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Somerset County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2016: 26,144 (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. 2016 cost of living index in Somerset County: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (42.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 32%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Somerset County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (50.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (41.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years
Males: 14,085  (53.9%)
Females: 12,059  (46.1%)

Somerset County,MD real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Somerset County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,243 ($29,903 in 1999)

This county:

$37,243
Maryland:

$78,945

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $549 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $716)
This county:

$549
State:

$1160


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $139,289 (it was $76,500 in 2000)
Somerset:

$139,289
Maryland:

$306,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,726 - $225,938
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,205
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $486

Institutionalized population: 3,527

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 4
  • Thefts: 19
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 4
  • Thefts: 28
  • Auto thefts: 2
Somerset County, MD map from a distance

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
  • 2010: 48 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2011: 60 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2014: 48 buildings, average cost: $160,700
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,511 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,350 (1.2%)

Somerset County household income distribution in 2013 Somerset County home values distribution in 2013 Somerset County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 24.4%
Somerset County:

24.4%
Maryland:

9.7%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 50.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.2% for other race residents, 48.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.2 years old
(Males: 36.5 years old, Females: 38.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.6 years old, Black residents: 28.1 years old, American Indian residents: 37.9 years old, Asian residents: 40.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.9 years old, Other race residents: 36.4 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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Neighboring counties: Clark County, Kentucky , Mono County, California , Wayne County, Utah , Goochland County, Virginia , Rockbridge County, Virginia , Trimble County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Maryland:

5.0%

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: 79.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,391 (43.9% naturalized citizens)

Somerset County:

5.3%
Whole state:

15.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Somerset County population
  • 4182010 or later
  • 3452000 to 2009
  • 2671990 to 1999
  • 891980 to 1989
  • 381970 to 1979
  • 90Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 7,428
  • One, attached: 664
  • Two: 397
  • 3 or 4: 444
  • 5 to 9: 311
  • 10 to 19: 433
  • 20 to 49: 210
  • 50 or more: 138
  • Mobile homes: 1,162
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Somerset County with a mortgage: 2,935 (71 second mortgage, 313 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,456

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

73.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Somerset County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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

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:

  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3349: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3349, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 04, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4091: November 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4091, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3335: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3335, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 24, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4034: September 16, 2011, FEMA Id: 4034, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3251: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1492: September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: 1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 20, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1303: September 24, 1999, FEMA Id: 1303, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1081: January 11, 1996, FEMA Id: 1081, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Maryland Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3100: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3100, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Maryland Tropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-341: June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: 341, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (17%)
  • Turkey (12%)
  • Nigeria (12%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Sudan (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)
  • Ghana (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Somerset County


  • American (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • African (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Turkish (1%)

Somerset County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,568 (78.6%)
  • Carpooled: 506 (7.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 51 (0.7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 29 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 143 (2.0%)
  • Walked: 370 (5.2%)
  • Worked at home: 452 (6.4%)
Owners and renters by unit type
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%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> 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%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> 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 2014: 9.5

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 population in Somerset County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Somerset County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Somerset County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Somerset County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Somerset County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Somerset County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Somerset County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,974 (3,242 aged, 732 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 528 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Somerset County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (763)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (344)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (193)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (185)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (137)
  • Unspecified dementia (116)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (96)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (78)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (73)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (69)

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: 3,225
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 391
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,584

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,018
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,068
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,144
  • In family households: 15,565 (2,295 male householders, 2,869 female householders)
    3,177 spouses, 4,981 children (4,813 natural, 0 adopted, 151 stepchildren), 890 grandchildren, 324 brothers or sisters, 228 parents, 324 other relatives, 496 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,968 (1,424 male householders (1,175 living alone)), 1,818 female householders (1,520 living alone)), 715 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,581

Size of family households: 2,485 2-persons, 1,466 3-persons, 711 4-persons, 389 5-persons, 82 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,695 1-person, 490 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 14 5-persons.

1,690 married couples with children.
1,575 single-parent households (366 men, 1,209 women).

91.2% of residents of Somerset speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $167,178,000 ($6,464 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:

6.5
State:

7.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Somerset County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Somerset County population
  • 2332014 or later
  • 2782010 to 2013
  • 1,8362000 to 2009
  • 1,4101990 to 1999
  • 1,5061980 to 1989
  • 1,6611970 to 1979
  • 1,0251960 to 1969
  • 9331950 to 1959
  • 4141940 to 1949
  • 2,1031939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Somerset County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Somerset County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Somerset County population
  • 01 room
  • 82 rooms
  • 443 rooms
  • 4354 rooms
  • 1,1495 rooms
  • 1,1556 rooms
  • 9947 rooms
  • 6518 rooms
  • 9019+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Somerset County population
  • 1261 room
  • 1352 rooms
  • 6183 rooms
  • 7154 rooms
  • 7325 rooms
  • 3666 rooms
  • 2087 rooms
  • 608 rooms
  • 679+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Somerset County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Somerset County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Somerset County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 851 bedroom
  • 1,0222 bedrooms
  • 3,2813 bedrooms
  • 7234 bedrooms
  • 2225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Somerset County population
  • 121no bedroom
  • 5721 bedroom
  • 9752 bedrooms
  • 1,1333 bedrooms
  • 2114 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Somerset County population
  • 325no vehicle
  • 1,6391 vehicle
  • 1,9182 vehicles
  • 9303 vehicles
  • 3934 vehicles
  • 1435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Somerset County population
  • 686no vehicle
  • 1,5001 vehicle
  • 6992 vehicles
  • 1313 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

81.3% of Somerset County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Maryland.

Somerset County:

81.3%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 17,414
  • Other state: 7,120
  • Northeast: 2,760
  • Midwest: 613
  • South: 3,339
  • West: 412
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Somerset County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.1%Electricity
  • 24.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.8%Electricity
  • 10.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 270
Here:

13.6%
Maryland:

12.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 116
Here:

8.2%
Maryland:

13.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

2.7%
Maryland:

17.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

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:

  • Total number of recipients: 617
  • Number of aged recipients: 94
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 523
  • Number of recipients under 18: 100
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 370
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 147
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 266
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 244
Somerset County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Somerset County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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