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Somerset township, PA map Land area: 32.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,701 (6% urban, 94% rural)
Males: 1,353  (50.1%)
Females: 1,348  (49.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,698 (2,336 owner occupied, 362 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

29%


Races in Somerset township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.7%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.8
Median age of females: 42.2

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Average household size: 2.57

Somerset township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $55,723 ($43,594 in 1999)
This township:

$55,723
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $455, upper quartile is $614)
Here:

$504
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $139,768 (it was $92,100 in 2000)
Somerset township:

$139,768
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,221 - $202,040

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $220,674
Here:

$220,674
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $132,900
Here:

$132,900
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $59,473
Here:

$59,473
State:

$35,442
Population density: 84 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

9.5%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Somerset township: Chippewa Golf Course (A), Rolling Green (B), Hern (C), Radio Park (D), Lil Tots Day Care Center (E), Somerset Township Municipal Building (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Somerset township: Pigeon Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: United Presbyterian Cemetery (1), Pigeon Creek Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Eightyfour (A), Faithful Green Lake (B), Pond E (C), Mortons Lake (D), Mine Number Sixty Reservoir (E), Bentleyville Reservoir (F), Active Sludge Pond (G), Lake Calydon (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: South Branch Pigeon Creek (A), Center Branch Pigeon Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (38% naturalized citizens)

Somerset township:  0.3%
State:  4.1%

71% of Somerset township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 2365
  • Northeast: 49
  • Midwest: 96
  • South: 134
  • West: 40

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Somerset township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 874
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 19
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • 10 to 19: 14
  • 20 to 49: 2
  • Mobile homes: 210

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,800


Housing units in Somerset township with a mortgage: 276 (27 second mortgage, 72 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 272

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 17
  • 1995 to 1998: 53
  • 1990 to 1994: 42
  • 1980 to 1989: 123
  • 1970 to 1979: 239
  • 1960 to 1969: 171
  • 1950 to 1959: 163
  • 1940 to 1949: 48
  • 1939 or earlier: 276

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Somerset township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 57
  • 5 rooms: 248
  • 6 rooms: 251
  • 7 rooms: 137
  • 8 rooms: 120
  • 9 or more rooms: 57

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 48
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Somerset township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 189
  • 3 bedrooms: 552
  • 4 bedrooms: 105
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 80
  • 3 bedrooms: 48
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 219
  • 2 vehicles: 397
  • 3 vehicles: 193
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5 or more vehicles: 25

Cars and other vehicles available in Somerset township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 62
  • 2 vehicles: 69
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Somerset township:

  • German (26.1%)
  • Italian (14.6%)
  • Irish (10.4%)
  • English (9.3%)
  • Polish (8.5%)
  • United States or American (5.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.1%)

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

  • Canada (63%)
  • Netherlands (38%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,198 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 109 (8%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 20 (1%)
  • Other means: 9 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

96.6% of residents of Somerset township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (14% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 45% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,695
  • In family households: 2,407 (682 male householders, 135 female householders)
    669 spouses, 753 children (695 natural, 3 adopted, 55 stepchildren), 27 grandchildren, 19 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 43 other relatives, 44 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 288 (97 male householders (79 living alone)), 143 female householders (123 living alone)), 48 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 377 2-persons, 199 3-persons, 164 4-persons, 54 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 202 1-person, 29 2-persons, 9 3-persons,

456 married couples with children.
77 single-parent households (20 men, 57 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

14.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Somerset township:

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