Somerset County, New Jersey Population 2018

Somerset County, New Jersey's estimated population is 335,432 with a growth rate of 1.13% 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
2017335,4323,7461.13%
2016331,686-2,687-0.80%
2016334,3739740.29%
2015333,3991,0540.32%
2014332,3451,3160.40%
2013331,0292,4410.74%
2012328,5881,9910.61%
2011326,5972,3490.72%
2010324,24883,96934.95%
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
White225,368
Asian54,935
Black or African American30,707
Some Other Race13,421
Two or More Races6,575
American Indian and Alaska Native663
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander17

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Somerset County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Somerset County, New Jersey Median Age

41.1


Total

39.7


Male

42.4


Female

Somerset County, New Jersey Adults

There are 254,735 adults, (46,768 of which are seniors) in Somerset County, New Jersey.

Somerset County, New Jersey Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

169,786

51.19%

Male

161,900

48.81%

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
Married85.5%14.5%
All75.8%24.2%
Male67.9%32.1%
Non Family60.6%39.4%
Female60.5%39.5%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerset County, New Jersey Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All116,4562.8175.8
Married69,8273.4385.5
Non Family32,0891.2260.6
Female10,9073.3860.5
Male3,6333.3467.9

3.36

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Somerset County, New Jersey Households

Somerset County, New Jersey Education

Somerset County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1952.71%
9th to 12th Grade7,3773.22%
High School Graduate48,38921.15%
Some College32,21314.08%
Associates Degree13,4265.87%
Bachelors Degree66,79829.20%
Graduate Degree54,37023.77%

Somerset County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White141,924136,82376,605
Asian37,28835,69229,958
Hispanic27,79122,5066,325
Black20,35818,8427,558
Other Race7,7975,8721,323
Multiple Races2,2461,9391,142
Native American32426598
Islander1717

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 80.34%.

Somerset County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$59,156$72,083$48,751
Less Than High School$23,933$29,952$20,294
High School Grad$34,448$39,425$28,171
Some College$42,310$50,969$37,678
Bachelors Degree$70,953$88,355$56,461
Graduate Degree$100,750$122,985$77,118

$59,156

Average Earnings

$72,083

Average Male

$48,751

Average Female

Somerset County, New Jersey Language

Somerset County, New Jersey Language by Age

Somerset County, New Jersey Language

69.82% of Somerset County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 30.18% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.16% of the population.

Somerset County, New Jersey Poverty

Somerset County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White191,8647,0693.68%
Hispanic46,4704,66810.05%
Black29,9733,30411.02%
Asian54,8131,4212.59%
Other13,2401,32810.03%
Multiple6,5314747.26%

5.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.76%

Male Poverty Rate

5.54%

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 11.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset County, New Jersey is Asian, with 2.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.07%.

Somerset County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.27%
High School8.16%
Some College5.08%
Bachelors or Greater2.31%

Somerset County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.06%
Male Unemployed12.20%
Female Employed2.99%
Male Employed2.25%

Somerset County, New Jersey Income

Somerset County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$102,405$138,633
Families$123,137$162,105
Married Families$138,622$179,092
Non Families$53,365$73,408

Somerset County, New Jersey Marital Status

Somerset County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

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 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Somerset County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans

Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans by War

11,043

Number of Veterans

10,474

Male Veterans

569

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,814
Korea1,621
World War II1,422
First Gulf War1,154
Second Gulf War845

Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+4,283
65 to 742,995
35 to 541,799
55 to 641,492
18 to 34474

Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,5725.38%
Hispanic7822.40%
Black7593.26%
Asian2680.66%
Other2222.41%
2 or More1775.70%
Indian4513.16%

Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

4.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset County, New Jersey Employment Status

Somerset County, New Jersey Employment by Age

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset County, New Jersey Employment by Race

Somerset County, New Jersey Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990