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Somerset County, New Jersey

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Population:

  • Total Population: 297,490
  • Males: 145,414
  • Females: 152,076

Ethnicity:

  • White: 220,274
  • Black/African American: 21,440
  • Hispanic: 25,868
  • Native American/Eskimo: 228
  • Asian: 25,018
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 39
  • Other: 548
  • 2 or more: 4,075

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (212,270)
  2. Spanish (22,595)
  3. Chinese (4,840)
  4. Italian (4,195)
  5. Polish (3,020)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 53,937

  1. India (6,875)
  2. Costa Rica (3,350)
  3. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2,802)
  4. Italy (2,304)
  5. Ecuador (2,240)
  6. Philippines (2,220)
  7. Poland (2,061)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (118,638)
  2. Jewish Estimate (11,100)
  3. American Baptist Churches in the USA (6,351)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (6,348)
  5. Reformed Church in America (5,471)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 58,701
    • Sensory: 4,794
    • Physical: 12,750
    • Mental: 7,792
    • Self-care: 4,192
    • Go outside home: 12,897
    • Employment: 14,951

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 1,292

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 108,984
    • Utility gas: 83,716
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,117
    • Electricity: 8,440
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 15,030
    • Coal or Coke: 40
    • Wood: 167
    • Solar Energy: 27
    • Other fuel: 306
    • No fuel used: 141

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 201,745
    • No vehicle: 10,057
    • 1 or more vehicle: 191,688

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 1,326
    • No High School: 7,358
    • Some High School: 12,628
    • High School: 43,972
    • Some College: 32,394
    • Associate's Degree: 11,621
    • College Degree: 55,991
    • Master's Degree: 26,762
    • Professional Degree: 6,983
    • Doctoral Degree: 5,308

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 108,984
    • Owners with phone: 83,966
    • Owners without phone: 187
    • Renters with phone: 24,291
    • Renters without phone: 540

    10 closest counties:

    1. Middlesex County, New Jersey
    2. Union County, New Jersey
    3. Morris County, New Jersey
    4. Hunterdon County, New Jersey
    5. Mercer County, New Jersey
    6. Essex County, New Jersey
    7. Richmond County, New York
    8. Warren County, New Jersey
    9. Passaic County, New Jersey
    10. Monmouth County, New Jersey

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    07059, 07069, 07920, 07921, 07924, 07931, 07934, 07938, 07939, 07977, 07978, 08502, 08504, 08528, 08553, 08558, 08805, 08807, 08821, 08823, 08835, 08836, 08844, 08853, 08869, 08873, 08875, 08876, 08880, 08890, 08896

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WAWZ (99.1 FM) ZAREPHATH, NJ
    • WBHX (99.7 FM) NESHANIC STATION, NJ
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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