Somerville, NJ
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Somerville is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,202 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Somerville is the 166th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Somerville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Somerville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somerville is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerville who work in office and administrative support (12.95%), sales jobs (10.14%), and management occupations (9.02%).

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.

The population of Somerville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.97% of adults in Somerville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Somerville in 2010 was $33,185, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,740 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 22.96% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Somerville include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

Somerville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.64%.

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