Somerset, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerset, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Somerset had a population of 6,031 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Somerset is located at latitude 40.005 and longitude -79.0779 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Somerset (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,178 feet.

The Borough of Somerset (GNIS ID: 1215598) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Somerset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerset: Brunerstown, Summerset.

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


Total Population 6,031
Population in Households 5,853
Population in Familes 4,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 178
Population Density1 2,210
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,853
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,281 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,572 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $130,271
Average Home Value $163,544


Median Household Income $37,525
Average Household Income $51,745
Per Capita Income $24,805
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.64% -0.64%
Households -0.6% -0.57%
Families -0.81% -0.69%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 200 89th
Population Density1 # 635 64th
Diversity Index2 # 966 46th
Median Household Income # 1501 15th
Per Capita Income # 895 49th

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