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: 54,235
Population Density / Mile: 1,680
Median Age: 41.04
Number of Households: 20,193
Average Household Size: 2.637
Households with Children: 5,827
Median Household Income: $89,969

Population

Population: 54,235
Population Density / Mile: 1,680
Change in Population Since 2010: 30.57%
Male Population: 26,129
Female Population: 28,106
Median Age: 41.04

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 3617
5-9 years: 3590
10-14 years: 3203
15-19 years: 3197
20-24 years: 2832
25-29 years: 2963
30-34 years: 3242
35-39 years: 3686
40-44 years: 3779
45-49 years: 3645
50-54 years: 3630
55-59 years: 3571
60-64 years: 3395
65-69 years: 3121
70-74 years: 2534
75-79 years: 1812
80-84 years: 1271
85+ years: 1149

Households

Number of Households: 20,193
Average Household Size: 2.637
Households with Children: 5,827
Households without Children: 8,347
Family Households: 14,174
Non-Family Households: 837

Marital Status

Never Married: 13020
Now Married: 23757
Separated: 436
Widowed: 3078
Divorced: 3534

Income

Median Household Income: $89,969
Average Household Income: $107,294
Per Capita Income: $40,810
Average Total Household Expenditure: $52,877

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $41,811
25-44 years: $95,960
45-64 years: $108,798
Over 64 years: $57,852

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 611
$10,000-$15,000 451
$15,000-$20,000 432
$20,000-$25,000 612
$25,000-$30,000 607
$30,000-$35,000 499
$35,000-$40,000 564
$40,000-$45,000 753
$45,000-$50,000 607
$50,000-$60,000 1302
$60,000-$75,000 1793
$75,000-$100,000 2945
$100,000-$125,000 2548
$125,000-$150,000 1871
$150,000-$200,000 2826
$200,000-$250,000 991
$250,000-$500,000 426
$500,000 up 354

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: 1214
Some High School: 1516
High School Grad: 9663
Some College: 6049
Associate Degree: 2371
Bachelors Degree: 9639
Graduate Degree: 7344

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 61
Blue Collar: 39

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 108 Locations
Eating - Drinking 195 Locations
Farm - Ranch 2 Locations
Government - Public 16 Locations
Health Care Services 464 Locations
Hospitality 24 Locations
Organizations - Associations 72 Locations
Personal Services 799 Locations
Pet Services 5 Locations
Shopping 360 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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