) 271-2555
  • Somerset Residence Inn, 37 Worlds Fair Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873 , Phone: (732) 627-9669, Fax: (732) 627-9305
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, New Jersey

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Somerset travel time to work - commute Somerset mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Somerset CDP (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.38%
Here: 57.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in America
Adherents69.5%6.5%3.7%3.7%3.2%
Congregations18.4%6.1%2.7%9.5%11.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents2.7%1.9%1.1%1.1%6.5%
Congregations10.2%4.8%0.7%0.7%35.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 69
Somerset County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 53
Somerset County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Somerset County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 256
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

20.4%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

24.0%
State:

18.0%

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($81,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,242 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, NJ  1.65% ($64,341 average AGI)
from Union County, NJ  0.80% ($69,150)
from Morris County, NJ  0.41% ($127,837)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($76,398 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,502 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.11%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, NJ  1.37% ($51,397 average AGI)
to Union County, NJ  0.55% ($54,267)
to Hunterdon County, NJ  0.35% ($87,807)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTC (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WRSU-FM (88.7 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF RUTGERS)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WKXW-FM (101.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BRD/CST AUTHORITY)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRB (103.3 FM; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Somerset:

  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Somerset)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Somerset, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • SOMERSET265, 265 Davidson Ave (Lat: 40.534250 Lon: -74.529306), Overall height: 18.9 m, Call Sign: WMR286, Licensee ID: L00001230
    Assigned Frequencies: 19520.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/20/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2001
    Registrant: Bell Atlantic New Jersey Inc, 1 East Pratt St 3n-12, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • SOMERSET300, 300 Davidson Ave (Lat: 40.528972 Lon: -74.530417), Overall height: 23.2 m, Call Sign: WMR287, Licensee ID: L00001230
    Assigned Frequencies: 17960.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/20/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2001
    Registrant: Bell Atlantic New Jersey Inc, 1 East Pratt St 3n-12, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • VLIET ROAD TANK, Vliet Road (Block 34.09, Lot 59.02) (Lat: 40.433056 Lon: -74.556667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 29 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPRX261
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.468 MHz, 941.468 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2011, Expiration Date: 03/08/2021, Certifier: Andrew Twiford
    Registrant: Bristol Babcock, 317 S. North Lake Blvd, Suite 1016, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, Phone: (407) 629-9464, Fax: (407) 629-2106
  • NJ-NBW9998A, 580 Howard Ave (Lat: 40.548917 Lon: -74.541611), Type: Bant, Structure height: 16.8 m, Overall height: 18.8 m, Call Sign: WQMD234
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/01/2010, Expiration Date: 07/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2010, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerset)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Somerset)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED103$269,90379$241,855445$226,45020$115,55422$202,8860$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$321,5729$247,77758$235,2946$14,6982$294,3050$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$294,30118$240,557232$244,87624$58,45515$206,2571$100,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$164,42911$288,010130$259,1794$111,7601$239,0700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$255,9783$244,89735$254,5481$82,0001$226,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0531.02 , 0531.03, 0531.05, 0532.00, 0533.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$279,55211$289,465
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$267,4044$298,948
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$387,0002$211,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$258,470
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$280,3100$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0531.02 , 0531.03, 0531.05, 0532.00, 0533.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 153
  • Hazardous Condition: 104
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Somerset

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somerset, NJ
Most common first names in Somerset, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary29481.6 years
John26474.4 years
Joseph19476.2 years
William16872.4 years
Anna15182.8 years
Helen14182.2 years
George11471.9 years
James10971.3 years
Rose10985.0 years
Elizabeth9980.7 years
Most common last names in Somerset, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7275.9 years
Brown3473.4 years
Williams3468.3 years
Jones3171.8 years
Miller3079.8 years
Johnson2668.5 years
Jackson2572.2 years
Toth2475.8 years
Harris2076.1 years
Wilson2072.5 years
Businesses in Somerset, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marriott2
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1Office Depot1
Dairy Queen1Penske1
DressBarn1Pizza Hut1
Dressbarn1Quiznos1
Dunkin Donuts3RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid1
Extended Stay America1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx14Sears1
Foot Locker1Starbucks1
GNC1Stop & Shop1
H&R Block1Subaru1
Haworth1Subway2
Hilton3Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn4U-Haul1
IHOP1UPS16
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Wendy's1
La Quinta1
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