Somerset, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Somerset, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Somerset had a population of 5,917 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerset: Brunerstown, Summerset.

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Somerset, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,917
Population in Households 5,740
Population in Familes 4,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density2 2,169
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $38,776
Average Household Income $55,945
Per Capita Income $26,739


Total Housing Units 3,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,464 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,329 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 425 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $133,727
Average Home Value $163,320


Total Households 2,793
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 1,452
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.71% -0.85%
Households -0.71% -0.83%
Families -0.94% -0.97%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 2018 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 # 208 88th
Population Density # 636 64th
Diversity Index # 928 47th
Median Household Income # 1545 12th
Per Capita Income # 893 49th

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