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Wealthy suburb

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

The community was named for Gov. Francis Bernard

The latitude of Bernardsville is 40.718N. The longitude is -74.569W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 397 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,559.


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Median household income
Local
$104,162
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bernardsville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Vealtown
Wealthy Manhattanites began building posh estates here after the railroad reached Bernardsville in 1872
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, first lady
· Tommy Dorsey, band leader
· Meryl Streep, actress
· Millicent Fenwick, pipe-smoking congresswoman who served as the model for the Doonesbury character Lacey Davenport
Wildlife: Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

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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15% of Bernardsville residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bernardsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bernardsville was $69,854, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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60% of Bernardsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bernardsville include Franklin Corners Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Bernardsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $982.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,331.


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Libraries in Bernardsville include Bernardsville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bernardsville include Bernardsville News

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

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Bernardsville restaurants taking online reservations include Eccoqui, The Bernards Inn ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Bernardsville workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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