Somerset County PA Information

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Somerset County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Somerset County PA Housing Affordability Index is 187
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Somerset County PA Wealth Index is 60
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 75,165
Population in Households 70,243
Population in Familes 57,223
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,922
Population Density 70
Diversity Index1 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,191
Average Household Income $59,895
Per Capita Income $24,196
Wealth Index3 60

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 38,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,668 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,586 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,859 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $120,645
Housing Affordability Index2 187
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 30,254
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 20,166
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.36% -0.57%
Households -0.29% -0.48%
Families -0.45% -0.58%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

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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, 2019 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 Density # 48 30th
Diversity Index # 44 36th
Median Household Income # 44 36th
Per Capita Income # 58 15th

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