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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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+
Somerville is a suburb of New York City with a population of 12,121. Somerville is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Somerville offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Somerville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Somerville are highly rated.
About Somerville...
Population
12,121

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$308,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,378
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Somerville 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
    73
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    819.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Somerville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,718
National
$55,322
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Somerville Reviews

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Somerville is a great place to visit! It has a lively Main Street with restaurants and cafes galore! From family friendly restaurants like Alfonso's, to expensive dine-in experiences as the one offered by Wolfgang's, it is truly an exciting little town to explore. Somerville also has several parks nearby.
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Somerville is an amazing town that really brings out a downtown true vibe. The suburbs are diverse with an amazing distribution of space that is admirable. The schools smart and athletic. With an inforced police patrol, the streets feel very safe from sunrise to sunset. The downtown is full of fun with a variety of stores and restaurants, providing an excellent economy. The town always seems to be organizing events that are joyful. My favorite event is the summer car show gatherings that happen every Friday during the summer-fall season.
I have lived in Somerville all my life and it's the cutest little town, very family and kid friendly. I received a great education here and made life long friends. Our downtown area is updated with great restaurants, bars, and entertainment. A great town that I recommend for anyone to live or visit!