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Somerville is a borough in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Somerville is 40.574N. The longitude is -74.61W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,391.


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Median household income
Local
$51,237
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somerville demographic reports
Somerville is on the Raritan River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 30. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Doris Duke, heiress
· Lee Van Cleef, actor
Local festivals include:
  • Somerville Street Fair - June 3, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Somerville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Somerville attractions: Duke Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Wallace House, U.S Bicycling Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Raritan Valley Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerville 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 08807 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somerville was $23,310, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Somerville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Somerville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $743.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.


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Libraries in Somerville include Somerville Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Somerville include Somerset Reporter

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Somerville workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Somerville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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