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Somerset is in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of Somerset is 40.497N. The longitude is -74.488W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 23,040.


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Median household income
Local
$65,831
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somerset demographic reports
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Somerset attractions: Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 108

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08873 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Somerset residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somerset ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somerset was $26,798, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

37% of Somerset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Somerset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $832.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,529.


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Libraries in Somerset include Franklin Twp Public Library/Somerset ... View libraries

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Politics

Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerset political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Somerset workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Somerset include Candlewood Suites, Clarion Suites Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset, Homewood Suites, Korman Communities Somerset, Quality Inn, Ramada Inn Somerset, Somerset Courtyard by Marriott, Somerset Residence Inn, Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn.

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