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, 2017)


Total Population 19,157
Daytime Population: Workers 12,943
Daytime Population: Residents 9,388
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,331
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 14,901
Population in Familes 11,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,256
Population Density2 131
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $45,506
Average Household Income $64,726
Per Capita Income $25,250


Total Housing Units 8,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,415 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,330 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,915 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $142,254
Average Home Value $176,755


Total Households 6,745
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,145
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 -0.15% -0.62%
Households -0.42% -0.73%
Families -0.53% -0.78%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Somerset, PA 15501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15501 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes 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 # 210 87th
Population Density # 1030 38th
Diversity Index # 298 82nd
Median Household Income # 1189 29th
Per Capita Income # 992 40th

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