Somerset, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 6,144 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 2,830  (46.1%)
Females: 3,314  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15501.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,057 (it was $29,050 in 2000)
Somerset:

$38,057
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,072 (it was $18,310 in 2000)

Somerset borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,906 (it was $87,200 in 2000)
Somerset:

$122,906
PA:

$164,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $641.

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  • Races in Somerset, PA (2013)

    Somerset races chart
    • 5,80593.6%White alone
    • 1031.7%Asian alone
    • 1071.7%Hispanic
    • 871.4%Two or more races
    • 540.9%Black alone
    • 210.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Somerset: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.5%), Irish (12.4%), Italian (6.7%), United States (6.2%), English (6.2%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/05/1804

Elevation: 2190 feet

Land area: 2.74 square miles.

Population density: 2,241 people per square mile   (low).

Somerset,PA real estate house value index trend

Somerset, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset borough:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

102 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 90 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, Pennsylvania as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Somerset to the number of sex offenders is 69 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,021 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,938 (1.6%)

Somerset satellite photo by USGS

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: +4,452 (+72.3%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,217 (48.3%)

Area code: 814

Somerset household income distribution Somerset home values distribution

Crime rates in Somerset by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0100000
per 100,000 0.015.70.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2321230
per 100,000 31.147.131.715.931.847.90.0
Robberies 4873720
per 100,000 62.2125.7110.847.7111.232.00.0
Assaults 61681016157
per 100,000 93.3251.3126.7158.9254.1239.7113.7
Burglaries 27342936353229
per 100,000 420.0534.1459.2572.0555.8511.3471.2
Thefts 121178142158136137139
per 100,000 1,882.42,796.12,248.32,510.32,159.82,189.22,258.7
Auto thefts 46137813
per 100,000 62.294.3205.8111.2127.016.048.7
Arson 1230200
per 100,000 15.631.447.50.031.80.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 272.9) 145.6265.9188.4176.3207.6186.8127.1

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Crime rate in Somerset detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
Pennsylvania average:

2.58

Somerset tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +262 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Somerset, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 Somerset 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

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.

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)

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)

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)

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: 15; Location: 141 FORWARD BLVD; Grades: 2 - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: 708 STOYSTOWN RD STE 2; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Somerset, School District: SOMERSET AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.409. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.409
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.53. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.02
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.2%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Somerset, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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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.

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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, Pennsylvania:

  • Days Inn, 200 Water Works Rd, Somerset, PA 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-9200
  • Highlander Motel, 799 N CTR Ave, Somerset, PA 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-7988
  • Knights Inn, I-70 76 At Exit 10, Somerset, PA 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-8933
  • Comfort Inn, 202 Harmon St, Somerset, PA 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-9611, Fax: (814) 445-5815
  • Best Western Executive Inn, 165 Water Works Rd, Somerset, PA 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-3996
  • Quality Inn Somerset, 215 Ramada Rd, Somerset, PA 15501 , Phone: (814) 443-4646, Fax: (814) 445-7539
  • Hampton Inn, 324 Laurel Crest Rd, Somerset, PA 15501 , Phone: (814) 445-9161, Fax: (814) 445-9162
  • Holiday Inn Express Somerset, 132 Lewis Dr, Somerset, PA 15501 , Phone: (814) 701-2762, Fax: (814) 701-2760
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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 borough (based on Somerset County data)

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
Somerset County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

10.3%
State:

11.5%
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
Financial Administration 4$12,684$38,0521$899
Other Government Administration 6$22,375$44,75010$10,297
Police Protection - Officers 8$38,694$58,04110$31,315
Streets and Highways 13$39,763$36,7043$5,570
Sewerage 4$13,532$40,5960$0
Water Supply 6$24,956$49,9120$0
Totals for Government 41$152,004$44,48924$48,081

Somerset government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $146,000 ($23.76)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($5.05)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($0.98)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.81)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,169,000 ($190.27)
    Police Protection: $662,000 ($107.75)
    Regular Highways: $582,000 ($94.73)
    Sewerage: $461,000 ($75.03)
    Water Utilities: $417,000 ($67.87)
    Central Staff Services: $347,000 ($56.48)
    Libraries: $84,000 ($13.67)
    Housing & Community Development: $59,000 ($9.60)
    Fire Protection: $56,000 ($9.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $55,000 ($8.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $36,000 ($5.86)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($5.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($3.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($0.98)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.65)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,683,000 ($273.93)
    Benefit Payments: $54,000 ($8.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $673,000 ($109.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $151,000 ($24.58)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($2.77)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($2.44)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($2.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,350,000 ($219.73)

Somerset government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,261,000 ($205.24)
    Parking Facilities: $42,000 ($6.84)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.65)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $19,000 ($3.09)
    Interest Revenue: $15,000 ($2.44)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $56,000 ($9.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($0.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $240,000 ($39.06)
    General Revenue, NEC: $86,000 ($14.00)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($1.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,827,000 ($297.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $115,000 ($18.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $75,000 ($12.21)
    All Other: $12,000 ($1.95)
    General Support: $5,000 ($0.81)
  • Tax - Property: $887,000 ($144.37)
    Individual Income: $401,000 ($65.27)
    NEC: $394,000 ($64.13)

Somerset government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,220,000 ($1826.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,623,000 ($1729.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $597,000 ($97.17)

Somerset government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $217,000 ($35.32)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $91,000 ($14.81)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,404,000 ($1042.32)

3.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,739 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.14%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cambria County, PA  0.84% ($34,793 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.20% ($36,820)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.18% ($43,982)


3.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.42%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cambria County, PA  0.82% ($32,854 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.24% ($31,507)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.19% ($34,263)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Somerset fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 29,465Total average daily traffic
  • 2,503Total average daily truck traffic
  • 34,955Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Somerset)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Somerset, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (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: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerset)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Somerset)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (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 WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$100,0002$89,5000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00 , 0211.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 43
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Somerset

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