Somerset County, New Jersey Population 2019

Somerset County, New Jersey's estimated population is 330,700 with a growth rate of 0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Somerset County, New Jersey is the 13th largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018331,1644640.14%
2017330,7007040.21%
2016329,9963180.10%
2015329,6783360.10%
2014329,3423180.10%
2013329,0241,6830.51%
2012327,3411,1880.36%
2011326,1532,0690.64%
2010324,08483,80534.88%
1990240,27937,15018.29%
1980203,1294,7572.40%
1970198,37254,45937.84%
1960143,91344,86145.29%
195099,05224,66233.15%
194074,3909,25814.21%
193065,13217,14135.72%
192047,9919,17123.62%
191038,8205,87217.82%
190032,9484,63716.38%
189028,3111,1494.23%
188027,1623,65215.53%
187023,5101,4536.59%
186022,0572,36512.01%
185019,6922,23712.82%
184017,455-234-1.32%
183017,6891,1837.17%
182016,5061,78112.10%
181014,7251,91014.90%
180012,8155194.22%
179012,2960.00%

Somerset County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White225,398
Asian57,106
Black or African American31,335
Some Other Race11,876
Two or More Races6,816
American Indian and Alaska Native764
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander21

Somerset County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2019

Somerset County, New Jersey Median Age

41.3


Total

40


Male

42.6


Female

Somerset County, New Jersey Adults

There are 257,172 adults, (47,955 of whom are seniors) in Somerset County, New Jersey.

Somerset County, New Jersey Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

170,541

51.16%

Male

162,775

48.84%

Somerset County, New Jersey Households and Families

Somerset County, New Jersey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Somerset County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All76%24%
Male68.1%31.9%
Non Family61.2%38.8%
Female59.7%40.3%

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All115,9702.8476
Married69,9903.4585.7
Non Family31,8461.261.2
Female10,6443.4859.7
Male3,4903.5368.1

3.4

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Somerset County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,0792.64%
9th to 12th Grade6,9593.02%
High School Graduate48,61421.10%
Some College32,21613.98%
Associates Degree14,1526.14%
Bachelors Degree66,53728.88%
Graduate Degree55,85024.24%

Somerset County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White140,852136,17076,718
Asian38,85537,11830,907
Hispanic28,50823,4886,427
Black20,77819,2347,728
Other Race7,0465,4961,120
Multiple Races2,5572,2471,187
Native American39330390
Islander1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 79.54%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,872$73,716$50,350
Less Than High School$25,726$31,045$20,972
High School Grad$34,113$40,228$27,507
Some College$42,931$51,110$37,676
Bachelors Degree$73,407$91,625$59,371
Graduate Degree$103,705$127,181$81,064

$60,872

Average Earnings

$73,716

Average Male

$50,350

Average Female

Somerset County, New Jersey Language

Somerset County, New Jersey Language by Age

Somerset County, New Jersey Language

69.61% of Somerset County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 30.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.12% of the population.

Somerset County, New Jersey Poverty

Somerset County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White190,3406,7313.54%
Hispanic47,4443,6847.76%
Black30,5553,26010.67%
Asian57,0131,6942.97%
Other11,6459107.81%
Multiple6,7564837.15%

4.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.64%

Male Poverty Rate

4.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset County, New Jersey is Black, with 10.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset County, New Jersey is Asian, with 2.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.52%
High School7.78%
Some College5.51%
Bachelors or Greater2.07%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.83%
Male Unemployed10.79%
Female Employed2.74%
Male Employed2.23%

Somerset County, New Jersey Income

Somerset County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$106,046$144,629
Families$129,444$169,256
Married Families$145,974-
Non Families$54,881$76,118

Somerset County, New Jersey Marital Status

Somerset County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Somerset County, New Jersey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Somerset County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans

10,162

Number of Veterans

9,538

Male Veterans

624

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,505
Korea1,619
World War II1,172
First Gulf War1,019
Second Gulf War871

Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,7654.91%
Hispanic7502.24%
Black7203.01%
Asian2560.60%
2 or More2066.38%
Other1661.96%
Indian4912.07%

Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

4.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset County, New Jersey Employment Status

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Somerset County, New Jersey

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
North Plainfield21932220731410.64%
Somerville1209812165670.55%
Bound Brook1041010455450.43%
Manville1034410430860.83%
Raritan68818007112616.36%
Bernardsville77197805861.11%
Watchung583359491161.99%
South Bound Brook45634611481.05%
Peapack and Gladstone25592599401.56%
Far Hills91992780.87%
Rocky Hill68268860.88%
Millstone41742030.72%
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