Somerset

Overview for Somerset, NJ

24,827 people live in Somerset, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $48,901. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,827

Total Population

40.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,901

Average individual Income

Welcome to Somerset

Luxurious suburban environment with quaint downtown elegance

A popular suburb for those traveling for work in New York City or Philadelphia, Somerset County is one of the most popular areas in New Jersey. It is located centrally in New Jersey and provides access to scenic trails and parks as well as bustling city energy. It is also a hub for growing businesses and historical sites.

Somerset has many different styles of home architecture to offer buyers. Ranch homes with open floor plans and lots of green space surrounding them are scattered throughout Somerset. The Queen Anne style of home is very popular as well. They are known for exquisite cross gables and grandiose porches with unique wooden designs. Georgian homes made of brick with symmetrical windows are also quite common in Somerset. No matter the type of home, you will find luxury houses no matter where you search in Somerset.

In addition, Somerset has many diverse neighborhoods, which makes it unique. It has five downtown centers with fine dining restaurants and entertainment experiences. These downtowns include Somerville, Bound Brook, Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, and Raritan.

What to Love

  • Beautiful, walkable downtown areas
  • State-of-the-art spa and wellness facilities
  • Excellent running and biking trails
  • Access to two major cities, New York City and Philadelphia

Local Lifestyle

Locals in Somerset have access to some beautiful scenery and bustling shops. The Jersey Shore and the Hamptons have many picturesque beaches to frequent nearby and many parks and farms to adventure through for fun. There are also plenty of trails for biking, running, and walking. Spending time outdoors is a favorite activity among many in Somerset.

The lovely downtown areas and eccentric cities near Somerset provide residents with leading restaurants, luxury shops, and cultural centers. Somerset is also well known for its excellent school system. The communities within Somerset are very tight-knit and provide lots of recreational opportunities.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

There are many upscale restaurants in the Somerset area. Sophie’s Bistro is in a rustic, antique building. They serve classic French fare, like beef bourguignon. The cuisine is hearty and unpretentious, and they have a popular brunch and outdoor seating. Luca’s Ristorante is an authentic Italian restaurant serving innovative dishes in a warm, inviting atmosphere perfect for family gatherings. Steakhouse 85 serves mouthwatering surf ’n’ turf foods. Its delicious meals paired with live jazz on designated nights make for the perfect date night.

There are also many spots for luxury shopping around Somerset. Venus Jewelers is a high-end jewelry store attracting exclusive crowds in the area. It sells both designer collections as well as custom-made jewelry pieces. In Somerset, you can always access the most upscale shopping and dining experiences.

Things to Do

There are plenty of fun activities to participate in while living in Somerset. Rutgers Gardens of Rutgers University is a popular attraction. It has over 180 acres of botanic gardens, including beautifully designed gardens, natural habitats, and even a farmers’ market. Another great outdoor experience is visiting Snyder’s Farm. It is the perfect location for picking blueberries and sunflowers and hosts an annual Fall Festival.

There are clubs of all sorts to join or visit. The Somerset Hills Country Club has a scenic golf course as well as an elegant banquet hall and pool for members to utilize. The Stress Factory Comedy Club is a wonderful venue for listening to emerging and established comedians paired with American comfort food. These are just some highlights of the incredible opportunities for fun in Somerset. 

 

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Demographics and Employment Data for Somerset, NJ

Somerset has 9,838 households, with an average household size of 2.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Somerset do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,827 people call Somerset home. The population density is 3,922.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,827

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.2

Median Age

48.98 / 51.02%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
9,838

Total Households

2.48

Average Household Size

$48,901

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Somerset, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Somerset. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Conerly Road School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
St Matthias Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Rutgers Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
MacAfee Road School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Cedar Hill Prep School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Franklin Middle School at Sampson G. Smith Campus
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Franklin Middle School at Hamilton Street Campus
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Community Christian Academy & Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available

Featured Properties

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41 Fairview Rd
Active Under Contract
$439,000
41 Fairview Rd, Montgomery Twp, NJ 08558
3 Beds 1 Bath
0 Private Rd
Sold
$16,275,000
0 Private Rd, Bedminster Twp 07921
6 Beds 12 Baths 3,535,330 Sq.Ft.
450 Claremont Rd
For Sale
$13,750,000
450 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
7 Beds 10.5 Baths
0 Mountain Top Rd
Sold
$10,500,000
0 Mountain Top Rd, Bernardsville Boro 07924
7 Beds 9 Baths 584,140 Sq.Ft.
0 Private Lane
For Sale
$10,999,000
0 Private Lane, Bernardsville Boro 07924
6 Beds 12.5 Baths 25,444 Sq.Ft.
581 Pottersville Rd
For Sale
$9,750,000
581 Pottersville Rd, Bedminster Twp, NJ 07921
6 Beds 8 Baths 9,489,982 Sq.Ft.
211 Douglass Ave
For Sale
$7,000,000
211 Douglass Ave, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
5 Beds 7.5 Baths 958,320 Sq.Ft.
77 Spring Hollow Rd
Sold
$6,100,000
77 Spring Hollow Rd, Far Hills Boro, NJ 07931
6 Beds 9.5 Baths 10,751 Sq.Ft.
166 Liberty Corner Rd
Sold
$5,800,000
166 Liberty Corner Rd, Far Hills Boro, NJ 07931
6 Beds 10.5 Baths 16,380 Sq.Ft.
305 Country Club Rd
For Sale
$6,500,000
305 Country Club Rd, Bedminster Twp, NJ 07921
1459 Great Rd
Sold
$5,975,000
1459 Great Rd, Montgomery Twp, NJ 08558
7 Beds 8 Baths 4,835,160 Sq.Ft.
1459 Great Rd
Sold
$5,975,000
1459 Great Rd, Skillman, NJ 08558
7 Beds 8 Baths
8 Crownview Ln
Sold
$5,200,000
8 Crownview Ln, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
7 Beds 7 Baths 253,955 Sq.Ft.
3400 Rt22
For Sale
$5,000,000
3400 Rt22, Branchburg Twp 08876
110 Clark Rd
Sold
$4,725,000
110 Clark Rd, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
5 Beds 6 Baths 218,671 Sq.Ft.
55 Boulderwood Dr
Sold
$3,300,000
55 Boulderwood Dr, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
7 Beds 9.5 Baths 12,000 Sq.Ft.
191 Chambers Brook Rd
For Sale
$4,621,200
191 Chambers Brook Rd, Branchburg Twp, NJ 08876
15,370 Sq.Ft.
201 W Main St
Active Under Contract
$4,500,000
201 W Main St, Somerville Boro, NJ 08876
45,000 Sq.Ft.
8 Chapel Ln
Sold
$3,500,000
8 Chapel Ln, Mendham Boro, NJ 07945
7 Beds 9 Baths 13,303 Sq.Ft.
821 Route 202/206
Active Under Contract
$4,450,000
821 Route 202/206, Bridgewater Twp 08807
304,920 Sq.Ft.
20 Pfizer Rd
For Sale
$4,398,888
20 Pfizer Rd, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
5 Beds 6.5 Baths
258 KING GEORGE RD
For Sale
$4,000,000
258 KING GEORGE RD, Warren Twp, NJ 07059
9,999 Sq.Ft.
6 Ravinn Ln
For Sale
$4,000,000
6 Ravinn Ln, Warren Twp, NJ 07059
8 Beds 10 Baths
132 Liberty Corner Rd
For Sale
$3,999,000
132 Liberty Corner Rd, Far Hills Boro, NJ 07931
7 Beds 8.5 Baths 8,720 Sq.Ft.
1 Mill Street
For Sale
$3,990,000
1 Mill Street, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
9,909 Sq.Ft.
47 Abby Rd Pendry Natirar
For Sale
$3,950,000
47 Abby Rd Pendry Natirar, Peapack Gladstone Boro 07977
2 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,514 Sq.Ft.
475 Holland Rd
Sold
$3,225,000
475 Holland Rd, Bedminster Twp, NJ 07931
5 Beds 5.5 Baths 2,590,078 Sq.Ft.
2 County Line Rd
For Sale
$3,895,000
2 County Line Rd, Mendham Boro, NJ 07945
5 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,000 Sq.Ft.
45 Abby Rd Pendry Natirar
For Sale
$3,850,000
45 Abby Rd Pendry Natirar, Peapack Gladstone Boro 07977
2 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,242 Sq.Ft.
119 Mosle Rd
Sold
$3,600,000
119 Mosle Rd, Mendham Twp, NJ 07945
6 Beds 8 Baths 236,966 Sq.Ft.
105 Mosle Road
Active Under Contract
$3,795,000
105 Mosle Road, Mendham Twp, NJ 07931
6 Beds 6 Baths 6,483 Sq.Ft.
30 Sherwood Farm Road
Sold
$3,520,000
30 Sherwood Farm Road, Far Hills Boro, NJ 07931
6 Beds 9 Baths 9,591 Sq.Ft.
16 Tall Timber Ln
Sold
$3,689,000
16 Tall Timber Ln, Bernards Twp, NJ 07920
5 Beds 8 Baths 88,862 Sq.Ft.
815 Long Ln
Sold
$3,300,000
815 Long Ln, Bedminster Twp 07921
5 Beds 6.5 Baths 1,619,125 Sq.Ft.
1904 Lamington Rd
Active Under Contract
$3,600,000
1904 Lamington Rd, Bedminster Twp, NJ 07921
5 Beds 5.5 Baths
6 Sherwood Farm Rd
For Sale
$3,599,000
6 Sherwood Farm Rd, Far Hills Boro, NJ 07931
6 Beds 8 Baths
29 Sherwood Farm Rd
Sold
$3,400,000
29 Sherwood Farm Rd, Far Hills Boro, NJ 07931
6 Beds 6.5 Baths 397,267 Sq.Ft.
170 Post Kennel Rd
Sold
$2,760,000
170 Post Kennel Rd, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07931
5 Beds 7 Baths 10,296 Sq.Ft.
50 Colt Ln
Sold
$3,312,500
50 Colt Ln, Bedminster Twp 07934
5 Beds 8 Baths 1,469,279 Sq.Ft.
329 Mendham Rd
For Sale
$3,499,000
329 Mendham Rd, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
6 Beds 10 Baths 9,105 Sq.Ft.
500 Bernardsville Road
Sold
$3,200,000
500 Bernardsville Road, Mendham Boro, NJ 07945
6 Beds 7.5 Baths 10,245 Sq.Ft.
65 Charles Road
Sold
$3,525,000
65 Charles Road, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
6 Beds 9 Baths 9,000 Sq.Ft.
180 Post Kennel Rd
Sold
$3,300,000
180 Post Kennel Rd, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
6 Beds 5.5 Baths
23 Charlotte Hill Dr
For Sale
$3,495,000
23 Charlotte Hill Dr, Bernardsville Boro, NJ 07924
5 Beds 6 Baths
7 Tall Timber Ln
For Sale
$3,400,000
7 Tall Timber Ln, Bernards Twp, NJ 07920
6 Beds 5.5 Baths
71 Van Holten Rd
For Sale
$3,350,000
71 Van Holten Rd, Bernards Twp, NJ 07920
5 Beds 5.5 Baths
110 Woodfern Rd
For Sale
$3,300,000
110 Woodfern Rd, Branchburg Twp, NJ 08853
13,800 Sq.Ft.
140 Mountain Rd
For Sale
$3,295,000
140 Mountain Rd, Bernards Twp, NJ 07920
6 Beds 6 Baths 142,877 Sq.Ft.
2 Aleksandra Lane
Sold
$3,200,000
2 Aleksandra Lane, Bedminster Twp 07921
5 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,634 Sq.Ft.
190 KNIGHTSBRIDGE
Sold
$2,800,000
190 KNIGHTSBRIDGE, Watchung Boro, NJ 07069
7 Beds 7.5 Baths 10,000 Sq.Ft.

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