Somerset County, New Jersey Population 2020

Somerset County, New Jersey's estimated population is 332,092 with a growth rate of 0.14% 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
2020332,0924640.14%
2019331,6284640.14%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White222,50067.39%
Asian57,30217.35%
Black or African American31,8539.65%
Some Other Race10,4723.17%
Two or More Races7,2482.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native7780.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.01%

Somerset County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2020

Somerset County, New Jersey Median Age

41.6


Total

40.1


Male

42.9


Female

Somerset County, New Jersey Adults

There are 255,592 adults, (48,929 of whom are seniors) in Somerset County, New Jersey.

Somerset County, New Jersey Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

168,880

51.15%

Male

161,296

48.85%

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%15%
All75.6%24.4%
Male66.5%33.5%
Non Family60.9%39.1%
Female60.1%39.9%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All117,0122.7875.6
Married71,2003.3885
Non Family31,7151.260.9
Female10,6593.3260.1
Male3,4383.3666.5

3.32

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Somerset County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6472.47%
9th to 12th Grade6,5112.85%
High School Graduate45,73820.00%
Some College32,28814.12%
Associates Degree13,8396.05%
Bachelors Degree67,65829.58%
Graduate Degree57,02924.94%

Somerset County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White138,763134,49877,523
Asian38,86637,33331,189
Hispanic28,43423,5566,783
Black21,21819,8258,422
Other Race6,5995,1591,182
Multiple Races2,8952,6251,414
Native American370239123
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 asian people with a rate of 80.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,975$76,998$53,270
Less Than High School$27,615$31,854$21,026
High School Grad$35,435$41,461$28,421
Some College$44,778$53,304$40,178
Bachelors Degree$77,276$95,539$62,548
Graduate Degree$105,918$129,419$83,552

$63,975

Average Earnings

$76,998

Average Male

$53,270

Average Female

Somerset County, New Jersey Language

Somerset County, New Jersey Language by Age

Somerset County, New Jersey Language

69.48% of Somerset County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 30.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.07% of the population.

Somerset County, New Jersey Poverty

Somerset County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White186,7886,0583.24%
Hispanic47,3313,6677.75%
Black31,1462,9999.63%
Asian57,2062,1873.82%
Other10,4058398.06%
Multiple7,1746218.66%

4.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.61%

Male Poverty Rate

4.77%

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 9.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset County, New Jersey is White, with 3.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.90%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.18%
High School7.22%
Some College5.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.17%

Somerset County, New Jersey Income

Somerset County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$111,772$149,988
Families$134,849$174,922
Married Families$151,512$191,844
Non Families$56,485$79,090

Somerset County, New Jersey Marital Status

Somerset County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

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

9,761

Number of Veterans

9,189

Male Veterans

572

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,524
Korea1,494
Second Gulf War933
First Gulf War932
World War II859
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,3904.75%
Hispanic6842.05%
Black6542.70%
Asian3360.79%
Other2102.67%
2 or More1443.95%
Indian276.62%

$Somerset County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

3.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset County, New Jersey Employment Status

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset County, New Jersey Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.93%

Born in New Jersey

74.97%

Native Born

25.03%

Foreign Born

9.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.97% of Somerset County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 51.93% having been born in New Jersey. 9.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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