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Population in 2012: 6,182 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.6%
 

Males: 2,701  (43.7%)
Females: 3,481  (56.3%)

Median resident age:  42.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,632 (it was $29,050 in 2000)
Somerset:

$41,632
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,522

Somerset borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $121,523 (it was $87,200 in 2000)
Somerset:

$121,523
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,506; Detached houses: $123,279; Townhouses or other attached units: $97,890; In 2-unit structures: $79,676; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $94,884; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,562; Mobile homes: $75,756

Median gross rent in 2012: $515.

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  • White alone - 5,949 (94.9%)
  • Hispanic - 88 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 84 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 62 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 59 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Somerset: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.9%), Irish (13.3%), Italian (6.7%), English (6.5%), United States (4.2%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/05/1804

Elevation: 2190 feet

Land area: 2.74 square miles.

Population density: 2,255 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset borough:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

134 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This borough:  2.1%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, Pennsylvania as of August 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Somerset to the number of sex offenders is 84 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,025 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,968 (1.7%)

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: +4,876 (+77.8%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,294 (51.5%)

Area code: 814

Somerset household income distribution Somerset home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Somerset by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010000
per 100,000 0.015.70.00.00.00.0
Rapes 232123
per 100,000 31.147.131.715.931.847.9
Robberies 487372
per 100,000 62.2125.7110.847.7111.232.0
Assaults 6168101615
per 100,000 93.3251.3126.7158.9254.1239.7
Burglaries 273429363532
per 100,000 420.0534.1459.2572.0555.8511.3
Thefts 121178142158136137
per 100,000 1882.42796.12248.32510.32159.82189.2
Auto thefts 4613781
per 100,000 62.294.3205.8111.2127.016.0
Arson 123020
per 100,000 15.631.447.50.031.80.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 277.6) 145.9266.5188.9176.7208.0187.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +262 (+4.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 11% 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 4, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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/medical centers in Somerset:

  • DAVITA - SOMERSET COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 229 SOUTH KIMBERLY AVENUE)
  • PRODIGY DIALYSIS, LLC - SOMERSET (Dialysis Facility, 211 GEORGIAN PLACE)
  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE (Home Health Center, 223 SOUTH PLEASANT AVENUE)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE JOHNSTOWN (Home Health Center, 1590 NORTH CENTER AVE SUITE 104)
  • SOMERSET HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 225 SOUTH CENTER AVENUE)
  • SOMERSET HOSPITAL IN TOUCH HOS (Hospital, 223 SOUTH PLEASANT AVE SUITE 103)
  • SOMERSET STATE HOSPIAL (Hospital, RD 5 PO BOX 631)
  • VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES (Hospital, 215 WHITE OAK ROAD)
  • PATRIOT, A CHOICE COMMUNITY THE (Nursing Home, 495 WEST PATRIOT STREET)
  • SIEMONS' LAKEVIEW MANOR NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, 228 SIEMON DRIVE)
  • SOMERSET HOSPITAL CENTER FOR H (Nursing Home, 225 SOUTH CENTER AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Somerset, PA

Airports and heliports located in Somerset:


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Local government website: www.somersetborough.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:

  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 23 miles; Johnstown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,925)
  • Frostburg State University (about 27 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 31 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 3,608)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 31 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,309)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 43 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 12,422)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 43 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,429)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 52 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)

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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 CO  SO2 NO2 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.8. This is about average.
City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.9. This is better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.9
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.176
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.58
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.91. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.91
U.S.:

9.59

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

ITALIAN OVEN (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
GRAPEVINE CAFE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-11-2006 and AUG-01-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006), St Other (AUG-01-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LAUREL MTN INN (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAUREL RIDGE-DECKER AVE SHELTR (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HIDDEN LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2004), St Other (DEC-03-2004)
LAUREL RIDGE-RT 271 SHELTER AR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LAUREL RIDGE-TURNPIKE SHELTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LAUREL RIDGE-RT 271 PARKING AR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • LAUREL RIDGE-GRINDLE RIDGE SHL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAUREL RIDGE-RT 31 SHELTER ARE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.4%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 33.9% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Somerset, PA

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 compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Somerset, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Somerset travel time to work - commute


Somerset mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Somerset borough (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.90%
Here61.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the BrethrenUnited Church of Christ
Adherents28.7%23.5%13.3%9.5%6.3%
Congregations9.1%18.2%17.7%11.6%7.6%
NameMennonite Church USAChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.5%2.2%1.7%1.7%10.5%
Congregations4.0%2.5%3.0%3.0%23.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
This county:

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.
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
This 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:
Here:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Pennsylvania:

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

10.3%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$14,902$29,8040$0
Other Government Administration 11$43,009$46,9190$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$30,265$51,88311$27,137
Police - Other 1$2,477$29,7242$3,777
Streets and Highways 10$29,982$35,9781$1,634
Sewerage 4$11,982$35,9460$0
Water Supply 6$17,714$35,4280$0
Other and Unallocable 4$11,451$34,3530$0
Totals for Government 49$161,782$39,62014$32,548

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $146,000 ($23.62)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($5.01)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($0.97)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.81)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,169,000 ($189.10)
    Police Protection: $662,000 ($107.09)
    Regular Highways: $582,000 ($94.14)
    Sewerage: $461,000 ($74.57)
    Water Utilities: $417,000 ($67.45)
    Central Staff Services: $347,000 ($56.13)
    Libraries: $84,000 ($13.59)
    Housing & Community Development: $59,000 ($9.54)
    Fire Protection: $56,000 ($9.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $55,000 ($8.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $36,000 ($5.82)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($5.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($3.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($0.97)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.65)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,683,000 ($272.24)
    Benefit Payments: $54,000 ($8.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $673,000 ($108.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $151,000 ($24.43)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($2.75)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($2.43)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($2.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,350,000 ($218.38)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,261,000 ($203.98)
    Parking Facilities: $42,000 ($6.79)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.65)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $19,000 ($3.07)
    Interest Revenue: $15,000 ($2.43)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $56,000 ($9.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($0.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $240,000 ($38.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $86,000 ($13.91)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($1.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,827,000 ($295.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $115,000 ($18.60)
    Housing & Community Development: $75,000 ($12.13)
    All Other: $12,000 ($1.94)
    General Support: $5,000 ($0.81)
  • Tax - Property: $887,000 ($143.48)
    Individual Income: $401,000 ($64.87)
    NEC: $394,000 ($63.73)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,220,000 ($1814.95)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,623,000 ($1718.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $597,000 ($96.57)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $217,000 ($35.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $91,000 ($14.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,404,000 ($1035.91)

3.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.26%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cambria County, PA  0.87% ($35,913 average AGI)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.23% ($35,463)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.19% ($57,607)


3.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($291 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cambria County, PA  0.79% ($21,680 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.29% ($36,365)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.23% ($31,597)

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.))

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Somerset, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 52
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 29,465
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,503
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 34,955

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&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS1McDonald's3
Cinnabon 2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks3
FedEx4Subway2
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Knights Inn1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Somerset, PA

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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Rick L. Leer (6)
  • Francis J. Clementi (2)
  • Daniel Leiss (2)
  • Michael E. Mort (2)
  • Michel J. Mccluskey (2)
  • Steven B. Addleman (1)
  • Roelof Devries (1)
  • Richard Andrew Holland (1)
  • Nathaniel F. Barbera (1)
  • Anne C. Sullivan (1)

Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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