Somerset, Vermont

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Population in July 2009: 5. Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: (80.0%)
Females: (20.0%)
Median resident age:  33.5 years
Vermont median age:  37.7 years

Median resident age: 33.5 years

Zip code: 05201

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Somerset: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1907 feet

Land area: 26.1 square miles.

Population density: 0.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Somerset, Vermont map
Somerset satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (44.9 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (106.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (152.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Glastenbury, VT (2.1 miles) , Searsburg, VT (2.2 miles) , Woodford, VT (2.6 miles ), Dover, VT (2.7 miles ), Wilmington, VT (2.9 miles ), Stratton, VT (2.9 miles) , Sunderland, VT (3.1 miles ), Wardsboro, VT (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.96 N, Longitude: 72.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+150.0%).

Average climate in Somerset, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Somerset town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 tornado 13.9 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerset-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from Somerset center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.6 miles away from Somerset center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Windham County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tropical Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Lyman Enos Knapp - 3rd Governor of District of Alaska.

Hospitals and medical centers near Somerset:

  • VERMONT VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • CRESCENT MANOR CARE CTRS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • VNA AND HOSPICE OF SVHC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • CENTERS FOR LIVING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • BENNINGTON CONVEALESCENT CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • BENNINGTON HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:

  • Williams College (about 21 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Keene State College (about 37 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 5,098)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 39 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 39 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 40 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 41 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 9,473)
  • Skidmore College (about 42 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,753)

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Cemetery: Somerset Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Shep Meadow (A), Somerset Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deer Cabin Brook (A), Castle Brook (B), Rake Branch (C), Glastenbury River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Windham 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 2013 was 60.1. This is better than average.

City:

60.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.13
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  1.0 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  9.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Somerset travel time to work - commute Somerset mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Somerset town (based on Windham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,7538
Mainline Protestant3,41238
Evangelical Protestant1,02613
Other64712
None30,675-
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
Windham County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Windham County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Windham County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

18.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Windham County:

22.6%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

13.3%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($168 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.10%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cheshire County, NH  0.65% ($30,754 average AGI)
from Windsor County, VT  0.47% ($25,261)
from Franklin County, MA  0.22% ($38,415)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($193 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.08%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cheshire County, NH  0.74% ($35,871 average AGI)
to Windsor County, VT  0.55% ($29,490)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.27% ($22,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBTN (1370 AM; 1 kW; BENNINGTON, VT; Owner: SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $235,000Total costs
  • 50Total average daily traffic
  • 75Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Summit Of Mount Snow (Lat: 42.959250 Lon: -72.922889), Call Sign: KYY820, Licensee ID: L00153794
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.5200 MHzGrant Date: 07/22/2015, Expiration Date: 09/28/2025Registrant: State Of Vermont, 103 S Main St, Waterbury, VT 05676, Phone: (800) 244-8721
  • Summit Mount Snow (Lat: 42.954250 Lon: -72.920389), Structure height: 29 m, Call Sign: WPDW585
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.405 MHz, 159.405 MHzGrant Date: 09/17/2013, Expiration Date: 11/29/2023Registrant: Vermont Dept Of Public Safety, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:
  • Summit Mount Snow (Lat: 42.954250 Lon: -72.920389), Structure height: 29 m, Call Sign: WPEF343
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.475 MHz, 151.475 MHzGrant Date: 12/17/2013, Expiration Date: 02/15/2024Registrant: Vt Department Public Safety, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2101, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5553, Email:
  • Summit Of Mount Snow (Lat: 42.954250 Lon: -72.920389), Call Sign: KSU620
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.025 MHz, 460.025 MHzGrant Date: 09/12/2015, Expiration Date: 11/21/2025Registrant: Vermont Dept Of Public Safety, 103 S. Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:
  • Mt Snow Summit (Lat: 42.959250 Lon: -72.922889), Call Sign: KSU621
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.275 MHz, 460.475 MHzGrant Date: 04/12/2014, Expiration Date: 06/09/2024Registrant: Vermont Dept Of Public Safety, 103 South Main, Waterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5215, Email:
  • Summit Of Mt Show (Lat: 42.959250 Lon: -72.922889), Call Sign: WQN791
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHzGrant Date: 06/10/2015, Expiration Date: 08/17/2025Registrant: Vermont Dept Of Public Safety, 103 S Main St, Waterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:
  • MT SNOW, Lat: 42.954250 Lon: -72.920389, Call Sign: WPWI278
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.160 MHzGrant Date: 09/28/2012, Expiration Date: 11/20/2022, Certifier: Terry LavalleyRegistrant: Vt Department Public Safety, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2101, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5553, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Mt Snow (Lat: 42.959222 Lon: -72.922861), Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WNER811
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.187 MHz, 928.187 MHzGrant Date: 03/24/1994, Expiration Date: 03/24/1999, Cancellation Date: 04/03/1996Registrant: Phone: (802) 828-2274
  • Mt Snow, Summit Of Mt Snow (Lat: 42.959528 Lon: -72.922611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WIS93
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.00 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 08/06/2022Registrant: State Of Vermont, 103 South Main St, Waterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:

Somerset compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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