Somerset, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 5,945 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 2,640  (44.4%)
Females: 3,305  (55.6%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 15501.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,905 (it was $29,050 in 2000)
Somerset:

$45,905
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,256 (it was $18,310 in 2000)

Somerset borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,378 (it was $87,200 in 2000)
Somerset:

$143,378
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,766; detached houses: $160,122; townhouses or other attached units: $57,755; in 2-unit structures: $282,116; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $67,789; mobile homes: $57,842; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $156,724

Median gross rent in 2017: $534.

March 2019 cost of living index in Somerset: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.9%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.7% for Black residents, 68.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Somerset, PA (2010)
    • 6,02195.9%White alone
    • 671.1%Two or more races
    • 711.1%Hispanic
    • 570.9%Asian alone
    • 500.8%Black alone
    • 110.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 249 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, Pennsylvania as of January 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Somerset is 25 to 1.


Crime rates in Somerset by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(31.1)
3
(47.1)
2
(31.7)
1
(15.9)
2
(31.8)
3
(47.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.4)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
2
(33.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(62.2)
8
(125.7)
7
(110.8)
3
(47.7)
7
(111.2)
2
(32.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(49.1)
1
(16.5)
1
(16.7)
2
(33.6)
2
(33.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(93.3)
16
(251.3)
8
(126.7)
10
(158.9)
16
(254.1)
15
(239.7)
7
(113.7)
11
(179.9)
11
(181.8)
4
(66.8)
5
(84.1)
12
(203.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(420.0)
34
(534.1)
29
(459.2)
36
(572.0)
35
(555.8)
32
(511.3)
29
(471.2)
32
(523.5)
34
(562.1)
14
(233.9)
7
(117.7)
15
(254.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
121
(1,882)
178
(2,796)
142
(2,248)
158
(2,510)
136
(2,160)
137
(2,189)
139
(2,259)
129
(2,110)
87
(1,438)
94
(1,571)
70
(1,177)
80
(1,356)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(62.2)
6
(94.3)
13
(205.8)
7
(111.2)
8
(127.0)
1
(16.0)
3
(48.7)
11
(179.9)
5
(82.7)
3
(50.1)
3
(50.5)
4
(67.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.6)
2
(31.4)
3
(47.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(65.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.4)
1
(16.8)
13
(220.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)171.9313.9222.5208.1245.0220.5150.0199.2158.0101.6133.4155.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (37.2%), American (14.9%), Italian (13.9%), English (7.0%), Irish (4.2%), Polish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/05/1804

Elevation: 2190 feet

Land area: 2.74 square miles.

Population density: 2,168 people per square mile   (low).

Somerset, Pennsylvania map

49 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.8%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,057 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,377 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (56.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (208.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Friedens, PA (2.3 miles ),
Edie, PA (2.5 miles),
New Centerville, PA (2.7 miles),
Rockwood borough, PA (2.7 miles ),
Berlin borough, PA (3.0 miles ),
Shanksville borough, PA (3.1 miles ),
Stoystown borough, PA (3.1 miles ),
Garrett borough, PA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 79.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,335 (+72.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,112 (43.5%)

Area code: 814

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

Somerset tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Somerset, PA
Historical housing units in Somerset, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +262 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in Somerset, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Machinery (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Somerset, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Child care workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Somerset, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Somerset, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.5. This is about average.

City:

70.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.117. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.117
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.54. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.54
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.370. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.370
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.09. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.09
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Somerset borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerset-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.6 miles away from Somerset center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from Somerset center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.4 miles away from Somerset center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 289.1 miles away from Somerset center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 179.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.2 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 Somerset County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerset topographic map

Hospitals in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 225 SOUTH CENTER AVENUE)
  • SOMERSET HOSPITAL IN TOUCH HOS (223 SOUTH PLEASANT AVE SUITE 103)
  • SOMERSET STATE HOSPIAL (RD 5 PO BOX 631)
  • VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES (215 WHITE OAK ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Somerset:

  • PATRIOT, A CHOICE COMMUNITY THE (495 WEST PATRIOT STREET)
  • SIEMONS' LAKEVIEW MANOR NURSING AND REHAB CTR (228 SIEMON DRIVE)
  • SOMERSET HOSPITAL CENTER FOR H (225 SOUTH CENTER AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Somerset:

  • DAVITA - SOMERSET COUNTY DIALYSIS (229 SOUTH KIMBERLY AVENUE)
  • PRODIGY DIALYSIS, LLC - SOMERSET (211 GEORGIAN PLACE)

Home Health Centers in Somerset:

  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE (223 SOUTH PLEASANT AVENUE)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE JOHNSTOWN (1590 NORTH CENTER AVE SUITE 104)

Airports and heliports located in Somerset:

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College/University in Somerset:

  • Somerset County Technology Center (Full-time enrollment: 76; Location: 281 Technology Dr; Public; Website: www.sctc.net/dnn/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:

  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 23 miles; Johnstown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,815)
  • Frostburg State University (about 26 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 31 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 31 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 32 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Seton Hill University (about 33 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Saint Francis University (about 42 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)

Public high schools in Somerset:

Private high school in Somerset:

  • APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 17, Location: 141 FORWARD BLVD, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Somerset:

Private elementary/middle schools in Somerset:

  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 120, Location: 433 W CHURCH ST, Grades: 1-6)
  • SOMERSET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 73, Location: 708 STOYSTOWN RD STE 2, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Somerset

Libraries in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $241,837; Location: 6022 GLADES PIKE, SUITE 120; 103,014 books; 3,053 audio materials; 3,413 video materials; 17 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 168 print serial subscriptions)
  • SOMERSET COUNTY FED LIB SYSTEM (Operating income: $229,805; Location: 6022 GLADES PIKE; 713 books; 3 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)
  • MARY S BIESECKER PUB LIBRARY (Operating income: $167,342; Location: 230 S ROSINA AVE; 29,844 books; 1,181 audio materials; 879 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 46 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Somerset: Laurel Hill Village (A), Somerset Country Club (B), Somerset Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Husband Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: United States Government - National Park Service- Flight 93 National Memo (Recreation Areas; 109 West Main Street).

Hotels: A Budget Inn (736 North Center Avenue), Hampton Inn (324 Laurel Crest Road), Dollar Inn (1146 North Center Avenue), Best Western Executive Inn (165 Water Works Road), Budget Host Inn (799 North Center Avenue), Days Inn Somerset (220 Water Works Road), A-1 Economy Inn (1138 North Center Avenue), Hampton Inn Somerset (324 Laurel Crest Road).

Courts: Somerset County - Court Administrator (East Union Street), Somerset County - Court Reporters (111 East Union Street Suite 30).

Birthplace of: Henry Black (Representative) - Politician, Jacob Miller Campbell - Union Army officer, Keith Malley - Stand-up comedian, Alexander Hamilton Coffroth - Politician, Joe Margoneri - Baseball player, Kenneth Halverson - Politician, Pete Zorn - Musician.

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

PIONEER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
ITALIAN OVEN (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
OAKHURST TEA ROOM (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-12-2011 and SEP-12-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
OUTBACK PARK AT HIDDEN VALLEY (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-01-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-01-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-01-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUL-13-2013 and AUG-13-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
LAUREL MTN INN (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
WOODLAND CAMPSITES (Population served: 135, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
PIZZA HUT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-29-2009 to SEP-29-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MOSTOLLER CONVENIENCE STORE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerset that have no violations reported:

  • RHOADS MINI MART (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KOOSER STATE PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAUREL HILL STATE PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.1 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

53.0%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2000:

  • 165 people in nursing homes
  • 97 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Somerset (2011 data):

  • Somerset Trust Company: Glades Pike Office, Somerset Plaza Branch, at 151 West Main Street, Somerset Crossing Branch. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $715.4 mil, Deposits: $603.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Somerset Trust Holding Company
  • First Commonwealth Bank: Somerset Branch at 2040 North Center Avenue, branch established on 1971/10/11. Info updated 2010/11/23: Bank assets: $5,779.0 mil, Deposits: $4,511.6 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Somerset East Branch at 509 East Main Street, branch established on 1988/01/02. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: County Trust Branch at 108 East Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Ameriserv Financial Bank: Somerset Branch at 108 West Main Street, branch established on 1960/10/17. Info updated 2010/05/21: Bank assets: $952.1 mil, Deposits: $816.6 mil, headquarters in Johnstown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Ameriserv Financial, Inc
  • 1st Summit Bank: Somerset Branch at 404 North Center Avenue, branch established on 1999/07/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $730.5 mil, Deposits: $653.3 mil, headquarters in Johnstown, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Summit Bancorp Of Johnstown, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Somerset:

Marital status in Somerset, PA
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

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Religion statistics for Somerset, PA (based on Somerset County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant20,67891
Evangelical Protestant13,61193
Catholic10,29815
Other1,0225
Orthodox3435
None31,790-
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: 18
Here:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Somerset County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Somerset County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Somerset County:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Somerset County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

29.1%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Somerset County:

10.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Somerset:

49.2%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Somerset:

44.9%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.4%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Somerset:

12.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.1%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Somerset, PA 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
Streets and Highways 13$39,763$36,7043$5,570
Police Protection - Officers 8$38,694$58,04110$31,315
Other Government Administration 6$22,375$44,75010$10,297
Water Supply 6$24,956$49,9120$0
Financial Administration 4$12,684$38,0521$899
Sewerage 4$13,532$40,5960$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 41$152,004$44,48924$48,081

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,699,000 ($285.79)
    Police Protection: $1,254,000 ($210.93)
    General - Other: $880,000 ($148.02)
    Regular Highways: $684,000 ($115.05)
    Sewerage: $660,000 ($111.02)
    Central Staff Services: $416,000 ($69.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $132,000 ($22.20)
    Libraries: $82,000 ($13.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $77,000 ($12.95)
    General Public Buildings: $76,000 ($12.78)
    Financial Administration: $44,000 ($7.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($5.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($2.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($1.68)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($1.68)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $1,550,000 ($260.72)
    Benefit Payments: $1,081,000 ($181.83)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $900,000 ($151.39)
    Withdrawals: $121,000 ($20.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($21.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $52,000 ($8.75)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($3.20)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($1.35)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($1.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,313,000 ($389.07)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,991,000 ($334.90)
    Parking Facilities: $48,000 ($8.07)
    Other: $33,000 ($5.55)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $817,000 ($137.43)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $70,000 ($11.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $102,000 ($17.16)
    General Revenue - Other: $32,000 ($5.38)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($2.19)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($2.19)
    Rents: $10,000 ($1.68)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,963,000 ($498.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $335,000 ($56.35)
    Highways: $147,000 ($24.73)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($1.01)
  • Tax - Property: $1,807,000 ($303.95)
    Individual Income: $500,000 ($84.10)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $413,000 ($69.47)
    Public Utility License: $94,000 ($15.81)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $47,000 ($7.91)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,137,000 ($695.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,203,000 ($538.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $934,000 ($157.11)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,000 ($22.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,473,000 ($247.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,937,000 ($662.24)

2.89% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.89%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

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 Cambria County, PA  0.94% ($42,392 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.22% ($40,188)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.18% ($38,889)


3.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,514 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.59%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

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 Cambria County, PA  0.84% ($31,843 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.30% ($74,943)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.27% ($43,400)
Businesses in Somerset, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture2
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1Lowe's1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's3
Cinnabon 2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks3
FedEx4Subway2
Ford1Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WYSN (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WHJB (1600 AM; 5 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: JOHN H. CESSNA)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WUZY (97.7 FM; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN,INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WCCL (101.7 FM; CENTRAL CITY, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLSW (103.9 FM; SCOTTDALE, PA; Owner: L. STANLEY WALL)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Somerset:

  • W57BM (Channel 57; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WNPA (Channel 19; JEANNETTE, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PITTSBURGH INC.)
  • WWCP-TV (Channel 8; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
Somerset fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Somerset fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 74.4mTotal length
  • $10,494,000Total costs
  • 426,733Total average daily traffic
  • 121,399Total average daily truck traffic
  • 344,068Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Somerset, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 61930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 202000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Somerset, PA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Somerset)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 170 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Somerset, PA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerset)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Somerset)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$74,80063$92,444215$76,59534$44,1183$79,66727$96,259
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$97,00029$66,2764$18,5000$02$76,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$87,00019$68,36878$85,93612$11,2500$05$153,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$011$145,81832$101,7503$52,3330$01$35,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$112,0007$73,0001$71,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00 , 0211.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$85,89515$113,3331$143,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$88,5005$97,0001$68,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$123,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$100,0001$120,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$59,0000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00 , 0211.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somerset, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somerset, PA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 43
  • Service Call: 1
Fire incident types in Somerset, PA

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, Pennsylvania:

  • Highlander Motel, 799 N CTR Ave, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-7988
  • Comfort Inn, 202 Harmon St, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-9611, Fax: (814) 445-5815
  • SureStay Plus by Best Western, 138 Marsh Rd, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-3996
  • Quality Inn Somerset, 215 Ramada Rd, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501 , Phone: (814) 443-4646, Fax: (814) 445-7539
  • Hampton Inn, 324 Laurel Crest Rd, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-9161, Fax: (814) 445-9162
  • Holiday Inn Express Somerset, 132 Lewis Dr, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501 , Phone: (814) 701-2762, Fax: (814) 701-2760
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites By Marriott, 117 Tollgate Rd, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501 , Phone: (888) 236-2427, Fax: (814) 701-2890
  • Econo Lodge Somerset PA, 125 Lewis Dr, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-8788, Fax: (814) 445-9245
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Somerset, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary40280.3 years
John36474.0 years
William27674.6 years
Charles22475.5 years
Robert22471.0 years
James21273.5 years
Harry17276.9 years
Ruth16080.3 years
Margaret15883.2 years
George15876.0 years
Most common last names in Somerset, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller33878.7 years
Walker16478.3 years
Shaulis13078.1 years
Shaffer12677.0 years
Brant10879.0 years
Baker9277.2 years
Pyle8876.9 years
Barron8876.1 years
Schrock8280.3 years
Smith7871.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Somerset, PA
  • 75.1%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 5.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Somerset, PA
  • 60.8%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Somerset compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Somerset on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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