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Introduction

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Nestled in Central New Jersey, within the heart of the vast New York Metropolitan Area, Somerset County is a truly distinct section of the Northeastern U.S. It is one of the country’s oldest counties, officially established on May 22, 1688, and is steeped in the rich history of the colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Somerset County is comprised of 21 individual municipalities, spanning over an area of 305 square miles. The growth and development of this area has been on the rise for centuries, and is now standing as the home of 324,186 residents and thousands of diversified businesses. Those numbers are set to increase, with a projected 2014 population expected to reach 343,600 (a 15.5 percent increase since 2000).

Somerset County has ensured an excellent balance of urban development with natural rural areas, making it quite a unique area in this portion of New Jersey. The opportunities are endless here, with such significant features as 10,180 acres of parkland, educational resources through prominent institutions, a strong economy characterized by a low unemployment rate and high productivity standard, an assortment of cultural and educational attractions...the list can go on. So, whether just visiting or looking for a place to relocate, the people and businesses of Somerset County welcome you!

A BRIEF GLANCE AT THE COMMUNITIES OF SOMERSET COUNTY

Bedminster
www.bedminster.us
Population: 8,302
Location in County: Northern portion Land Area: 26.70 square miles
908-212-7000

Bernards
www.bernards.org
Population: 27,654
Location in County: Northeastern portion Land Area: 24.5 square miles
908-204-3014

Bernardsville
www.bernardsvilleboro.org
Population: 7,345
Location in County: Northern portion Land Area: 13.1 square miles
908-766-3000

Bound Brook
www.boundbrooknj.net
Population: 10,155
Location in County: Eastern portion Land Area: 1.7 square miles
732-356-0833

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Branchburg
www.branchburg.nj.us
Population: 14,566
Location in County: Western portion Land Area: 20.2 square miles
908-526-1300

Bridgewater
www.bridgewaternj.gov
Population: 42,940 Location in County: Central portion Land Area: 32.68 square miles
908-725-6300

Far Hills
www.farhillsboro.org
Population: 859
Location in County: Northern portion Land Area: 5.0 square miles
908-234-0611

Franklin Township
www.franklintwpnj.org
Population: 55,865
Location in County: Southeastern portion Land Area: 46.4 square miles
732-873-2500

Green Brook
www.greenbrooktwp.org
Population: 6,800
Location in County: Eastern portion Land Area: 4.7 square miles
732-968-1023

Hillsborough
www.hillsborough-nj.org
Population: 36,634
Location in County: Southwestern portion Land Area: 54.7 square miles
908-369-4313

Manville
www.manvillenj.org
Population: 10,343
Location in County: Central portion Land Area: 2.5 square miles
908-725-9478

Millstone
Population: 410
Location in County: Central portion Land Area: 0.6 square miles
908-281-6893

Montgomery
www.montgomery.nj.us
Population: 21,017
Location in County: Southern portion Land Area: 32.36 square miles
908-359-8211

North Plainfield
www.northplainfield.org
Population: 21,103
Location in County: Eastern portion Land Area: 2.90 square miles
908-769-2910

Peapack-Gladstone
www.peapack-gladstone-nj.gov
Population: 2,433
Location in County: Northern portion Land Area: 5.9 square miles
908-234-2250

Raritan
www.raritanboro.org
Population: 6,338
Location in County: Central portion Land Area: 2.02 square miles
908-231-1300

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Rocky Hill
www.rockyhill-nj.gov
Population: 692
Location in County: Southern portion Land Area: 0.64 square miles
609-924-7445

Somerville
www.somervillenj.org
Population: 12,433
Location in County: Central portion Land Area: 2.4 square miles
908-725-2300

South Bound Brook
Population: 4,492
Location in County: Eastern portion Land Area: 0.9 square miles
732-356-0258

Warren
www.warrennj.org
Population: 14,259
Location in County: Eastern portion Land Area: 19.3 square miles
908-753-8000

Watchung
www.watchungnj.com
Population: 5,613
Location in County: Eastern portion Land Area: 6.2 square miles
908-756-0080

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