Somerset, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 11,423 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 5,454  (47.7%)
Females: 5,969  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42501.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $24,448 (it was $22,362 in 2000)
Somerset:

$24,448
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,760 (it was $14,048 in 2000)

Somerset city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,258 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Somerset:

$112,258
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $158,569; detached houses: $176,835; townhouses or other attached units: $136,140; in 2-unit structures: $167,771; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,734; mobile homes: $53,608

Median gross rent in 2017: $589.

March 2019 cost of living index in Somerset: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.7%
(34.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.5% for Black residents, 49.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Somerset, KY (2010)
    • 10,12090.4%White alone
    • 4143.7%Hispanic
    • 3873.5%Black alone
    • 1601.4%Two or more races
    • 760.7%Asian alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone
    • 140.1%Other race alone
    • 50.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Somerset detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 72 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, Kentucky as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Somerset is 159 to 1.


Crime rates in Somerset by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
1
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
1
(8.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(33.2)
5
(40.9)
6
(48.6)
2
(16.1)
8
(63.6)
8
(65.2)
6
(53.2)
9
(79.5)
5
(44.0)
5
(43.5)
1
(8.7)
3
(26.1)
4
(34.7)
9
(78.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(149.4)
15
(122.6)
8
(64.8)
12
(96.5)
13
(103.4)
20
(163.1)
12
(106.4)
15
(132.5)
11
(96.9)
12
(104.3)
11
(95.9)
8
(69.7)
10
(86.7)
11
(96.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(207.5)
20
(163.5)
13
(105.3)
11
(88.4)
16
(127.3)
5
(40.8)
7
(62.1)
12
(106.0)
7
(61.7)
14
(121.7)
19
(165.6)
11
(95.8)
8
(69.4)
9
(78.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
117
(970.9)
85
(695.0)
89
(721.0)
94
(755.7)
71
(564.8)
112
(913.1)
114
(1,011)
86
(759.4)
71
(625.4)
70
(608.5)
88
(767.0)
79
(688.0)
N/A54
(471.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
515
(4,274)
358
(2,927)
468
(3,791)
562
(4,518)
438
(3,484)
558
(4,549)
572
(5,074)
517
(4,565)
391
(3,444)
555
(4,825)
443
(3,861)
303
(2,639)
172
(1,492)
145
(1,266)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(273.8)
8
(65.4)
15
(121.5)
19
(152.8)
13
(103.4)
16
(130.4)
12
(106.4)
18
(158.9)
18
(158.6)
24
(208.6)
21
(183.0)
41
(357.1)
25
(216.8)
48
(419.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(33.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A3
(23.9)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.9)
5
(44.2)
1
(8.8)
3
(26.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(34.8)
2
(17.3)
2
(17.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)373.7289.5291.2305.4310.5365.6386.9373.0270.9360.1309.1243.3210.0242.0

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City-data.com crime index in Somerset, KY

Crime rate in Somerset detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 45 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (53.3%), English (6.8%), Irish (5.3%), German (3.1%), European (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/16/1883

Land area: 11.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,013 people per square mile   (low).

Somerset, Kentucky map

143 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $780 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $698 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (65.8 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (367.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ferguson, KY (1.1 miles ),
Burnside, KY (2.5 miles ),
Science Hill, KY (2.6 miles ),
Nancy, KY (3.2 miles ),
Mount Victory, KY (3.2 miles ),
Shopville, KY (3.5 miles ),
Eubank, KY (3.7 miles ),
Mill Springs, KY (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.08 N, Longitude: 84.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,691 (+111.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,473 (64.6%)

Area code: 606

Distribution of median household income in Somerset, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Somerset, KY in 2017
Somerset satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2004: 70 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $436,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $57,900
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $57,900
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $57,900
  • 2016: 28 buildings, average cost: $86,600
  • 2017: 31 buildings, average cost: $86,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Somerset, KY residents
Average permit cost in Somerset, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Somerset, KY
Historical housing units in Somerset, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +249 (+2.2%).
Most common industries in Somerset, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Somerset, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.8%)

Average climate in Somerset, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Somerset, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Somerset city center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 13.8 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 113 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerset-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 202.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.8 miles away from Somerset center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from Somerset center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerset topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Somerset:

  • HOSPICE OF LAKE CUMBERLAND (100 PARKWAY DRIVE)
  • LAKE CUMBERLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 305 LANGDON STREET)
  • OAKWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER (2441 SOUTH HIGHWAY 27)
  • CUMBERLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (200 NORFLEET DRIVE)
  • SOMERSET NURSING AND REHABILITATION FACILITY (106 GOVER STREET)
  • FMC - SOMERSET (119 TRADE PARK DRIVE)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (1406 SOUTH HIGHWAY 27, SUITE B)
  • LIFELINE HEALTH CARE OF PULASKI (600 1/2 CLIFTY STREET, SUITES 2 AND 3)

Airports and heliports located in Somerset:

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College/University in Somerset:

  • Somerset Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,698; Location: 808 Monticello Street; Public; Website: www.somerset.kctcs.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Somerset:

  • University of the Cumberlands (about 35 miles; Williamsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,585)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 39 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 45 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 49 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 64 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 66 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • University of Kentucky (about 66 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)

Public high schools in Somerset:

Private high schools in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 306, Location: 815 GRAND CENTRAL BLVD, Grades: PK-12)
  • SALINE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 74, Location: 2685 W HIGHWAY 80, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Somerset:

See full list of schools located in Somerset

Library in Somerset:

  • PULASKI COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,163,329; Location: 304 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 95,462 books; 1,996 e-books; 6,002 audio materials; 6,601 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 241 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Nancy is also a city conected with Somerset, it also has it's own elementary school, Nancy Elementary. It is off of the western part of somerset.
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  • CITY OF SOMERSET WEB PAGE. CITYOFSOMERSET.COM

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Somerset: Somerset Golf Course (A), Somerset Fire Department Substation (B), Somerset Fire Department (C), Oakwood Training Center (D), Somerset - Pulaski County Rescue Squad South Station (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Somerset: Mount Olive Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Mount Olive Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Allen Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Millsprings Battlefield Association (Historical Places & Services; 451 Clifty Road), Finley's Fun Center - Party Central (Amusement & Theme Parks; 75 Commercial Drive), Little Roni's (Amusement & Theme Parks; 75 Commercial Drive), Finley's Fun Center - FFC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 75 Commercial Drive), Travel By Design (Tours & Charters; 41 Jordan's Way).

Hotels: Country Inn-Suites Somerset (515 N Highway 27), Super 8 Motel (601 South Highway 27), Budget Inn (1564 South Highway 27), Hillcrest Motel (1475 West Highway 80), Landmark Inn (1201 South Highway 27), Knights Inn (1532 South Highway 27), Travel By Design (41 Jordan's Way), Somerset Lodge (1532 South Hwy 27), Days Inn of Somerset (125 North Highway 27).

Courts: Juvenile Justice (67 Eagle Creek Drive), Pulaski County - County Court Clerk (Courthouse), Kentucky Commonwealth - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Court Designated Wo (Courthouse), Kentucky Commonwealth - District Court Judges (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Edwin P. Morrow - Politician, John Sherman Cooper - Politician, Bud Foster - Football player and coach, Jack I. Gregory - General, Red Roberts (American football) - Football coach, Tommy Lee Wallace - Film director, Josh Anderson (baseball) - Baseball player, John K. Stargel - Politician, Monte Montague - Actor.

Pulaski County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerset and their reported violations in the past:

WESTERN PULASKI CO WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 23,264, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-19-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014)
  • One regular monitoring violation
GRAND VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK (Serves MI, Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-10-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUL-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerset that have no violations reported:

  • SOMERSET WATER SERVICE (Population served: 29,700, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • SOUTHEASTERN WATER ASSOC/NELSON VALLEY (Population served: 21,895, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2010:

  • 428 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 227 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 163 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2000:

  • 415 people in nursing homes
  • 397 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 155 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Somerset (2011 data):

  • The Citizens National Bank of Somerset: The Citizens National Bank Of Somers, Citizens 27 Branch, Somerset Mall Branch, Waitsboro Branch, Coffman Building Branch, Plaza Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $329.4 mil, Deposits: $267.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • First & Farmers National Bank, Inc.: Somerset Plaza Branch, Somerset North Main Street Branch, Grand Central Branch, at 100 Public Square. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $471.0 mil, Deposits: $396.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Albany Bancorp, Inc.
  • Cumberland Security Bank, Inc.: at 107 South Main Street, South Branch, Somerset Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $157.9 mil, Deposits: $124.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Commerce Bancorp, Inc.
  • FORCHT BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Somerset - Clifty Branch, Somerset - Main, Somerset - Waitsboro. Info updated 2008/01/08: Bank assets: $992.1 mil, Deposits: $796.4 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Forcht Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Somerset Main Branch, Highway 27 Branch, Langdon Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The Monticello Banking Company: Somerset North Branch at 475 East Highway 80, branch established on 1999/05/17; Somerset South Branch at 3653 South Highway 27, branch established on 2004/11/10. Info updated 2010/11/02: Bank assets: $591.7 mil, Deposits: $535.7 mil, headquarters in Monticello, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Monticello Bankshares, Inc.
  • First Southern National Bank: Somerset Branch at 15 North Highway 27, branch established on 1883/03/03; Lincoln/Pulaski Courier Ser. Branch at 15 North Highway 27, branch established on 1997/08/04. Info updated 2011/04/18: Bank assets: $675.9 mil, Deposits: $573.0 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Somerset North Branch at 239 North Highway 27, branch established on 1997/07/21; Somerset South Branch at 3809 South Highway 27, branch established on 1995/01/05. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust Company: Somerset Lodge Branch at 1520 S Hwy 27, branch established on 2002/07/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $407.2 mil, Deposits: $333.8 mil, headquarters in East Bernstadt, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Cumberland Valley Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Somerset:

Marital status in Somerset, KY
  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Somerset
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Somerset, KY (based on Pulaski County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,865134
Mainline Protestant3,58924
Catholic7251
Other5343
Black Protestant2732
None26,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
This county:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Pulaski County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Pulaski County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
This county:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Pulaski County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

29.8%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

11.1%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.3%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Somerset:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Somerset:

12.7%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.9%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Somerset:

76.5%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Somerset, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 53$176,122$39,8778$10,407
Police Protection - Officers 37$127,036$41,2010$0
Water Supply 25$71,659$34,3960$0
Firefighters 24$164,787$82,3948$19,997
Sewerage 22$70,656$38,5400$0
Gas Supply 21$65,361$37,3490$0
Solid Waste Management 19$47,871$30,2340$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 14$44,751$38,3580$0
Parks and Recreation 13$37,911$34,9956$4,369
Financial Administration 12$36,602$36,6020$0
Streets and Highways 8$24,446$36,6691$990
Other Government Administration 5$25,387$60,92912$14,107
Judicial and Legal 1$6,720$80,6400$0
Police - Other 0$0 3$3,138
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 254$899,309$42,48738$53,008

Somerset government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $4,922,000 ($430.89)
    Gas Utilities: $47,000 ($4.11)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $17,549,000 ($1536.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,626,000 ($492.52)
    Water Utilities: $4,205,000 ($368.12)
    Central Staff Services: $3,030,000 ($265.25)
    Sewerage: $2,883,000 ($252.39)
    Police Protection: $2,665,000 ($233.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,263,000 ($198.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,996,000 ($174.74)
    Regular Highways: $1,091,000 ($95.51)
    Natural Resources - Other: $931,000 ($81.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $538,000 ($47.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $63,000 ($5.52)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($5.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $554,000 ($48.50)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Gas Utilities: $1,950,000 ($170.71)
    Other - General - Other: $115,000 ($10.07)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Gas Utilities: $4,000 ($0.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $197,000 ($17.25)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($4.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($1.93)
    Gas Utilities: $20,000 ($1.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,340,000 ($1080.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $488,000 ($42.72)

Somerset government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $5,162,000 ($451.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,655,000 ($319.97)
    Sewerage: $2,743,000 ($240.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,402,000 ($122.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,896,000 ($341.07)
    Other: $67,000 ($5.87)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($3.76)
    Highways: $17,000 ($1.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,407,000 ($123.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($7.09)
    Sale of Property: $26,000 ($2.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($0.70)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $22,934,000 ($2007.70)
    Water Utilities: $7,012,000 ($613.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $246,000 ($21.54)
    Other: $226,000 ($19.78)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($1.31)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,616,000 ($229.01)
    Property: $2,299,000 ($201.26)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,778,000 ($155.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $662,000 ($57.95)
    Corporation Net Income: $586,000 ($51.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $318,000 ($27.84)
    Other License: $69,000 ($6.04)

Somerset government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,547,000 ($4425.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,650,000 ($4258.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,432,000 ($1000.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,535,000 ($834.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,620,000 ($667.08)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,520,000 ($658.32)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000 ($8.75)

Somerset government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,225,000 ($1507.92)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,755,000 ($853.98)

5.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,469 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wayne County, KY  0.40% ($31,058 average AGI)
from McCreary County, KY  0.34% ($28,918)
from Fayette County, KY  0.25% ($31,000)


4.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,635 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wayne County, KY  0.37% ($32,861 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.30% ($40,406)
to Lincoln County, KY  0.27% ($30,544)
Businesses in Somerset, KY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger2
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Furniture4
Arby's2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Best Western1Mazda1
Big O Tires1McDonald's2
Blockbuster2New Balance1
Burger King2Nike2
CVS1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Office Depot1
ColorTyme1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen2Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza1Red Roof Inn1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid1
FedEx6Ruby Tuesday1
Ford1Rue211
GNC1SAS Shoes1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In1
Goodwill2Sears1
H&R Block2Subway1
Hardee's2Super 81
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS15
Honda1Vans2
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's2
Kmart1White Castle1
Knights Inn1

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WTLO (1480 AM; 1 kW; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSFC (1240 AM; 1 kW; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKEQ (910 AM; 0 kW; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W277AA (103.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WKII-FM (102.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W255AO (98.9 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WHAY (105.9 FM; WHITLEY CITY, KY; Owner: TIM LAVENDER)
  • WJRS (104.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)

TV broadcast stations around Somerset:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Somerset fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 479ft / 146mTotal length
  • $1,554,000Total costs
  • 215,175Total average daily traffic
  • 17,524Total average daily truck traffic
  • 164,631Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Somerset, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 182000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Somerset, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Somerset)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 189 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Somerset, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 145 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerset)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Somerset)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 182. The highest number of reported fires - 261 took place in 2002, and the least - 133 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Somerset, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.8%), and Outside Fires (36.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Somerset, KY
    • 1,26340.8%Structure Fires
    • 1,11536.0%Outside Fires
    • 51616.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2036.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somerset, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, Kentucky:

  • Knights Inn, 1532 S Hwy 27, Somerset, Kentucky 42501 , Phone: (606) 678-4195, Fax: (606) 679-3299
  • Comfort Inn, 82 Jolin Dr, Somerset, Kentucky 42503 , Phone: (606) 677-1500, Fax: (606) 677-0709
  • America's Best Value Inn, 125 N Hwy 27, Somerset, Kentucky 42501 , Phone: (606) 678-2052, Fax: (606) 678-8477
  • Super 8 Somerset, 601 S Hwy 27, Somerset, Kentucky 42501 , Phone: (606) 679-9279, Fax: (606) 679-9281
  • Hampton Inn, 4141 S Hwy 27, Somerset, Kentucky 42501 , Phone: (606) 676-8855, Fax: (606) 676-0999
  • Country Inn & Suites, 515 N Hwy 27, Somerset, Kentucky 42501 , Phone: (606) 679-3711, Fax: (606) 679-3721
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 50 Stevie Lynn Dr, Somerset, Kentucky 42503 , Phone: (606) 425-4444, Fax: (606) 425-4343
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 240 North Hwy 27, Somerset, Kentucky 42503 , Phone: (606) 678-2023, Fax: (606) 678-3055
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerset, Kentucky
Most common first names in Somerset, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James29771.5 years
William27373.7 years
John21575.3 years
Mary21179.0 years
Robert18571.9 years
Charles14771.2 years
George13276.9 years
Ruth7177.1 years
Dorothy5976.0 years
Henry5876.9 years
Most common last names in Somerset, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Phelps14372.5 years
Meece12675.2 years
Smith11976.5 years
Jones11677.3 years
Sears10676.4 years
Wilson9976.6 years
Burton9473.5 years
Brown8176.6 years
Whitaker8075.3 years
Mounce8076.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Somerset, KY
  • 61.3%Utility gas
  • 34.4%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Somerset, KY
  • 66.4%Electricity
  • 31.3%Utility gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Somerset compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Somerset on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #99 (42501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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