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Somerset County, NJ

Somerset County is a county in the state of New Jersey. As of the 2020 Census, the county has a population of 345,361, up by 21,917 from the 2010 Census. Somerset County ranks 13th out of the 21 counties of New Jersey. You can learn more about the county's demographics in the following section. You can also learn about the schools, race/ethnicity, and income of the residents.

Population

The Somerset County, New Jersey population was 345,361 at the 2020 census. That's an increase of 21,917 people over the 2010 census. Somerset County is the 13th-most populous county in New Jersey. Major cities in Somerset County include Bernardsville and Warren.

Compared to other counties, the percentage of unwed births in Somerset County, NJ is the lowest. Of all counties, the state ranks Somerset County as having the lowest percentage of unwed births. However, that doesn't mean the county is free of poverty. Currently, only 13.6% of the residents of Somerset County live below the poverty line. This number is expected to continue to rise in the near future.

Schools

Schools in Somerset County, NJ are publicly funded and tuition free. The county has the highest concentration of top ranked public schools in New Jersey. The average math and reading proficiency scores in Somerset County, NJ are 56% and 68%, respectively. Somerset County public schools are in the top 20% of all public schools in New Jersey. Minority enrollment is 55%. Read on to learn about the schools in Somerset County. Also, find out what it's like to live in the Somerset County, NJ, school district.

SchoolDigger uses data from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau, and New Jersey Department of Education. The database also contains information from ATTOM, which is an independent nonprofit that provides data on School Attendance Areas. SchoolDigger makes every effort to include accurate school boundary boundaries. While the data is approximated, it's still a good idea to check with the local tax assessor's office or the school district to confirm legal descriptions.

Income

The median household income in Somerset County, New Jersey, was $111,587 in 2019, which is $24,836 more than the state average and $45,875 more than the national average. Incomes in Somerset County were a little lower in the past, as the median household income peaked in 2018 at $144,154. In 2019, incomes in Somerset County fell by nearly nine percent. In comparison, incomes in the state as a whole have increased since 2000.

The median household income in Somerset County is $130,647, which is a bit higher than the US average and in the 100th percentile. While it's true that education has the most to do with income, only half of adults in Somerset County earned a bachelor's degree or higher. In fact, if Somerset County had a higher income rate, there would be no difference between it and the national average. The median income in Somerset County varies from as low as $47170 in some neighborhoods to as high as $261,251 in others. Higher income areas are generally located in the northern and western parts of Somerset County, while lower-income neighborhoods are located in the southeast.

Race/ethnicity

The map below shows the race/ethnicity breakdown of Somerset County, NJ. It shows the self-identified racial majority of each area. The darker shades indicate a larger racial majority. The report also includes racial diversity scores for Somerset County. See how diverse your community is by looking at the data. Below you will find helpful links to local information and resources.

Despite accounting for nearly one-fifth of New Jersey's population, the state still has a long way to go to achieve parity in its political representation. Minority representation is especially low in New Jersey, but that is about to change. The state legislature is planning a new census that will include more people of minority ethnicity. Those residing in the state's capital should start looking for ways to increase their political power.

Natural gas usage

Somerset County, New Jersey is facing a growing concern over the environmental impact of its gas usage. The Somerset County Expansion Project, which includes the installation of natural gas lines, will improve energy efficiency for county buildings and reduce emissions. It will also provide jobs in the construction industry and will create more than $7 million in new wages due to the reduction in energy costs. In addition, the project will bring a number of environmental benefits to the county.

Aside from residential uses, there is industrial and commercial use of propane. Residents of Somerset County, New Jersey often use propane gas for cutting metal and for temporary heating. Propane also fuels portable heaters. SOS Gases provides propane delivery in cylinders of all sizes. This makes it convenient for any size business. It also saves on propane prices for businesses in Somerset County. It's a clean and affordable alternative to gas.

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