Somerset County PA Information


Somerset County Subdivisions

Somerset County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 76,774
Population in Households 71,829
Population in Familes 58,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,945
Population Density1 72
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 30,810
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 20,672
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,043 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,767 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,303 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $108,620
Average Home Value $142,981


Median Household Income $43,371
Average Household Income $56,003
Per Capita Income $23,187
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.38%
Households -0.14% -0.3%
Families -0.27% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Somerset County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 46th
Population Density1 # 49 28th
Diversity Index2 # 46 33rd
Median Household Income # 52 24th
Per Capita Income # 55 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.