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Population in 2012: 11,320 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 

Males: 5,281  (46.7%)
Females: 6,039  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 42501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,064 (it was $22,362 in 2000)
Somerset:

$26,064
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,395

Somerset city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,398 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Somerset:

$105,398
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,480; Detached houses: $125,620; Townhouses or other attached units: $136,813; In 2-unit structures: $124,300; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,493; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,713; Mobile homes: $25,975; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $443,015

Median gross rent in 2012: $515.

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  • White alone - 10,407 (92.5%)
  • Black alone - 340 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 260 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 132 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 45 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 50 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Somerset: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (32.9%), English (15.2%), Irish (12.6%), German (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/16/1883

Land area: 11.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,004 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset city:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

173 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, Kentucky as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Somerset to the number of sex offenders is 708 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $814 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $725 (0.7%)

Somerset satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (65.8 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (367.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ferguson, KY (1.1 miles ), Burnside, KY (2.5 miles ), Science Hill, KY (2.6 miles ), Nancy, KY (3.2 miles) , Mount Victory, KY (3.2 miles) , Shopville, KY (3.5 miles) , Eubank, KY (3.7 miles ), Mill Springs, KY (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2004: 70 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $436,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $58,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.08 N, Longitude: 84.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,359 (+100.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,029 (65.6%)

Area code: 606

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Crime rates in Somerset by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 001001010
per 100,000 0.00.08.20.00.08.00.08.90.0
Rapes 345628869
per 100,000 25.333.240.948.616.163.665.253.279.5
Robberies 8181581213201215
per 100,000 67.4149.4122.664.896.5103.4163.1106.4132.5
Assaults 1425201311165712
per 100,000 118.0207.5163.5105.388.4127.340.862.1106.0
Burglaries 1061178589947111211486
per 100,000 893.3970.9695.0721.0755.7564.8913.11011.3759.4
Thefts 590515358468562438558572517
per 100,000 4972.24273.52927.03791.34518.43484.54549.25074.14565.1
Auto thefts 39338151913161218
per 100,000 328.7273.865.4121.5152.8103.4130.4106.4158.9
Arson N/A400N/A3115
per 100,000 N/A33.20.00.0N/A23.98.28.944.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 314.0333.6258.4260.0272.6277.2326.3345.4332.9

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Crime rate in Somerset detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 41 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Kentucky average:

1.88

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Somerset, Kentucky accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +249 (+2.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Somerset city center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 13.8 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 113 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerset-area historical earthquake activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from Somerset center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from Somerset center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Edwin P. Morrow - Politician, John Sherman Cooper - Politician, Bud Foster - Football player and coach, Jack I. Gregory - General, Red Roberts (American football) - Football coach, Tommy Lee Wallace - Film director, Josh Anderson (baseball) - Baseball player, John K. Stargel - Politician, Monte Montague - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Somerset:

  • FMC - SOMERSET (Dialysis Facility, 119 TRADE PARK DRIVE)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1406 SOUTH HIGHWAY 27, SUITE B)
  • LIFELINE HEALTH CARE OF PULASKI (Home Health Center, 600 1/2 CLIFTY STREET, SUITES 2 AND 3)
  • HOSPICE OF LAKE CUMBERLAND (Hospital, 100 PARKWAY DRIVE)
  • LAKE CUMBERLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 305 LANGDON STREET)
  • OAKWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER (Hospital, 2441 SOUTH HIGHWAY 27)
  • CUMBERLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 200 NORFLEET DRIVE)
  • SOMERSET NURSING AND REHABILITATION FACILITY (Nursing Home, 106 GOVER STREET)

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College/University in Somerset:

  • Somerset Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,009; Location: 808 Monticello Street; Public; Website: www.somerset.kctcs.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Somerset:

  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 39 miles; Columbia, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,222)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 49 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 12,354)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 64 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 66 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 6,449)
  • National College-Lexington (about 67 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 2,647)
  • University of Kentucky (about 67 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,273)
  • Kentucky State University (about 79 miles; Frankfort, KY; FT enrollment: 2,204)

Public high schools in Somerset:

Private high schools in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 815 GRANDE CENTRAL BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SALINE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 58; Location: 2685 W HWY 80; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Somerset:

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Library in Somerset:

  • PULASKI COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,163,329; Location: 304 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 95,462 books; 1,996 e-books; 6,002 audio materials; 6,601 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 241 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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  • CITY OF SOMERSET WEB PAGE. CITYOFSOMERSET.COM
  • Nancy is also a city conected with Somerset, it also has it's own elementary school, Nancy Elementary. It is off of the western part of somerset.

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Notable locations in Somerset: Somerset Golf Course (A), Somerset Fire Department Substation (B), Somerset Fire Department (C), Oakwood Training Center (D), Somerset - Pulaski County Rescue Squad South Station (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemetery: Mount Olive Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Allen Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Millsprings Battlefield Association (Historical Places & Services; 451 Clifty Road), Finley's Fun Center - Party Central (Amusement & Theme Parks; 75 Commercial Drive), Little Roni's (Amusement & Theme Parks; 75 Commercial Drive), Finley's Fun Center - FFC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 75 Commercial Drive), Travel By Design (Tours & Charters; 41 Jordan's Way).

Hotels: Country Inn-Suites Somerset (515 N Highway 27), Super 8 Motel (601 South Highway 27), Budget Inn (1564 South Highway 27), Hillcrest Motel (1475 West Highway 80), Landmark Inn (1201 South Highway 27), Knights Inn (1532 South Highway 27), Travel By Design (41 Jordan's Way), Somerset Lodge (1532 South Hwy 27), Days Inn of Somerset (125 North Highway 27).

Courts: Juvenile Justice (67 Eagle Creek Drive), Pulaski County - County Court Clerk (Courthouse), Kentucky Commonwealth - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Court Designated Wo (Courthouse), Kentucky Commonwealth - District Court Judges (Courthouse).

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

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 19.7. This is better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.7
U.S.:

24.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerset and their reported violations in the past:

SOMERSET WATER SERVICE (Population served: 28370, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 0.3 NTU - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2004), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2004)
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 1 NTU - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2004), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2002), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2002), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2002)
  • 15 regular monitoring violations
WESTERN PULASKI CO WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 24978, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-05-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1997 and JUN-02-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-24-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1993 and JUL-06-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-1994), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
SOUTHEASTERN WATER ASSOC/NELSON VALLEY (Population served: 17863, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1995 and JUN-04-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and AUG-19-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-1994), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
SOUTHEASTERN WATER ASSOC/TATEVILLE (Population served: 4531, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1995 and JUN-11-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and AUG-19-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-1994), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
  • One minor monitoring violation
SCIENCE HILL WATER WORKS (Population served: 4336, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and JUL-25-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-1994), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-1994), St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
  • One minor monitoring violation
GRAND VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK (Serves MI, Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2003), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2003), St Boil Water Order (JUL-21-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2003)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1997), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-1997), St Public Notif received (FEB-13-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-1997)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.5%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.0%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Somerset, KY

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2010:

  • 428 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 227 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 163 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2000:

  • 415 people in nursing homes
  • 397 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 155 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Somerset compared to Kentucky state average:

Somerset, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Somerset (2011 data):

  • The Citizens National Bank of Somerset: The Citizens National Bank Of Somers, Citizens 27 Branch, Somerset Mall Branch, Waitsboro Branch, Coffman Building Branch, Plaza Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $329.4 mil, Deposits: $267.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • First & Farmers National Bank, Inc.: Somerset Plaza Branch, Somerset North Main Street Branch, Grand Central Branch, at 100 Public Square. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $471.0 mil, Deposits: $396.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Albany Bancorp, Inc.
  • Cumberland Security Bank, Inc.: at 107 South Main Street, South Branch, Somerset Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $157.9 mil, Deposits: $124.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Commerce Bancorp, Inc.
  • FORCHT BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Somerset - Clifty Branch, Somerset - Main, Somerset - Waitsboro. Info updated 2008/01/08: Bank assets: $992.1 mil, Deposits: $796.4 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Forcht Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Somerset Main Branch, Highway 27 Branch, Langdon Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The Monticello Banking Company: Somerset North Branch at 475 East Highway 80, branch established on 1999/05/17; Somerset South Branch at 3653 South Highway 27, branch established on 2004/11/10. Info updated 2010/11/02: Bank assets: $591.7 mil, Deposits: $535.7 mil, headquarters in Monticello, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Monticello Bankshares, Inc.
  • First Southern National Bank: Somerset Branch at 15 North Highway 27, branch established on 1883/03/03; Lincoln/Pulaski Courier Ser. Branch at 15 North Highway 27, branch established on 1997/08/04. Info updated 2011/04/18: Bank assets: $675.9 mil, Deposits: $573.0 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Somerset North Branch at 239 North Highway 27, branch established on 1997/07/21; Somerset South Branch at 3809 South Highway 27, branch established on 1995/01/05. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust Company: Somerset Lodge Branch at 1520 S Hwy 27, branch established on 2002/07/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $407.2 mil, Deposits: $333.8 mil, headquarters in East Bernstadt, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Cumberland Valley Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, Kentucky:

  • Carey's Corner Motel, W Hwy 80, Somerset, KY 42501 , Phone: (606) 636-6855
  • Holiday Inn, 606 S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY 42501 , Phone: (606) 678-8115
  • Parkway Inn, 101 Hwy 27 N, Somerset, KY 42501 , Phone: (606) 678-2052
  • Knights Inn, 1532 S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY 42501 , Phone: (606) 678-4195, Fax: (606) 679-3299
  • Comfort Inn, 82 Jolin Dr, Somerset, KY 42503 , Phone: (606) 677-1500, Fax: (606) 677-0709
  • America's Best Value Inn, 125 N Hwy 27, Somerset, KY 42501 , Phone: (606) 678-2052, Fax: (606) 678-8477
  • Super 8 Motel, 601 S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY 42501 , Phone: (606) 679-9279, Fax: (606) 679-9281
  • Hampton Inn, 4141 S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY 42501 , Phone: (606) 676-8855, Fax: (606) 676-0999
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Somerset travel time to work - commute


Somerset mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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



Religion statistics for Somerset city (based on Pulaski County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.38%
Here69.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentCatholic Church
Adherents58.7%12.5%6.1%5.1%2.6%
Congregations41.9%10.3%9.7%0.6%0.6%
NameChurches of ChristChurch of the NazareneChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.5%2.5%2.3%2.2%5.6%
Congregations10.3%4.5%4.5%1.3%16.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Pulaski County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Pulaski County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Pulaski County:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

29.8%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

15.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$26,689$35,5850$0
Other Government Administration 3$8,805$35,2200$0
Judicial and Legal 1$5,536$66,4320$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$109,883$36,6280$0
Police - Other 4$8,508$25,5244$3,322
Firefighters 29$90,316$37,3720$0
Streets and Highways 11$28,660$31,2650$0
Health 32$87,163$32,68614$23,806
Solid Waste Management 14$34,214$29,3260$0
Sewerage 17$47,182$33,3050$0
Parks and Recreation 7$16,099$27,59811$6,843
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$41,314$30,9862$1,010
Water Supply 20$52,546$31,5280$0
Gas Supply 14$39,524$33,8780$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,501$33,0060$0
Totals for Government 215$601,940$33,59731$34,981

Somerset government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $788,000 ($69.61)
    Sewerage: $255,000 ($22.53)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($3.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($0.80)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($0.53)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $20,125,000 ($1777.83)
    Central Staff Services: $5,820,000 ($514.13)
    Health - Other: $2,877,000 ($254.15)
    Water Utilities: $2,659,000 ($234.89)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,380,000 ($210.25)
    Police Protection: $2,337,000 ($206.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,997,000 ($176.41)
    Sewerage: $1,781,000 ($157.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,706,000 ($150.71)
    Regular Highways: $651,000 ($57.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $493,000 ($43.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,172,000 ($103.53)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Housing and Community Development: $35,000 ($3.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $9,329,000 ($824.12)
    Water Utilities: $1,720,000 ($151.94)
    Gas Utilities: $543,000 ($47.97)
    Sewerage: $523,000 ($46.20)
    Central Staff Services: $437,000 ($38.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $215,000 ($18.99)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($11.75)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($1.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,739,000 ($683.66)

Somerset government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,186,000 ($193.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,051,000 ($181.18)
    All Other: $1,885,000 ($166.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $581,000 ($51.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $137,000 ($12.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,474,000 ($130.21)
    All Other: $1,218,000 ($107.60)
    Sewerage: $243,000 ($21.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,136,000 ($100.35)
    General Local Government Support: $49,000 ($4.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $641,000 ($56.63)
    Sale of Property: $229,000 ($20.23)
    General Revenue, NEC: $43,000 ($3.80)
    Rents: $11,000 ($0.97)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $20,233,000 ($1787.37)
    Water Utilities: $8,479,000 ($749.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $788,000 ($69.61)
    All Other: $326,000 ($28.80)
    Highways: $208,000 ($18.37)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($1.06)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,919,000 ($169.52)
    Property: $1,840,000 ($162.54)
    Corporation Net Income: $1,501,000 ($132.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $530,000 ($46.82)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $284,000 ($25.09)
    Other License: $58,000 ($5.12)

Somerset government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,464,000 ($1719.43)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,449,000 ($1718.11)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,843,000 ($869.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,790,000 ($864.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,000 ($4.68)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,000 ($1.33)

Somerset government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,052,000 ($181.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,323,000 ($1530.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,118,000 ($1777.21)

5.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wayne County, KY  0.33% ($27,515 average AGI)
from Fayette County, KY  0.27% ($36,074)
from Lincoln County, KY  0.23% ($25,311)


4.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fayette County, KY  0.41% ($28,788 average AGI)
to Wayne County, KY  0.31% ($24,583)
to Madison County, KY  0.24% ($22,958)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WTLO (1480 AM; 1 kW; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSFC (1240 AM; 1 kW; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKEQ (910 AM; 0 kW; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W277AA (103.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WKII-FM (102.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W255AO (98.9 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WHAY (105.9 FM; WHITLEY CITY, KY; Owner: TIM LAVENDER)
  • WJRS (104.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)

TV broadcast stations around Somerset:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Somerset fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Somerset)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 156 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Somerset, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerset)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Somerset)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 179
  • Hazardous Condition: 47
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Somerset


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somerset, KY

Most common first names in Somerset, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James29771.5 years
William27373.7 years
John21575.3 years
Mary21179.0 years
Robert18571.9 years
Charles14771.2 years
George13276.9 years
Ruth7177.1 years
Dorothy5976.0 years
Henry5876.9 years
Most common last names in Somerset, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Phelps14372.5 years
Meece12675.2 years
Smith11976.5 years
Jones11677.3 years
Sears10676.4 years
Wilson9976.6 years
Burton9473.5 years
Brown8176.6 years
Whitaker8075.3 years
Mounce8076.0 years
Businesses in Somerset, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture4
Arby's2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Big O Tires1New Balance1
Blockbuster2Nike2
Burger King2Office Depot1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
ColorTyme1Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx6Rue211
GNC1SAS Shoes1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In1
Goodwill2Sears1
H&R Block2Subway1
Hardee's2Super 81
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
JCPenney1UPS15
Jones New York1Vans2
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Walgreens1
Knights Inn1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1White Castle1
Browse common businesses in Somerset, KY


Somerset on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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