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Somerset County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2016: 75,061 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 80,023 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,408
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,477
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,368
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,205 (it was 6,854 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 1075 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Somerset County: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.0%), Manufacturing (13.3%), Educational, health and social services (12.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Somerset County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years
Males: 38,762  (51.6%)
Females: 36,299  (48.4%)
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Somerset County,PA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Somerset County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,871 ($30,911 in 1999)
This county:

$43,871
Pennsylvania:

$56,907

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $423 (lower quartile is $325, upper quartile is $537)
This county:

$423
State:

$732


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $104,200 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Somerset:

$104,200
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,500 - $163,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $157,967
Here:

$157,967
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $48,099
Here:

$48,099
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $225,516
Here:

$225,516
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $695,289
Here:

$695,289
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $69,536
Here:

$69,536
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $55,792
Here:

$55,792
State:

$63,841

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $279,048
Here:

$279,048
State:

$105,994

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,003
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $400

Institutionalized population: 4,335
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 221 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 1998: 193 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 1999: 217 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2000: 210 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2001: 203 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2002: 184 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2003: 208 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2004: 223 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2005: 131 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2006: 98 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2007: 155 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 123 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2009: 67 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2010: 108 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2012: 46 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2013: 69 buildings, average cost: $236,900
  • 2014: 55 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2015: 104 buildings, average cost: $245,900
  • 2016: 63 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2017: 67 buildings, average cost: $222,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Somerset, PA residents
Average permit cost in Somerset, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,391 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,092 (1.3%)

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: 13.4%
Somerset County:

13.4%
Pennsylvania:

12.9%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 5.3% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.7 years old
(Males: 44.5 years old, Females: 47.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.8 years old, Black residents: 30.5 years old, American Indian residents: 44.4 years old, Asian residents: 32.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.7 years old, Other race residents: 49.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Somerset County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $491 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.

Cities in this county include: Somerset, Windber, Meyersdale, Berlin, Friedens, Boswell, Central City, Davidsville, Paint, Jerome.

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: Cambria County , White Pine County, Nevada , Hancock County, Illinois , Richmond County, New York , Madison County, Ohio , Montgomery County, Indiana , Washington County, Colorado .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,978
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 829 (54.0% naturalized citizens)

Somerset County:

1.1%
Whole state:

6.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2302010 or later
  • 1172000 to 2009
  • 781990 to 1999
  • 831980 to 1989
  • 851970 to 1979
  • 198Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,184
  • One, attached: 2,543
  • Two: 1,052
  • 3 or 4: 484
  • 5 to 9: 1,127
  • 10 to 19: 919
  • 20 to 49: 538
  • 50 or more: 295
  • Mobile homes: 4,755

Housing units in Somerset County with a mortgage: 10,698 (102 second mortgage, 1,341 home equity loan, 71 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,861

Here:

47.6% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Somerset County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant20,67891
Evangelical Protestant13,61193
Catholic10,29815
Other1,0225
Orthodox3435
None31,790-
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: 18
Somerset County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Somerset County:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Somerset County:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

29.1%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Somerset County:

Average size of farms: 187 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $55,112
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $90.98
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,920
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,206
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 39.53%
Corn for grain: 14057 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 138 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1478 harvested acres
Vegetables: 187 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 139 acres

Earthquake activity:

Somerset County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from Somerset County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 157.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 291.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from Somerset County center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.3 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:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4099: January 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4099, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Severe Storms, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 31, 1998 to June 02, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1219: June 08, 1998, FEMA Id: 1219, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)

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


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Other South Central Asia (16%)
  • Laos (10%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Nepal (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Somerset County


  • German (39%)
  • American (12%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Slovak (2%)

Somerset County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,876 (80.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,466 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 325 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 841 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,663 (6.1%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 2,142 people in state prisons
  • 808 people in nursing homes
  • 258 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 97 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 74 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 3,590 people in state prisons
  • 659 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 147 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,605.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


3.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,514 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.59%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.15% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($22,239 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($18,276 average AGI)
Somerset County:

1.44%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cambria County, PA  0.84% ($31,843 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.30% ($74,943)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.27% ($43,400)
to Fayette County, PA  0.12% ($37,243)
to Bedford County, PA  0.11% ($43,563)
to Allegany County, MD  0.07% ($40,143)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Somerset County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Somerset County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Somerset County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
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: 16,271 (13,869 aged, 2,402 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 975 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,324)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,318)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (725)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (627)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (566)
  • Congestive heart failure (515)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (460)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (326)
  • Unspecified dementia (313)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (261)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,772
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 322
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,695

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 934
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,147
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 66.8
  • Other - 47.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 75,061
  • In family households: 59,232 (10,360 male householders, 8,985 female householders)
    15,756 spouses, 18,952 children (17,720 natural, 266 adopted, 966 stepchildren), 1,229 grandchildren, 402 brothers or sisters, 1,665 parents, 515 other relatives, 1,368 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,708 (4,433 male householders (3,995 living alone)), 5,411 female householders (5,108 living alone)), 864 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,121

Size of family households: 10,199 2-persons, 3,823 3-persons, 3,504 4-persons, 1,036 5-persons, 522 6-persons, 261 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,103 1-person, 694 2-persons, 47 3-persons.

9,367 married couples with children.
3,033 single-parent households (1,028 men, 2,005 women).

95.7% of residents of Somerset speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $538,315,000 ($6,770 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $61,825,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $227,066,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $132,629,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,048,000
Federal grants: $101,869,000
Federal procurement contracts: $58,623,000 ($54,906,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,079,000 ($907,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,192,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,343,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,268,000

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

Births: 4,077
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,984
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +88
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -216
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Somerset County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 32.44 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • 2292014 or later
  • 7842010 to 2013
  • 2,4612000 to 2009
  • 3,4331990 to 1999
  • 4,1781980 to 1989
  • 6,3001970 to 1979
  • 4,3121960 to 1969
  • 3,6221950 to 1959
  • 2,3471940 to 1949
  • 10,2311939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • 91 room
  • 712 rooms
  • 2843 rooms
  • 1,8304 rooms
  • 4,3055 rooms
  • 5,7146 rooms
  • 4,4567 rooms
  • 2,7858 rooms
  • 3,1059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • 301 room
  • 3172 rooms
  • 1,0323 rooms
  • 1,2534 rooms
  • 1,3855 rooms
  • 1,0146 rooms
  • 6907 rooms
  • 3338 rooms
  • 5769+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • 66no bedroom
  • 3251 bedroom
  • 4,7722 bedrooms
  • 12,7273 bedrooms
  • 3,6404 bedrooms
  • 1,0295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • 30no bedroom
  • 1,5741 bedroom
  • 2,0892 bedrooms
  • 1,9633 bedrooms
  • 8454 bedrooms
  • 1295+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 716no vehicle
  • 6,3041 vehicle
  • 9,8302 vehicles
  • 3,9963 vehicles
  • 1,2944 vehicles
  • 4195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,422no vehicle
  • 3,0671 vehicle
  • 1,5052 vehicles
  • 4363 vehicles
  • 1114 vehicles
  • 895+ vehicles

91.3% of Somerset County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Pennsylvania.

Somerset County:

91.3%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 63,501
  • Other state: 10,342
  • Northeast: 1,879
  • Midwest: 1,506
  • South: 5,545
  • West: 1,412
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
  • 40.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.0%Utility gas
  • 14.8%Electricity
  • 13.5%Coal or coke
  • 6.5%Wood
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 35.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 28.0%Utility gas
  • 24.2%Electricity
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 3.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 883
Here:

15.5%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 285
Here:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 140
Here:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

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 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $3,350,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $957,000
    General - Other: $781,000
    Air Transportation: $191,000
    Regular Highways: $168,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $12,000,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,118,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,532,000
    General - Other: $2,473,000
    Financial Administration: $1,991,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,522,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,461,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,441,000
    Police Protection: $601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $535,000
    Regular Highways: $311,000
    Air Transportation: $232,000
    Libraries: $127,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,388,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,425,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,085,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,450,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,093,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Regular Highways: $27,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,220,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $804,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,059,000
    Other: $935,000
    Highways: $354,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,487,000
    Other Selective Sales: $807,000
    Other License: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,298,000

Somerset County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $3,350,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $957,000
    General - Other: $781,000
    Air Transportation: $191,000
    Regular Highways: $168,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $12,000,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,118,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,532,000
    General - Other: $2,473,000
    Financial Administration: $1,991,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,522,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,461,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,441,000
    Police Protection: $601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $535,000
    Regular Highways: $311,000
    Air Transportation: $232,000
    Libraries: $127,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,388,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,425,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,085,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,450,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,093,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Regular Highways: $27,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,220,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $804,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,059,000
    Other: $935,000
    Highways: $354,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,487,000
    Other Selective Sales: $807,000
    Other License: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,298,000

Somerset County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $3,350,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $957,000
    General - Other: $781,000
    Air Transportation: $191,000
    Regular Highways: $168,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $12,000,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,118,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,532,000
    General - Other: $2,473,000
    Financial Administration: $1,991,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,522,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,461,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,441,000
    Police Protection: $601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $535,000
    Regular Highways: $311,000
    Air Transportation: $232,000
    Libraries: $127,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,388,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,425,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,085,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,450,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,093,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Regular Highways: $27,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,220,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $804,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,059,000
    Other: $935,000
    Highways: $354,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,487,000
    Other Selective Sales: $807,000
    Other License: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,298,000

Somerset County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $3,350,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $957,000
    General - Other: $781,000
    Air Transportation: $191,000
    Regular Highways: $168,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $12,000,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,118,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,532,000
    General - Other: $2,473,000
    Financial Administration: $1,991,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,522,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,461,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,441,000
    Police Protection: $601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $535,000
    Regular Highways: $311,000
    Air Transportation: $232,000
    Libraries: $127,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,388,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,425,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,085,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,450,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,093,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Regular Highways: $27,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,220,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $804,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,059,000
    Other: $935,000
    Highways: $354,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,487,000
    Other Selective Sales: $807,000
    Other License: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,298,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,278
  • Number of aged recipients: 184
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,094
  • Number of recipients under 18: 371
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,440
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 467
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 867
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,030
Somerset County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunk persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Somerset County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunk persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 20 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 ORIGINATED78$68,410759$82,4082,577$72,265730$31,9584$77,250363$94,044
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$75,50080$66,800431$75,10965$28,5850$028$75,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$74,267216$60,5881,213$71,960233$21,5240$068$69,691
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$59,00091$77,978635$79,94245$42,9560$042$85,571
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$43,00019$83,52667$82,09013$51,1540$011$95,636
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED225$88,920162$96,21027$116,815
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$77,37066$89,13610$93,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$97,3337$93,2860$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$62,8006$100,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$59,0000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somerset, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somerset, PA - Value
Most common first names in Somerset County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,21275.3 years
Mary1,20880.6 years
William72175.0 years
Charles62575.0 years
Robert59070.9 years
James54174.1 years
George51475.5 years
Anna48481.8 years
Joseph47274.9 years
Margaret45681.5 years
Most common last names in Somerset County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller70277.4 years
Shaffer28378.2 years
Walker26978.3 years
Smith22274.0 years
Brant19278.7 years
Shaulis17377.6 years
Snyder16276.0 years
Baker15176.9 years
Schrock14579.4 years
Bittner13977.5 years
Businesses in Somerset County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Burger King2MasterBrand Cabinets4
CVS1McDonald's3
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 2Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks3
FedEx4Subway6
Ford3Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block2True Value4
Hilton1U-Haul3
Jones New York1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's1

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"