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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Somerset is a suburb of New York City with a population of 24,779. Somerset is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Somerset offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Somerset there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Somerset and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Somerset are above average.
About Somerset...
Population
24,779

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$306,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,586
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Somerset Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Somerset

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$94,680
National
$55,322
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Somerset Reviews

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Overall, very good area. The main problem with Somerset is the same as with every high population density area in NJ- sky high property taxes! Unfortunately, the population of Somerset is only increasing so the property taxes are only going to continue increasing. The only other 'complaint' that I have with the area is a minor annoyance more than anything. I'm a movie buff, and the main movie theatre in the area is Regal on Rt 1. At any given time, the majority of movies shown at this theatre are Bollywood films. A non-Bollywood film has to be a mega-blockbuster in order to make it on the list of showings. There have been critically acclaimed movies that I haven't been able to see because Regal isn't showing them anywhere on their 16 screens.
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The neighborhoods seem quite neat and clean but not too neat and clean. The people seem nice for the most part There are a bunch of accidents here and there but it isn't that much compare to some other places and I've never been in an accident. My high school might not be one of the best, but it's still a work in progress and the diversity is pretty great. I like most of my teachers even though a few of them don't really teach the lessons that well. Based on what I have seen and heard, the jobs don't seem incredibly bad either. There are some schools and stores nearby. Most posters and stores are family friendly.
Somerset is a very lively, diverse, and family friendly area. In this area you will always have something to do, ranging from going to the movies, rollerskating, or out to eat. This suburban environment deals with little to no crime. The streets are always clean with a minimal amount of traffic when commuting to and from work. People of all races, religions, and cultures live in Somerset. it is definitely one the most diverse areas in New Jersey where diversity is rare.