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Somerset County
  • County in New Jersey

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A+
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade B+
  7. Weather
    grade C+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

editorial

Somerset County is located in New Jersey with a population of 344,978. Somerset County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In Somerset County, most residents own their homes. In Somerset County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Somerset County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Somerset County are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$489,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,846
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Somerset County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    26.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    26.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    154.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    793.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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Somerset County Reviews

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