Somerset(08873), NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

Franklin, known as the "Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World," is located over a rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of them fluorescent and 25 of which are found no where else on earth. Settled in the 1600s, the village known as Franklin Furnace developed near iron mines and iron smelting operations located along the Wallkill River. In the early 1800s, zinc deposits in the area began to be developed commercially. For most of the century many small companies mined zinc and iron in the Franklin area. In 1897 all zinc mining efforts merged into the New Jersey Zinc Company. The Zinc company was a major controlling factor in the development of Franklin. Immigrants from Russia, Britain, Hungary and Poland joined the work force at the mine. The population, 500 in 1897, had swelled to 3,000 by 1913. On March 18, 1913, the Borough of Franklin was incorporated from portions of Hardyston Township.

General Information

Town Name: Somerset(08873)
City Hall: Town Hall
Address: 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, FRANKLIN NJ 08873
Phone Number: 732-873-2500
Land Area: 4.5 square miles
Distance to NYC: 45 miles
Town Website: http://www.franklintwpnj.org
Library Website: http://www.franklintwp.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 54,829
Population Density / Mile: 1,698
Median Age: 41.4
Number of Households: 20,450
Average Household Size: 2.633
Households with Children: 5,659
Median Household Income: $89,228

Population

Population: 54,829
Population Density / Mile: 1,698
Change in Population Since 2010: 32%
Male Population: 26,403
Female Population: 28,426
Median Age: 41.4

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 3589
5-9 years: 3660
10-14 years: 3262
15-19 years: 3260
20-24 years: 2838
25-29 years: 2968
30-34 years: 3155
35-39 years: 3617
40-44 years: 3818
45-49 years: 3677
50-54 years: 3624
55-59 years: 3613
60-64 years: 3445
65-69 years: 3185
70-74 years: 2680
75-79 years: 1927
80-84 years: 1333
85+ years: 1180

Households

Number of Households: 20,450
Average Household Size: 2.633
Households with Children: 5,659
Households without Children: 8,422
Family Households: 14,081
Non-Family Households: 1,117

Marital Status

Never Married: 14042
Now Married: 23086
Separated: 545
Widowed: 3078
Divorced: 3567

Income

Median Household Income: $89,228
Average Household Income: $107,736
Per Capita Income: $41,043
Average Total Household Expenditure: $52,849

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $17,452
25-44 years: $102,795
45-64 years: $104,090
Over 64 years: $55,382

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 778
$10,000-$15,000 480
$15,000-$20,000 523
$20,000-$25,000 733
$25,000-$30,000 596
$30,000-$35,000 503
$35,000-$40,000 538
$40,000-$45,000 763
$45,000-$50,000 642
$50,000-$60,000 1204
$60,000-$75,000 1636
$75,000-$100,000 3012
$100,000-$125,000 2408
$125,000-$150,000 1926
$150,000-$200,000 2843
$200,000-$250,000 1044
$250,000-$500,000 447
$500,000 up 371

Education

Educational Climate Index: 4

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Level of Education

No High School: 1361
Some High School: 1496
High School Grad: 8982
Some College: 5925
Associate Degree: 2612
Bachelors Degree: 10082
Graduate Degree: 7764

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 62
Blue Collar: 38

Geography

Annual Precipitation: 48.27
Average January Low Temperature: 21.1
Average January High Temperature: 38.2
Average July Low Temperature: 64.2
Average July High Temperature: 85.4

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 105
Lead 57
Nitrogen Oxide 118
Ozone 96
Particulate Matter 102
Air Pollution 96

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 38 Locations
Automotive Services 55 Locations
Banks - Financial 105 Locations
Eating - Drinking 195 Locations
Farm - Ranch 2 Locations
Government - Public 17 Locations
Health Care Services 471 Locations
Hospitality 26 Locations
Organizations - Associations 72 Locations
Personal Services 826 Locations
Pet Services 5 Locations
Shopping 359 Locations
Travel 28 Locations

Schools

Conerly Road Elementary
Elizabeth Ave Elementary
Franklin Middle School Elementary
Franklin Park Elementary
Franklin Twp High Secondary
Hillcrest Elementary
Macafee Elementary
Pine Grove Manor Elementary
Sampson G. Smith School Elementary

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