Somerset, Colorado

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Population in July 2007: 522.
Males: 285  (54.7%)
Females: 237  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Colorado median age:  34.3 years

Zip code: 81623

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,750 (it was $36,964 in 2000)
Somerset:

$52,750
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,320 (it was $27,070 in 2000)

Somerset CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $364,064 (it was $195,000 in 2000)
Somerset:

$364,064
CO:

$240,500
  • Races in Somerset, CO (2000)

    Somerset races chart
    • 45793.6%White alone
    • 204.1%Hispanic
    • 40.8%American Indian alone
    • 40.8%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Somerset detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Somerset: 108.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6042 feet

Land area: 673.5 square miles.

Population density: 0.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Somerset, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset CCD:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Somerset CCD:  0.4% ($725)
Colorado:  0.7% ($1,132)
Somerset satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (129.0 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (129.8 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (460.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Marble, CO (3.1 miles) , Redstone, CO (3.8 miles) , Paonia, CO (4.1 miles ), Crested Butte, CO (4.5 miles ), Mount Crested Butte, CO (4.5 miles ), Hotchkiss, CO (5.0 miles ), Crawford, CO (5.0 miles ), Snowmass Village, CO (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.98 N, Longitude: 107.32 W

Area code: 970

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Leather and allied products (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Leather and allied products (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Media and communication equipment workers (13%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Work and jobs in Somerset: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Somerset, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Somerset-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 196% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 486.2 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 551.0 miles away from Somerset center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 342.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.4 miles away from Somerset center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gunnison County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Landslides: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Somerset:

  • BETHESDA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PAONIA, CO)
  • PAONIA CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PAONIA, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 38 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 40 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 66 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 122 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 125 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 128 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 130 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)

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Notable locations in Somerset: Davenport Ranch (A), Navajo Cabin (B), Little Robinson Cow Camp (C), Lost Lake Campground (D), Slide Down (E), Hawks Nest Ranch (F), Lands End Overlook Picnic Ground (G), Upper Cow Camp (H), Minnesota Cow Camp (I), McClure Campground (J), Lake Irwin Campground (K), Cockroft Cow Camp (L), Lily Lake Forest Service Facility (M), Snowshoe Cow Camp (N), Olson Place (O), Tolan Place (P), Brown Cow Camp (Q), Hotchkiss Sheep Camp (R), Jacobs Ranch (S), Bogan Flats Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Somerset: Marble Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Marble Cemetery (1), Somerset Cemetery (2), Irwin Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Flogus Pond (A), Floating Lake (B), Island Lake (C), Lizard Lake (D), Lily Lake (E), Yule Lakes (F), Little Gem Lake (G), Snowfield Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Fork Crystal River (A), South Fork Crystal River (B), Raspberry Creek (C), Yule Creek (D), Milton Creek (E), Carbonate Creek (F), Slate Creek (G), Williams Creek (H), Dugout Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Somerset include: Paonia Reservoir State Recreation Area (1), Marble Mill Site Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bar ZX Ranch & Lodge (Tours & Charters; 15700 County Road 77) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Gunnison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 35.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

35.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 6.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.36
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.4%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.1%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

4.1%
13 people in college/university student housing in 2010
5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Colorado average:

11.8

Somerset travel time to work - commute Somerset mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Somerset:

(Somerset, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Somerset CCD (based on Gunnison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1572
Evangelical Protestant1,12112
Mainline Protestant4914
Other3263
None9,229-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Gunnison County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gunnison County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Gunnison County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

30.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

3.7%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Gunnison County:

15.2%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.7%
State:

9.6%

9.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.38%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Denver County, CO  0.60% ($32,879 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.38% ($15,286)
from Boulder County, CO  0.31% ($26,824)


10.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.58%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  0.50% ($32,357 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.41% ($48,391)
to Boulder County, CO  0.39% ($100,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:

  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPVW (107.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi E (Lat: 38.929167 Lon: -107.446167), Type: Building, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPPH316
    Assigned Frequencies: 913.000 MHz, 918.150 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2014, Expiration Date: 12/22/2024, Certifier: Robert TurnerRegistrant: Dorsey & Whitney, L.L.P., 50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 492-6185, Fax: (612) 545-4183, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • West Elk Coal Co 3 Mi E On Co Hwy 133 (Lat: 38.926667 Lon: -107.447556), Call Sign: KNHA311, Licensee ID: L00160062
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHzGrant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 12/16/2022, Certifier: Robert P TurnerRegistrant: Mountain Coal Co LLC
  • Oxbow Coal Loadout N Of Hwy 133 (Lat: 38.930278 Lon: -107.462278), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPRT935
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.490 MHz, 161.550 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/2016, Expiration Date: 01/26/2026, Certifier: L J KopiaszRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:
  • MP 92.0 NORTH FORK S, Mp 92.0, 1.0 Mi Sw Of Somerset (Lat: 38.923889 Lon: -107.484722), Type: Mast, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPWF417
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.550 MHz, 161.565 MHzGrant Date: 10/25/2012, Expiration Date: 11/04/2022, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2013, Certifier: Larry J KopiaszRegistrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-6090, Fax: (402) 233-2025, Email:
  • Lat: 38.963250 Lon: -107.310833, Call Sign: WQHN881
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.887 MHz, 463.637 MHz, 464.612 MHzGrant Date: 09/24/2007, Expiration Date: 09/24/2017, Certifier: William KochRegistrant: Washington Radio Reportsots, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • MP 91.8, Mp 91.8 (Lat: 38.921722 Lon: -107.488194), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQPX438
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.550 MHz, 161.565 MHzGrant Date: 09/10/2012, Expiration Date: 09/10/2022, Certifier: Thomas J McgovernRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0SNG, Grant Date: 05/10/1995, Expiration Date: 05/10/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2007, Registrant: Robert D Smith, 27862 Co Rd 12, Somerset, CO 81434-9601
  • Call Sign: N0MVA, Licensee ID: L00276953, Grant Date: 05/20/1999, Expiration Date: 11/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2000, Registrant: Scott Mc Intire, Somerset, CO 81434-0555
  • Call Sign: N0WLI, Licensee ID: L00281381, Grant Date: 04/27/1993, Expiration Date: 04/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/23/2000, Registrant: Kathryn S Mc Intire, Somerset, CO 81434

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: EUROCOPTER EC 130 B4 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: TURBOMECA ARRIEL 2B1 (747 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 974BR , Serial Number: 4672, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/2009
    Registrant (Corporation): Jayhawk Inc, 30682 County Road 12, Somerset, CO 81434

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Coal or coke (8%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Somerset compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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