Somerset, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 1,462 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 710  (48.6%)
Females: 752  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 43783.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,364 (it was $29,844 in 2000)
Somerset:

$39,364
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,321 (it was $14,209 in 2000)

Somerset village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,647 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Somerset:

$115,647
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $154,896; detached houses: $161,794; mobile homes: $21,964

Median gross rent in 2017: $600.

March 2019 cost of living index in Somerset: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.1%
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  • Races in Somerset, OH (2010)
    • 1,44897.8%White alone
    • 171.1%Two or more races
    • 90.6%Hispanic
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone
    • 10.07%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, Ohio as of January 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Somerset is 250 to 1.


Crime rates in Somerset by year

Type

2006

2010

2011

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(67.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(135.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(128.4)
2
(135.0)
1
(68.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(570.0)
3
(192.6)
2
(135.0)
1
(68.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(2,343)
58
(3,723)
78
(5,263)
4
(274.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(68.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)138.7188.1341.435.0

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City-data.com crime index in Somerset, OH

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Ohio average:

2.00
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Ancestries: German (35.4%), American (18.3%), Irish (10.1%), European (6.9%), English (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1065 feet

Land area: 1.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,254 people per square mile   (low).

Somerset, Ohio map

19 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.3%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,444 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,460 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, OH (38.7 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (314.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Glenford, OH (2.4 miles),
Junction City, OH (2.4 miles ),
Rushville, OH (2.7 miles ),
New Lexington, OH (2.8 miles ),
West Rushville, OH (2.9 miles),
Thornville, OH (3.0 miles ),
Fultonham, OH (3.0 miles),
Thornport, OH (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.81 N, Longitude: 82.30 W

Area code: 740

Distribution of median household income in Somerset, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Somerset, OH in 2017
Somerset satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Somerset, OH residents
Average permit cost in Somerset, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Ohio:

4.1%
Most common industries in Somerset, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Chemicals (4.1%)
  • Food (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Somerset, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.4%)
  • Food processing workers (3.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)

Average climate in Somerset, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somerset, Ohio average temperatures Somerset, Ohio average precipitation Somerset, Ohio humidity Somerset, Ohio wind speed Somerset, Ohio snowfall Somerset, Ohio sunshine Somerset, Ohio clear and cloudy days

Somerset, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Somerset village center injured 8 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 tornado 30.6 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerset-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 81% 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 141.6 miles away from Somerset center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.5 miles away from Somerset center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 137.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.5 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 142.9 miles away from Somerset center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 313.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Mudslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerset topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Somerset:

  • AUTUMN HEALTHCARE OF SOMERSET (411 SOUTH COLUMBUS STREET)
  • SOMERSET QUALITY CARE (411 S COLUMBUS ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Somerset:

  • MOUNT ALOYSIUS CORP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; NEW LEXINGTON, OH)
  • HEARTLAND OF FAIRFIELD (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; THORNVILLE, OH)
  • HEARTLAND-FAIRFIELD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PLEASANTVILLE, OH)
  • NEW LEXINGTON CARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NEW LEXINGTON, OH)
  • AUTUMN AT THE LAKE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; THORNVILLE, OH)
  • REM-OHIO FAIRFIELD B (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BALTIMORE, OH)
  • ALTERNACARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; LANCASTER, OH)

Amtrak station near Somerset:

  • 19 miles: ZANESVILLE (375 FAIRBANKS ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:

  • Zane State College (about 18 miles; Zanesville, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,200)
  • Ohio State University-Newark Campus (about 20 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Central Ohio Technical College (about 20 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,995)
  • Denison University (about 22 miles; Granville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Hocking College (about 26 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • Muskingum University (about 33 miles; New Concord, OH; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 35 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)

Public elementary/middle school in Somerset:

Private elementary/middle schools in Somerset:

  • HOLY TRINITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 140, Location: 225 S COLUMBUS ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 14, Location: 4255 TOWNSHIP RD, Grades: 1-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Somerset: Somerset Emergency Medical Services (A), Perry Countys First Courthouse (B), Perry County Historical Society Museum (C), Somerset - Reading Township Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Somerset: Holy Trinity Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Somerset Methodist Cemetery (1), Holy Trinity Cemetery (2), Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (3), Lutheran Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Somerset include: General Phillip Sheridan Monument (1), Somerset Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Tammie Green - Professional golfer, William L. Maginnis - Judge, Jacob F. Burket - Ohio Jurist, Walter E. Brehm - Politician, William E. Finck - Politician.

Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

57.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
97 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Somerset (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Somerset Branch at 106 Public Square, branch established on 1914/04/29. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Commodore Bank: at 100 East Main Street, branch established on 1928/12/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $74.3 mil, Deposits: $59.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Commodore Financial Network, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Somerset:

Marital status in Somerset, OH
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Ohio average:

10.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Somerset
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Somerset, OH (based on Perry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,67531
Catholic3,0006
Evangelical Protestant2,82736
Other12
None26,555-
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: 8
This county:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Perry County:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Perry County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

28.8%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Perry County:

12.4%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Somerset:

49.3%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Somerset:

43.3%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Somerset:

28.8
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Somerset:

18.7%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Somerset:

7.7%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.3%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.8%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.0%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Somerset, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 15$4,871$3,8970$0
Sewerage 15$4,871$3,8970$0
Other Government Administration 9$830$1,1070$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$7,999$23,9970$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,767$21,2040$0
Financial Administration 1$1,275$15,3000$0
Totals for Government 45$21,613$5,7630$0

Somerset government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($106.02)
    Sewerage: $142,000 ($97.13)
    Police Protection: $125,000 ($85.50)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($62.24)
    Financial Administration: $79,000 ($54.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($36.25)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $98,000 ($67.03)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($2.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $424,000 ($290.01)
    Water Utilities: $119,000 ($81.40)
    Sewerage: $106,000 ($72.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $182,000 ($124.49)

Somerset government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $327,000 ($223.67)
    Other: $10,000 ($6.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($14.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($5.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $252,000 ($172.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $78,000 ($53.35)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($35.57)
    General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($23.94)
  • Tax - Property: $127,000 ($86.87)

Somerset government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $936,000 ($640.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $889,000 ($608.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,000 ($32.15)

Somerset government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $394,000 ($269.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $91,000 ($62.24)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Ohio average:

5.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fairfield County, OH  1.19% ($34,513 average AGI)
from Muskingum County, OH  1.18% ($28,026)
from Licking County, OH  0.96% ($47,431)


6.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,173 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Muskingum County, OH  1.24% ($29,057 average AGI)
to Licking County, OH  1.09% ($36,281)
to Fairfield County, OH  1.06% ($36,110)

Businesses in Somerset, OH

  • Taco Bell: 1
  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHTH (790 AM; 1 kW; HEATH, OH; Owner: RUNNYMEDE, INC.)
  • WOSU (820 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBNS (1460 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: RADIOHIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLOH (1320 AM; 1 kW; LANCASTER, OH)
  • WHIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN OHIO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WWJM (106.3 FM; NEW LEXINGTON, OH; Owner: PERRY COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLRY (88.5 FM; RUSHVILLE, OH; Owner: ARCANGEL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WYBZ (107.3 FM; CROOKSVILLE, OH; Owner: Y BRIDGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHOK-FM (95.5 FM; LANCASTER, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCVZ (92.7 FM; SOUTH ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN VOICE OF CENTRAL OHIO, INC)
  • WHIZ-FM (102.5 FM; ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN OHIO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WJZA (103.5 FM; LANCASTER, OH; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCLT-FM (100.3 FM; NEWARK, OH; Owner: WCLT RADIO, INC.)
  • WNKO (101.7 FM; NEWARK, OH; Owner: RUNNYMEDE, INC.)
  • WFCB (93.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W201AK (88.1 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOSU-FM (89.7 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJIC (91.7 FM; ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: VCY/AMERICA, INC.)
  • WJAW-FM (100.9 FM; MCCONNELSVILLE, OH; Owner: QUIET RADIO INC. D/B/A WJAW RADIO)
  • WUFM (88.7 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: SPIRIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOUZ-FM (90.1 FM; ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WFCO (90.9 FM; LANCASTER, OH; Owner: LANCASTER ED BROADASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WSEO (107.7 FM; NELSONVILLE, OH; Owner: NELSONVILLE TV CABLE, INC.)
  • WLGN-FM (98.3 FM; LOGAN, OH; Owner: ROGER L. HINERMAN d/b/a LOGAN BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Somerset:

  • WSFJ-TV (Channel 51; NEWARK, OH; Owner: GUARDIAN VISION INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • WHIZ-TV (Channel 18; ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN OHIO TELEVISION SYSTEM)
  • WOSU-TV (Channel 34; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSYX (Channel 6; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: WSYX LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WBNS-TV (Channel 10; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: WBNS-TV, INC.)
  • WTTE (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: COLUMBUS (WTTE-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WWHO (Channel 53; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WCMH-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W16BT (Channel 16; ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Somerset: William E. Birkhimer.

Somerset fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 1990 01:55 PM, Columbusst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 1976 01:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 1975 01:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.4mTotal length
  • $712,349,000Total costs
  • 14,659Total average daily traffic
  • 1,181Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,344Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Somerset, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Somerset, OH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Somerset)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Municipal Bldg Main St (Lat: 39.807000 Lon: -82.299861), Call Sign: KVJ761,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5800 MHz, 39.6400 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/2004, Expiration Date: 08/21/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2014, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 3419 Via Lido 609, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 515-2544
  • Municipal Water Tank (Lat: 39.807833 Lon: -82.301528), Call Sign: WQV709,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.265 MHz, Grant Date: 06/23/2015, Expiration Date: 09/10/2025, Registrant: Perry County Ema, 121 West Brown Street, New Lexington, OH 43764, Phone: (740) 342-1141, Fax: (740) 342-1165, Email:
  • Lat: 39.807833 Lon: -82.299861, Call Sign: WNRL448,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.600 MHz, 159.840 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2015, Expiration Date: 03/02/2025, Certifier: Gary L Turnes, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 1/2 Mi W Of Hwy 383 2 Mi Se (Lat: 39.782000 Lon: -82.285972), Call Sign: KNBS784,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.9400 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2013, Expiration Date: 12/08/2023, Certifier: D J Bolton, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:
  • Lat: 39.807444 Lon: -82.297944, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPXX409,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.037 MHz, 458.037 MHz, 453.887 MHz, 458.887 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2003, Expiration Date: 06/25/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2013, Certifier: Dave Pettit, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514
  • Lat: 39.819972 Lon: -82.377917, Call Sign: WQJJ274,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.675 MHz, 453.675 MHz, 458.675 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2018, Expiration Date: 09/26/2028, Certifier: Matthew R Miller, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 39.807444 Lon: -82.297944, Call Sign: WQUI374,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.887 MHz, 458.037 MHz, 458.037 MHz, 458.887 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: Mike Henderson, Registrant: Jd Johnson Sales & Service, 2500 Olde Falls Road, Zanesville, OH 43701, Phone: (740) 607-7293, Fax: (740) 454-0520, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Somerset, 5 Mi W Of Hwy 383 2 Mi S (Lat: 39.782278 Lon: -82.287639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WNTW272,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2009, Expiration Date: 10/18/2019, Certifier: D J Bolton, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:
  • BARNESVILLE, 34020 Homer Reed Road (Lat: 39.950806 Lon: -81.193389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WPON478,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/2010, Expiration Date: 04/04/2020, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • SOMERSET PCS, 6605 St. Route 383 (Lat: 39.794972 Lon: -82.281861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQOK338,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 10/25/2021, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • LCN2302, Water Tower Alley (Lat: 39.807917 Lon: -82.301306), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 31 m, Call Sign: WQXX509,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, Grant Date: 07/06/2016, Expiration Date: 07/06/2026, Certifier: Kyle Quillen, Registrant: Agile Network Builders, LLC, 213 Market Ave N, Suite 310, Canton, OH 44702, Phone: (888) 494-0549, Fax: (330) 451-5720, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerset)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 1155B , Serial Number: 5782, Certificate Issue Date: 09/25/2015
    Registrant (Individual): William C Coleman, 5964 State Route 669 Ne, Somerset, OH 43783
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7196F , Serial Number: 15063796, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 12/05/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Benjamin M Starr, 203 S Market St, Somerset, OH 43783
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8229S , Serial Number: 15061829, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 06/28/2017
    Registrant (Individual): James S Fealty, 3828 Township Road 40 Ne, Somerset, OH 43783
  • Aircraft: STARR RONALD E HIPERLIGHT SNS8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 1414S , Serial Number: 85-001, Certificate Issue Date: 02/04/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald E Starr, 203 S Market St, Somerset, OH 43783
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/11/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 67 took place in 2009, and the least - 19 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Somerset, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.6%), and Outside Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Somerset, OH
    • 31551.6%Structure Fires
    • 22336.5%Outside Fires
    • 6811.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 50.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somerset, OH
Most common first names in Somerset, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4580.8 years
James3871.7 years
William3175.0 years
Charles2976.5 years
John2876.0 years
Joseph2475.5 years
Robert2074.0 years
Helen1779.4 years
Thomas1670.6 years
Richard1667.5 years
Most common last names in Somerset, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Snider3477.4 years
Miller2077.9 years
Wilson1774.6 years
Flautt1484.2 years
Smith1378.1 years
Dupler1276.7 years
Emmert1271.3 years
Clouse1082.2 years
Henery972.6 years
Noll974.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Somerset, OH
  • 83.3%Utility gas
  • 15.3%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Somerset, OH
  • 69.5%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Somerset compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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  • Chad F. Stephenson (1)
  • Galen G. German (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2021.