Somerset, New Jersey Population 2021

24,509
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Somerset is a city located in Somerset County New Jersey. Somerset has a 2020 population of 24,509. Somerset is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 10.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,083 in 2010. Somerset reached it's highest population of 24,779 in 2017.

The average household income in Somerset is $110,949 with a poverty rate of 6.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,629 per month, and the median house value is $315,900. The median age in Somerset is 39 years, 36.1 years for males, and 43 years for females.

Somerset Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Somerset was:

  • White: 44.87%
  • Black or African American: 30.75%
  • Asian: 18.57%
  • Two or more races: 4.08%
  • Other race: 1.59%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Somerset, New Jersey is 24,509 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,527.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,083.

Somerset, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,99644.87%
Black or African American7,53730.75%
Asian4,55118.57%
Two or More Races9994.08%
Some Other Race3891.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.04%
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Somerset Population by Race

Somerset Population Pyramid $2021

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Somerset Median Age

39


Total

36.1


Male

43


Female

Somerset Adults

There are 20,102 adults, (3,951 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female

12,622

51.50%

Male

11,887

48.50%

Somerset Population by Age

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerset Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female86.4%13.6%
Married79.2%20.8%
Male78.9%21.1%
All75.6%24.4%
Non Family66.8%33.2%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerset Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0752.6375.6
Married4,6023.279.2
Non Family3,1921.1866.8
Female9494.6886.4
Male3322.8478.9

3.37

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Somerset Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3672.08%
9th to 12th Grade2921.66%
High School Graduate3,66620.79%
Some College2,51714.27%
Associates Degree1,3367.58%
Bachelors Degree5,66032.09%
Graduate Degree3,79821.54%
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Somerset Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,7606,5643,455
Black5,2775,1652,443
Asian3,2943,1492,626
Hispanic2,3692,161909
2+ Races479435276
Other Race318318161
Native American262626
Islander66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,296$64,123$52,864
Less Than 9th Grade$31,442$50,600$
High School Graduate$32,863$32,960$32,700
Some College$44,438$43,368$46,156
Bachelors Degree$72,268$86,924$55,670
Graduate Degree$78,365$93,880$63,780

$58,296

Average Earnings

$64,123

Average Male

$52,864

Average Female

Somerset Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerset Language by Age

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Somerset Language

69.82% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 30.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.71% of the population.

Somerset Language

Somerset Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,39779410.73%
Asian4,5453648.01%
White8,2603604.36%
Multiple999474.70%
Hispanic3,630371.02%

6.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.36%

Male Poverty Rate

6.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Black, with 10.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Hispanic, with 1.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.43%.

Somerset Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School8.60%
Less Than 9th Grade7.53%
Some College5.71%
Bachelors or Greater4.18%

Somerset Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed20.35%
Male Unemployed4.70%
Male Employed4.05%
Female Employed3.00%

Somerset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,197$110,949
Families$113,810$128,105
Married Families$126,887-
Non Families$67,622$77,069
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Income by Household Type

Somerset Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset Married by Age and Sex

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Somerset Marriage

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

Somerset Marital Status by Race

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Somerset Marital Status

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630

Number of Veterans

585

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam235
First Gulf War71
Korea54
Second Gulf War43
World War II19

Somerset Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+275
65 to 74147
55 to 64126
35 to 5482
18 to 34

Somerset Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4554.86%
Hispanic1224.09%
Black821.37%
Other Race4714.20%
2+ Races325.23%
Asian140.37%

Somerset Veterans by Race

Somerset Veterans by Education

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1.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Veterans by Education

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70%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset Employment by Age

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Somerset Employment by Race

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Somerset Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.59%

Born in Somerset

73.49%

Native Born

26.51%

Foreign Born

9.16%

Non Citizen

17.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.49% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 48.59% having been born in New Jersey. 9.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Somerset Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,5090.00%
202024,5090.00%
201924,509-18-0.07%
201824,527-252-1.02%
201724,7797903.29%
201623,989-420-1.72%
201524,409340.14%
201424,3756722.84%
201323,7039134.01%
201222,7908693.96%
201121,921-162-0.73%
201022,0830.00%

Somerset Population by Year