Somerset, PA 15501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 15501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Somerset, PA 15501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,005
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,387
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 558
  • County: Somerset County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.012, Longitude -79.125
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 15501 has segments in 2 Counties (Somerset, Westmoreland).

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Somerset, PA 15501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,446
Population in Households 15,171
Population in Familes 11,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,275
Population Density1 132
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 6,892
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 4,238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,518 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,374 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,816 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $136,359
Average Home Value $168,963


Median Household Income $42,980
Average Household Income $59,786
Per Capita Income $23,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.37%
Households -0.26% -0.37%
Families -0.38% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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 15501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15501 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes 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 # 205 88th
Population Density1 # 1042 38th
Diversity Index2 # 289 83rd
Median Household Income # 1211 28th
Per Capita Income # 1092 35th

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