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Somerset County, New Jersey

US county information
NameSomerset County
StateNew Jersey
SeatSomerville
Largest cityFranklin Township
US Area
Total Area305 sq mi (790 km2)
Land Area305 sq mi (790 km2)
Population323444 (2010)
Density409/km2 (1059.3/sq mi)
FoundedMay 14, 1688

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Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. In 2010, the population was 323,444. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Somerville .

Somerset County is the ninth-wealthiest county in the United States by per capita income and the highest in New Jersey. Somerset County has the tenth-highest personal per capita income of any U.S. county and the second-highest in New Jersey. The county also ranks sixth in the United States in terms of median income.

Somerset County was created on May 14, 1688, from portions of Middlesex County.


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