Somerset County is located in north-central New Jersey. The County Seat is Somerville and the largest city is Franklin Township. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 332,568 and the 2010 census population was 323,441. The land area is 301.81 square miles and there are 1071.7 persons per square mile.
72% of the population is White, 9.8% is Black or African American, 13.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 93.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 51.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $398,800, there are 115,531 households, an average of 2.79 persons per household. The per capita income is $47,803, the median household income is $99,020, and 5% of the persons in Somerset County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 32,225. Retail sales (in $1000) were $5,755,996, and sales per capita were $17,946. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.5%.
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