Somerset, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerset, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Somerset had a population of 6,014 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerset: Brunerstown, Summerset.

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Somerset, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,014
Daytime Population: Workers 5,010
Daytime Population: Residents 3,381
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,391
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 5,837
Population in Familes 4,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density2 2,204
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $39,809
Average Household Income $55,581
Per Capita Income $26,573


Total Housing Units 3,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,278 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,562 (48.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $132,173
Average Home Value $163,224


Total Households 2,840
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 1,487
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.59% -0.86%
Households -0.58% -0.84%
Families -0.75% -0.93%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2017 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 # 198 89th
Population Density # 634 64th
Diversity Index # 971 45th
Median Household Income # 1471 17th
Per Capita Income # 842 52nd

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