Somerset is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,968 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Somerset is the 82nd largest community in New Jersey.
Also of interest is that Somerset has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Somerset is also a town of artists. Somerset has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Somerset’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Somerset, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.62 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Somerset is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Somerset, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Somerset, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Somerset is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.86% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Somerset in 2018 was $48,901, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,604 for a family of four. However, Somerset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Somerset is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Somerset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerset residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Somerset also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.08% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Jamaican.
Somerset also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.92%.
The most common language spoken in Somerset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.