Facts About Somerville, New Jersey
Somerville is a borough in and the county seat of Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 12,098, reflecting a decline of 325 (-2.6%) from the 12,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 791 (+6.8%) from the 11,632 counted in the 1990 Census. Somerville was originally formed as a town on March 25, 1863, within a portion of Bridgewater Township. Somerville was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 16, 1909, based on the results of a referendum held on May 4, 1909, at which point it was fully set off from Bridgewater Township. It is home of the oldest competitive bicycle race in the United States. The borough is named for Somerset in England.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.362 square miles (6.118 km²), including 2.331 square miles (6.038 km²) of land and 0.031 square miles (0.080 km²) of water (1.31%). The borough's territory is flat land. Somerville borders the Raritan River to the south.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 12,098 people, 4,591 households, and 2,778 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,189.5 per square mile (2,003.7/km²). There were 4,951 housing units at an average density of 2,123.8 per square mile (820.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 65.64% (7,941) White, 12.15% (1,470) Black or African American, 0.34% (41) Native American, 11.37% (1,375) Asian, 0.07% (9) Pacific Islander, 6.34% (767) from other races, and 4.09% (495) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.75% (2,873) of the population.
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