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Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ&

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0.94% growth
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Median Household Income
1.28% growth
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2.52% growth
Median Property Value
0.75% growth

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The economy of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ employs 54,369 people. The economy of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is specialized in Information; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.67; 1.57; and 1.48 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,531), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (7,474), and Manufacturing (6,347), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($88,673), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,471), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($82,563).

Median household income in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is $105,758. Males in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $85,574. The income inequality of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ. In New Jersey the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of N/A. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 106,034 people, from which 89.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is composed of 50,782 White residents (47.9%), 24,131 Asian residents (22.8%), 17,638 Black residents (16.6%), 10,745 Hispanic residents (10.1%), and 2,161 Two+ residents (2.04%). The most common foreign languages in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (7,871 speakers), Chinese (3,965 speakers), and Other Asian (3,099 speakers), but compared to other places, Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ has a relative high number of Gujarati (2,591 speakers), Hindi (2,492 speakers), and Other Asian (3,099 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New Jersey awarded 102,305 degrees. The student population of New Jersey is skewed towards females, with 43,120 male students and 59,185 female students. Most students in New Jersey are White (49,915 and 48.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16,795 and 16.4%), Black or African American (13,437 and 13.1%), and Asian (7,667 and 7.49%). The largest universities in New Jersey by number of graduates are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (11,798 and 11.5%), Montclair State University (4,872 and 4.76%), and Rowan University (3,428 and 3.35%). The most popular majors in New Jersey are General Psychology (3,680 and 3.6%), General Business Administration & Management (3,304 and 3.23%), and Registered Nursing (2,120 and 2.07%). The median tuition costs in New Jersey are $37,100 for private four year colleges, and $11,124 and $22,301 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is $378,200, which is 1.84 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $375,400 to $378,200, a 0.75% increase. The homeownership rate of Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 32.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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