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Population in 2012: 12,160 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 

Males: 6,443  (53.0%)
Females: 5,717  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 08876.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,258 (it was $51,237 in 2000)
Somerville:

$70,258
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,437

Somerville borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $288,533 (it was $158,200 in 2000)
Somerville:

$288,533
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $323,282; Detached houses: $323,930; Townhouses or other attached units: $281,171; In 2-unit structures: $334,886

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,181.

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  • White alone - 6,918 (57.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2,402 (19.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,324 (10.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1,156 (9.5%)
  • Two or more races - 206 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 121 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Somerville: 123.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Italian (13.7%), Irish (12.2%), German (9.6%), Polish (5.4%), English (4.6%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 54 feet

Land area: 2.36 square miles.

Population density: 5,151 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Somerville:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerville borough:

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

2,974 residents are foreign born (6.6% Asia).

This borough:  24.5%
New Jersey:  21.2%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Somerville, New Jersey as of July 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Somerville to the number of sex offenders is 2,027 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: $7,889 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $8,833 (2.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (12.1 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (24.8 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (37.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Finderne, NJ (1.2 miles ), Raritan borough, NJ (1.3 miles ), Green Knoll, NJ (1.4 miles ), Manville borough, NJ (1.5 miles ), Weston, NJ (1.6 miles ), Bradley Gardens, NJ (1.6 miles ), Zarephath, NJ (1.7 miles) , Martinsville, NJ (1.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 74.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,628 (+29.9%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,281 (20.2%)

Area code: 908

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Crime rates in Somerville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 20011300010000
per 100,000 16.50.00.08.0104.20.00.00.07.90.00.00.00.0
Rapes 7111120002300
per 100,000 57.68.07.98.08.016.10.00.00.015.823.40.00.0
Robberies 20111696142013101041216
per 100,000 164.687.8126.271.848.1112.4160.2104.078.978.931.198.9131.0
Assaults 1515191920987947102
per 100,000 123.4119.8149.8151.6160.372.264.156.071.031.654.582.416.4
Burglaries 40303961364034422735285542
per 100,000 329.1239.5307.5486.8288.5321.0272.3336.2213.0276.2217.9453.1344.0
Thefts 251268208236204196199237183131137157211
per 100,000 2065.22139.51640.01883.51634.91572.91593.71896.91443.81033.81066.41293.51728.1
Auto thefts 28201513119181714712189
per 100,000 230.4159.7118.3103.888.272.2144.1136.1110.555.293.4148.373.7
Arson 2011400002010
per 100,000 16.50.07.98.032.10.00.00.00.015.80.08.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 264.2163.8162.8183.0337.4145.1148.0145.6128.9102.799.5134.9135.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Somerville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 32 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
New Jersey average:

3.38

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Somerville, New Jersey accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
New Jersey:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +779 (+6.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Customer service representatives (3%)

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

Average climate in Somerville, New Jersey

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Tornado activity:

Somerville-area historical tornado activity is above New Jersey state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Somerville borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 16.8 miles away from the borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 85% 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 77.2 miles away from the city 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 75.7 miles away from Somerville 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 26.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 20.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from Somerville center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

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

Birthplace of: Elinor Wylie - Poet, Nicole Arendt - College tennis player, Barbara Wiedemann - Poet, Charley Winner - Football player, Christopher Bateman - Politician, Don Elliott - Jazz musician, Eric Murdock - Basketball player, Judd Woldin - Composer, Frederick Frelinghuysen (general) - Politician and general, Philip Morrison - Astrophysicist.

Main business address for: TEKNI PLEX INC (GASKETS, PACKAGING AND SEALING DEVICES & RUBBER & PLASTIC HOSE), SVB FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), TRANSNET CORP (WHOLESALE-COMPUTER & PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE).


Hospitals/medical centers in Somerville:

  • RV SOMERVILLE DC (Dialysis Facility, 1 ROUTE 206 NORTH)
  • COMMUNITY VNA (Home Health Center, 110 WEST END AVENUE)
  • SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 110 REHILL AVE)
  • SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER HOSPIC (Hospital, 110 REHILLAVE)

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Airports and heliports located in Somerville:


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Amtrak stations near Somerville:

  • 10 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.
  • 15 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.
  • 18 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.

Local government website: WWW.SOMERVILLENJ.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerville:

  • Raritan Valley Community College (about 6 miles; Branchburg, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 4,086)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 10 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 32,147)
  • Middlesex County College (about 13 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,684)
  • Princeton University (about 16 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,592)
  • Drew University (about 17 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,115)
  • Union County College (about 17 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,338)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 17 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,671)

Public high school in Somerville:

Private high school in Somerville:

  • IMMACULATA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 814; Location: 240 MOUNTAIN AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Somerville:

Private elementary/middle schools in Somerville:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 41 MOUNTAIN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ETHICON FAMILY CENTER (Students: 75; Location: ROUTE 22 W; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Somerville, map of school districts: SOMERVILLE BOROUGH

Library in Somerville:

  • SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $771,869; Location: 35 WEST END AVENUE; 51,630 books; 2,306 audio materials; 1,654 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 105 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Somerville: West End Hose Company 3 (A), Somerset County Jail (B), Somerset County Courthouse (C), Somerset County Administration Building (D), Lincoln Hose Company 4 (E), Central Hook and Ladder Company 2 (F), Able Medical Transport (G), Somerville First Aid Rescue Squad (H), Somerville Hose Company 1 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Downtown Somerville Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Somerville include: Fourth Reformed Church (A), Saint Thomas African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (B), Shiloh Pentecostal Church (C), Unitarian Universalist Church (D), Church of the Immaculate Conception (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), First Reformed Church (G), Saint Paul's Baptist Church (H), Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Immaculate Conception Cemetery (1), Somerville Cemetery (2), Old Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Planetarium (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; State Highway 28 & L), Somerville Borough - Fire Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 23 North Doughty Avenue), Childs Play Social Skills Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3322 USHighway 22), Rides 4 U (185 Industrial Parkway Suite G), Allen Travel Inc (Tours & Charters; 9 Division Street).

Hotel: Days Inn of Somerville (118 Us Highway No South # 206).

 
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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.10
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.69
U.S.:

9.59
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 14.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.9
U.S.:

22.9
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.333. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.333
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.52
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.8%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 12.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 27.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.5 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  60.5%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Somerville, NJ

People in group quarters in Somerville in 2010:

  • 273 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 86 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Somerville in 2000:

  • 263 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 194 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 62 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in nursing homes

Somerville compared to New Jersey state average:

Somerville, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Somerville (2011 data):

  • Fulton Bank of New Jersey: Somerville Branch at 103 West End Avenue, branch established on 1991/12/19; Somerville Drive Through Branch at 50 West End Avenue, branch established on 2006/08/01. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $3,408.9 mil, Deposits: $2,816.1 mil, headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 74 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Branchburg Township Branch at 1090 Route 22, branch established on 1987/05/23; Somerville at 10 West High Street, branch established on 1871/08/22. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Somerville Branch at 1 West Main Street, branch established on 2004/12/06; Branchburg Branch at 3190 Rt 22, branch established on 2008/09/08. 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
  • TD Bank, National Association: Somerville Branch at 50 West Main Street, branch established on 1998/06/18. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Team Capital Bank: Somerville Branch at 62 West Main Street, branch established on 2008/04/01. Info updated 2012/04/04: Bank assets: $828.8 mil, Deposits: $643.5 mil, headquarters in Bethlehem, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • Somerset Savings Bank, SLA: Somerville at 64 West End Avenue, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $587.0 mil, Deposits: $484.6 mil, headquarters in Bound Brook, NJ, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Somerville Branch at 20 Veterans Memorial Hwy, branch established on 1941/11/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Somerville Branch at 151 Adamsville Road, branch established on 1980/06/05. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Somerville travel time to work - commute


Somerville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Somerville borough (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.38%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$45,891$50,0637$7,399
Other Government Administration 3$13,533$54,1320$0
Judicial and Legal 3$8,770$35,0809$12,035
Police Protection - Officers 29$139,656$57,7890$0
Police - Other 3$8,929$35,71633$15,243
Streets and Highways 11$38,952$42,4930$0
Solid Waste Management 20$53,193$31,9160$0
Sewerage 3$15,766$63,0640$0
Parks and Recreation 3$9,590$38,3600$0
Water Supply 15$64,079$51,2630$0
Transit 0$0 7$3,741
Local Libraries 0$0 13$19,821
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$5,740
Totals for Government 101$398,359$47,33076$63,979

Somerville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $996,000 ($81.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $343,000 ($28.21)
    Regular Highways: $239,000 ($19.65)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($5.26)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,968,000 ($244.08)
    General - Other: $2,055,000 ($169.00)
    Sewerage: $1,951,000 ($160.44)
    Regular Highways: $881,000 ($72.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $529,000 ($43.50)
    Libraries: $362,000 ($29.77)
    Fire Protection: $343,000 ($28.21)
    Central Staff Services: $342,000 ($28.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000 ($21.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $247,000 ($20.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $233,000 ($19.16)
    Health Services - Other: $231,000 ($19.00)
    Financial Administration: $222,000 ($18.26)
    General Public Buildings: $102,000 ($8.39)
    Parking Facilities: $43,000 ($3.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($0.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $380,000 ($31.25)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $107,000 ($8.80)
    Protective Inspection & Regulations: $29,000 ($2.38)
    General: $11,000 ($0.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $40,000 ($3.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,393,000 ($361.27)

Somerville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,544,000 ($209.21)
    All Other: $157,000 ($12.91)
    Parking Facilities: $96,000 ($7.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($1.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $71,000 ($5.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $115,000 ($9.46)
    All Other: $43,000 ($3.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $544,000 ($44.74)
    Interest Earnings: $162,000 ($13.32)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,774,000 ($145.89)
    All Other: $604,000 ($49.67)
    Health & Hospitals: $15,000 ($1.23)
  • Tax - Property: $7,862,000 ($646.55)
    NEC: $263,000 ($21.63)
    Public Utilities: $28,000 ($2.30)

Somerville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,458,000 ($531.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,003,000 ($493.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $455,000 ($37.42)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $2,900,000 ($238.49)
    Beginning: $1,700,000 ($139.80)

Somerville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,808,000 ($559.87)

8.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($79,025 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.31%
New Jersey average:

6.12%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($731 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.13%
New Jersey average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Middlesex County, NJ  2.21% ($62,979 average AGI)
from Union County, NJ  1.06% ($72,811)
from Morris County, NJ  0.52% ($105,778)


8.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($90,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
New Jersey average:

6.89%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($833 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, NJ  1.60% ($51,524 average AGI)
to Union County, NJ  0.61% ($60,018)
to Hunterdon County, NJ  0.55% ($105,455)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerville:

  • WWTR (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BRIDGEWATER, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • 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)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerville:

  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • 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)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BRD/CST AUTHORITY)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, 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)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Somerville:

  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • 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.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Somerville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total costs: $2,123,000
Total average daily traffic: 168,827
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,103
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 203,489

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Somerville, NJ


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Steven J Simmons, 279 Amwell Rd (Lat: 40.498056 Lon: -74.612778), Type: 56.7, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2036888999, , 35 MASON STREET
  • Arthur R Block, 279 Amwell Rd (Lat: 40.498056 Lon: -74.612778), Type: 56.7, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2152867454, Sheila_smith@cable.Comcast.Com, ONE COMCAST CENTER
  • Arthur R Block, 279 Amwell Rd (Lat: 40.498056 Lon: -74.612778), Type: 56.7, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2152867454, Sheila_smith@cable.Comcast.Com, ONE COMCAST CENTER
  • Sheila Smith, 279 Amwell Rd (Lat: 40.498056 Lon: -74.612778), Type: 56.7, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2152867454, Sheila_smith@cable.Comcast.Com, ONE COMCAST CENTER
  • 279 Amwell Rd (Lat: 40.498056 Lon: -74.612778), Type: 56.7, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 9082813206, , 279 AMWELL RD
  • 22 Grove Street (Lat: 40.569167 Lon: -74.611111), Type: 55.0, Overall height: 49 m
    Registrant: 9087255070, , 20 W. GROVE ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Lat: 40.366750 Lon: -74.499583, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJC644
    Assigned Frequencies: 38750.0 MHz, 39450.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2012
    Registrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Email:
  • SOMERSET CNT, N. Bridge St. (Lat: 40.567833 Lon: -74.608917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQPN311
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/05/2012, Expiration Date: 07/05/2022, Certifier: James M Spiliotis
    Registrant: Jacobs Engineering, 450 Raritian Center Parkway - Suite C, Edison, NJ 08837, Phone: (732) 902-6977, Fax: (732) 225-1773, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1.4 Km Nw Of Mar- Tinsville Near Somerville (Lat: 40.611750 Lon: -74.570139), Call Sign: KNKJ540
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.3000 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999
    Registrant: Belcomm, 157 Wabash Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07503

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Somerset Airport (Lat: 40.626111 Lon: -74.668889), Type: Mast, Structure height: 38.1 m, Overall height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQBI348, Licensee ID: L00583473
    Assigned Frequencies: 121.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2004, Expiration Date: 10/13/2014, Certifier: Dan Walker
    Registrant: Somerset Air Service Inc., 150 Airport Road, Bedminister, NJ 07921, Phone: (908) 722-2444, Fax: (908) 722-1359, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Somerville)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED49$271,24535$230,486200$230,48015$84,8671$450,00012$144,6671$276,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$284,8001$236,00021$251,7144$109,5000$02$468,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$282,0007$173,57180$251,22513$69,4620$07$110,1431$18,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$307,8005$220,00049$263,8785$149,4001$210,0004$203,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$225,0000$07$295,2860$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.00 , 0502.00, 0503.00, 0504.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$252,8892$266,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$287,6004$386,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$315,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$340,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.00 , 0502.00, 0503.00, 0504.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 89
  • Hazardous Condition: 33

Incident types - Somerville


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somerville, NJ
Businesses in Somerville, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Casual Male XL1McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts4Rite Aid1
FedEx6UPS3
Goodwill3Walgreens1
H&R Block1YMCA2
Browse common businesses in Somerville, NJ

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