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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
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Somerset County is located in New Jersey with a population of 333,316. Somerset County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Somerset County offers residents a suburban feel and 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$412,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,499
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Somerset County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    154.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    793.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Somerset County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,046
National
$55,322

Somerset County Reviews

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Somerset County offers a very diverse community with many activities available. There are numerous parks and outdoor facilities that promote exercise. The public school system is mediocre, but there are a number of excellent private institutions available. Somerset County has become increasingly crowded over the years, and this influx of people has led to increased crime. Some areas of Somerset County are not very safe. However, there are many affluent areas in the county. Many opportunities exist for one to find employment. Grocery stores and other small businesses are always eager to hire young adults as part-time employees.
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Somerset County is very diverse and friendly overall. The people are great and in most cases are pleasant to one another. Because of the diversity, people are welcoming and try to understand each other's backgrounds. The crime rates have increased recently unfortunately which is something I would like to change.
The people are so diverse and friendly. The law enforcement are at every school not only protecting and keeping the peace, but encouraging to the kids. They really make an effort to create great relationships even with the most troubled of teens. From my experience, the teachers really care. It's a tight community yet you have your privacy and there's always open for great people. Family oriented and very beautiful.