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Somerville, NJ
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Somerville profile


Living in Somerville



Somerville is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,712 people and six associated neighborhoods, Somerville is the 156th largest community in New Jersey.

Also of interest is that Somerville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.09% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Somerville, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the borough.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Somerville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Somerville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.79% 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 Somerville in 2022 was $51,250, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $205,000 for a family of four. However, Somerville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Somerville is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Somerville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Somerville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.60% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Somerville include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Somerville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.22%.

The most common language spoken in Somerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.