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Somerset County is one of 21 counties in New Jersey.

The county is in the New York metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 316,750. This was an increase of  6.47% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$76,933
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somerset County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Somerset County was $55,057. This was an increase of 20.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 178% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Somerville
Census 2000 highlights: Fastest-growing county in the state during the 1990s (23.8%); led the state in per-capita income ($49,594 in 1998)

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12% of Somerset County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somerset County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Somerset County include Bound Brook Cemetery, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Flagtown Cemetery, Harlingen Reform Cemetery, Hofheimer Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery, Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Millstone Cemetery, Neshanic Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Somerset County include Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Belle Mead, Bernards, Bernardsville, Blawenburg, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Bridgewater, East Millstone ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Somerset County include Raritan Valley Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Somerset County include Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bound Brook Borough, Branchburg Township, Bridgewater-Raritan Regio, Franklin CS, Franklin Township, Green Brook Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville Borough ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Somerset County include Bedminster-Far Hills, Bernards Township Library, Bernardsville Public Library, Bound Brook Memorial Library, Franklin Branch Library-Eastern Dist, Franklin Twp Public Library/Somerset, Hillsborough Branch Library, Manville Public Library, Mary Jacobs Branch Library, North Plainfield Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Somerset County include Bernardsville News, Courier News, Hillsborough Beacon, Manville News, Somerset Reporter ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Hotels in Somerset County include Basking Ridge Courtyard by Marriott, Candlewood Suites, Clarion Suites Somerset, Days Inn Conference Center, Executive Days Inn, Hilton Garden Inn Bridgewater, Holiday Inn Somerset, Homewood Suites, Howard Johnson, Inn at Somerset Hills ... More hotels

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