Somerset County, Maryland (MD)

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County population in 2012: 26,253 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 24,747 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,431
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,198
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,829
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,159 (it was 2,532 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 327 sq. mi.

Water area: 283.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 80 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Somerset County: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 35%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Somerset County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (52.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (41.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 14,136  (49.9%)
Females: 12,334  (50.1%)
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Somerset County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Somerset County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,059 ($29,903 in 1999)

This county:

$33059
Maryland:

$72483

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $550 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $666)
This county:

$550
State:

$1072


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,040 (it was $76,500 in 2000)
Somerset:

$147,040
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,154 - $223,429
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,239
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 3,527

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2001: 43 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2002: 64 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2003: 115 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2004: 108 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2007: 105 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $157,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,425 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,311 (1.1%)

Somerset County household income distribution in 2009 Somerset County home values distribution Somerset County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.1%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% for other race residents, 36.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.9%
Somerset County:

26.9%
Maryland:

10.1%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for other race residents, 41.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Somerset County is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $657 a month.

Cities in this county include: Crisfield, Princess Anne, Eden, Mount Vernon, Deal Island, Fairmount, West Pocomoke, Chance, Smith Island, Dames Quarter.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Somerset County: Arden Station (A), Outdoor Sports Complex (B), Camp Somerset (C), Somerset County Landfill (D), Great Hope Golf Course (E), Long Point Light (F), Crisfield Country Club (G), West (H), Kings Creek (I), Somers Cove Lighthouse (J), Eastern Correctional Institution (K), Marion Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (L), Manokin Manor (M), Maryland State Police Barrack X - Princess Anne (N), Somerset County Sheriff's Department (O), William P Hytche Center (P), WESM Radio Station (Q), Waters Hall (R), Trigg Hall (S), Thomas and Briggs Arts and Technology (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Somerset County include: All Saints Church (A), Christ Church (B), Ebenezer Church (C), Grace Church (D), Handy Memorial Church (E), Highway Church (F), Holly Grove Church (G), Liberia Church (H), Moores Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: All Saints Cemetery (1), Sunny Ridge Memorial Park (2), Palmetto Cemetery (3), Perryhawkin Cemetery (4), Rehobeth Cemetery (5), Asbury Cemetery (6), Quindocqua Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Rock Pond (A), Great Point Pond (B), Acre Marsh (C), Marumsco Marsh (D), McCormick Swamp (E), Monie Marsh (F), Lawsons Marsh (G), Richardson Marsh (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Annemessex Creek (A), Big Jones Gut (B), Saint Peters Creek (C), Colbourn Creek (D), East Creek (E), Makitts Creek (F), Crooked Creek (G), Moore Branch (H), Stone Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Somerset County include: Pocomoke Sound Wildlife Management Area (1), Manokin Historic District (2), Cedar Island State Wildlife Management Area (3), Wellington State Wildlife Management Area (4), Janes Island State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Langford Sand (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Accomack County, Virginia , Wicomico County , Worcester County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Maryland:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,785
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 620 (36% naturalized citizens)

Somerset County:

2.5%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 220
  • 1990 to 1994: 183
  • 1985 to 1989: 84
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 32
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 22
  • 1965 to 1969: 68

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.8%

Somerset County marital status for males Somerset County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Somerset County with a mortgage: 2,352 (154 second mortgage, 230 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,662

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Somerset County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,75737
Evangelical Protestant1,71015
Black Protestant2872
Catholic851
Other531
None20,578-
Somerset County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Somerset County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Somerset County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Somerset County:

11.6%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

35.4%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Somerset County:

Average size of farms: 188 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $422,848
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $255.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.68%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $359,264
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,546
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.18
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.13%
Corn for grain: 13196 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4793 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19175 harvested acres
Vegetables: 399 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Somerset County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 30244730.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Somerset County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.0 miles away from Somerset County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 339.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from Somerset County center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 302.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Other Eastern Africa (16%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Other Western Africa (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Other Caribbean (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Somerset County (%):

  • United States or American (17%)
  • English (15%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • African (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Somerset County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,895 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,294 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 79 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 22 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 35 (0%)
  • Walked: 364 (4%)
  • Other means: 142 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 256 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Somerset County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 3,104 people in state prisons
  • 1,452 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 195 people in nursing homes
  • 96 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Somerset County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 3,240 people in state prisons
  • 2,095 people in college/university student housing
  • 198 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 84 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,128.

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maryland average:

6.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.54% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($17,847 average AGI)
2.24% relocated from other states ($10,519 average AGI)
Somerset County:

2.24%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wicomico County, MD  2.11% ($28,077 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MD  0.57% ($26,119)
from Accomack County, VA  0.34% ($28,840)
from Sussex County, DE  0.20% ($20,933)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.18% ($40,154)
from Prince George's County, MD  0.18% ($18,923)


7.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Maryland average:

6.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.57% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($16,511 average AGI)
2.56% relocated to other states ($11,508 average AGI)
Somerset County:

2.56%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wicomico County, MD  2.53% ($26,333 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MD  0.83% ($28,823)
to Sussex County, DE  0.21% ($27,688)
to Prince George's County, MD  0.20% ($20,133)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.20% ($19,133)
to Accomack County, VA  0.17% ($84,923)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.16% ($22,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Somerset County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Somerset County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Somerset County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,008 (3,387 aged, 621 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3224.680
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 390.520
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22584.39

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1017.600
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1067.900
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.61

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46.43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.87

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,819

Size of family households: 2,615 2-persons, 1,323 3-persons, 875 4-persons, 383 5-persons, 186 6-persons, 96 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,771 1-person, 423 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

2,442 married couples with children.
1,376 single-parent households (252 men, 1,124 women).

95.8% of residents of Somerset County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $167,178,000 ($6464 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,516,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,969,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,287,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,467,000
Federal grants: $52,706,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,011,000 ($4,456,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,737,000 ($5,427,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $26,344,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,227,000
Federal Government insurance: $156,238,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,388
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,434
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +187
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +979
Here:

+38 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Somerset County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 31
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,156
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,070
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,816
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,356
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,193
  • 1950 to 1959: 954
  • 1940 to 1949: 490
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,050
Rooms in houses/apartments in Somerset County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 587
  • 5 rooms: 1,414
  • 6 rooms: 1,416
  • 7 rooms: 1,056
  • 8 rooms: 620
  • 9+ rooms: 610
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 167
  • 3 rooms: 383
  • 4 rooms: 532
  • 5 rooms: 659
  • 6 rooms: 487
  • 7 rooms: 143
  • 8 rooms: 70
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Somerset County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 150
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,381
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,341
  • 4 bedrooms: 706
  • 5+ bedrooms: 245
  • no bedroom: 46
  • 1 bedroom: 538
  • 2 bedrooms: 981
  • 3 bedrooms: 807
  • 4 bedrooms: 130
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 426
  • 1 vehicle: 1,476
  • 2 vehicles: 2,557
  • 3 vehicles: 920
  • 4 vehicles: 361
  • 5+ vehicles: 89
  • no vehicle: 686
  • 1 vehicle: 1,184
  • 2 vehicles: 520
  • 3 vehicles: 119
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

63% of Somerset County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Maryland.

Somerset County:

62.5%
State average:

57.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Somerset County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36.9%)
  • Electricity (29.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.7%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (43.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.5%)
  • Utility gas (12.0%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 166
Here:

7.5%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 99
Here:

6.9%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 429
Here:

16.5%
Maryland:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Somerset County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $734,000
    Regular Highways: $265,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $196,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $38,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $26,311,000
    General - Other: $4,652,000
    Sewerage: $2,258,000
    Liquor Stores: $1,355,000
    Regular Highways: $1,347,000
    Corrections - Other: $992,000
    Parks & Recreation: $957,000
    Solid Waste Management: $939,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $866,000
    Transit Utilities: $858,000
    Central Staff Services: $768,000
    Police Protection: $759,000
    Health Services - Other: $528,000
    Fire Protection: $466,000
    General Public Buildings: $442,000
    Financial Administration: $338,000
    Housing & Community Development: $117,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $74,000
    Welfare - Other: $49,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $547,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $706,000
    Libraries: $261,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $225,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health: $489,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,117,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $595,000
    General - Other: $461,000
    Regular Highways: $102,000
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $30,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,773,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000

Somerset County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,287,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,107,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $643,000
    All Other: $533,000
    Parks & Recreation: $429,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $797,000
    Highways: $620,000
    Transit Utilities: $147,000
    General Support: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $94,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,655,000
    Interest Earnings: $448,000
    Rents: $81,000
    Special Assessments: $18,000
    Property Sale Other: $18,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,492,000
    Transit Utilities: $429,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $17,404,000
    All Other: $4,859,000
    Highways: $2,591,000
    Transit Utilities: $572,000
    Public Welfare: $172,000
    General Support: $126,000
    Housing & Community Development: $107,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,692,000
    Individual Income: $5,296,000
    NEC: $346,000
    Other Selective Sales: $32,000

Somerset County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $34,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $0
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,443,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,885,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $0
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $32,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $558,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $0
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $172,000

Somerset County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,141,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $32,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Somerset County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Somerset County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Most common first names in Somerset County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William31473.6 years
John27874.6 years
Mary26178.8 years
James21971.5 years
George18975.8 years
Charles16672.6 years
Robert16171.8 years
Margaret9879.5 years
Helen9878.7 years
Edward9572.2 years
Most common last names in Somerset County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sterling19777.5 years
Jones19575.8 years
Ward14876.3 years
Evans13975.0 years
Smith11876.9 years
Taylor10973.0 years
Tyler10076.6 years
White9776.9 years
Johnson8876.1 years
Williams7275.2 years
Businesses in Somerset County, MD
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Arby's1Pizza Hut2
Baskin-Robbins1Popeyes1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge2Subaru1
FedEx5Subway4
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value1
Hardee's2U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lowe's1

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