Somerset County, New Jersey

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Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. In 2000, the population was 297,490. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Somerville[2].

Somerset County is the ninth-wealthiest county in the United States by per capita income and the highest in New Jersey.[3] Somerset County has the tenth-highest personal per capita income of any U.S. county and the second-highest in New Jersey.[4] The county also ranks sixth in the United States in terms of median income.[5]

Somerset County was created on May 14, 1688, from portions of Middlesex County.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 305 square miles (790 km²) of which 305 square miles (789 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.12%) is water.

The high point is on Mine Mountain in Bernardsville, at approximately 860 feet (262 m) above sea level. The lowest point is just above sea level on the Raritan River at the Middlesex County line.

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