Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ

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2022 Population
113,628
0.923% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.4
1.47% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.18%
2.61% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$128,884
9.43% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$469,500
11.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ had a population of 114k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $128,884. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew from 112,589 to 113,628, a 0.923% increase and its median household income grew from $117,776 to $128,884, a 9.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (26.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.7%), Other (Hispanic) (4.2%), and White (Hispanic) (3.97%).

37.4% of the households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.7% of the residents in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are American Institute-Somerset (147 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was $469,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.2%.

Most people in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 114k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 30.6% of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (34.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.9k people) in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 19k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (10,088 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,918 households), and Gujarati (4,475 households).

Citizenship

87.7%
2022 Citizenship
88.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.7% of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was 88.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.9k ± 1.71k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    29.7k ± 1.36k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19k ± 1.26k
12.6%
Hispanic Population
14.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.9k people) in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 19k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.6% of the people in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (14.3k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

30.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
34.8k people
30%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
33.8k people

As of 2022, 30.6% of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ residents (34.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was 30%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    10,088 households (9.35%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    4,918 households (4.56%)
  3. Gujarati
    4,475 households (4.15%)

37.4% of the households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 9.35% of the households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    927 ± 238
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    651 ± 225
  3. Korea
    221 ± 99

Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ employs 57.5k people. The largest industries in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (3,496 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,482 people), and Computer Systems Design (3,203 people), and the highest paying industries are Other professional, scientific & technical services ($228,867), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($200,098), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($200,024).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
25,911
Women
47.3%
28,819
Men
52.7%

The workforce of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 54,730 people, with 47.3% woman, and 52.7% men.

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Occupations

57.5k
2022 Value
1.37%
1 Year growth
± 1.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 56.7k employees to 57.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, are Other managers (3,335 people), Software developers (1,894 people), and Registered nurses (1,248 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57.5k
2022 Value
1.37%
1 Year growth
± 1.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 56.7k employees to 57.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (3,496 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,482 people), and Computer Systems Design (3,203 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$87,259
Median earning men ± $5,611
$60,288
Median earning women ± $5,612

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($126,126), Information ($119,260), and Public Administration ($114,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($113,971), Public Administration ($102,641), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,164).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ awarded 147 degrees. The student population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 28 male students and 294 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (55 and 37.4%), followed by Black or African American (51 and 34.7%), White (28 and 19%), and Unknown (9 and 6.12%).

The largest universities in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are American Institute-Somerset (147 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are Medical Assistant (87 and 59.2%), Massage Therapy (24 and 16.3%), and Dental Assisting (22 and 15%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.805% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.836% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (26.2k), Graduate Degree (24.9k), and High School or Equivalent (15.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was $469,500 in 2022, which is 1.67 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $420,400 to $469,500, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is 74.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 34.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is $128,884. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

Property

$469,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,245
$31,022
Median Property Taxes
±$1,160

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.2%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.2% of the housing units in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$128,884
Median Household Income
± $5,747
41.8k
Number of Households
± 1,595

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.8k households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew to $128,884 from the previous year's value of $117,776.

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Wage Distribution

0.473
2022 Wage GINI in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0547% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (19.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.19%)

In 2022, 65.9% of workers in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (19.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.19%).

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Commute Time

34.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (34.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.29% of the workforce in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ (5.84k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is Asian, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.1% of the population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 64.6% on employee plans, 7.27% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.224% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.91%
Uninsured
64.6%
Employer Coverage
7.27%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.224%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ grew by 0.621% from 4.88% to 4.91%.

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