Somerset, Kentucky Population 2020

11,626
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Somerset is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 11,626, it is the 35th largest city in Kentucky and the 2787th largest city in the United States. Somerset is currently growing at a rate of 0.61% annually and its population has increased by 3.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,196 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Somerset has a population density of 992 people per square mile.

The average household income in Somerset is $42,177 with a poverty rate of 33.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $641 per month, and the median house value is $100,700. The median age in Somerset is 39.1 years, 36.1 years for males, and 42.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.4 males.

Somerset Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Somerset was:

  • White: 95.15%
  • Black or African American: 2.50%
  • Two or more races: 1.95%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Somerset, Kentucky is 11,626, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,486.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,196.

Somerset, Kentucky Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202065,1552660.41%
201964,8892660.41%
201864,6232660.41%
201764,3573320.52%
201664,0251670.26%
201563,858-4-0.01%
201463,862690.11%
201363,7932700.42%
201263,523130.02%
201163,5103200.50%
201063,1900.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,82495.15%
Black or African American2842.50%
Two or More Races2221.95%
Some Other Race460.40%
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Somerset Population Pyramid 2020

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Somerset Median Age

39.1


Total

36.1


Male

42.4


Female

Somerset Adults

There are 8,712 adults, (2,045 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female

6,037

53.07%

Male

5,339

46.93%

Somerset Households and Families

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerset Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.3%31.7%
Male64.2%35.8%
All47.2%52.8%
Non Family38.4%61.6%
Female27.6%72.4%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5172.3347.2
Non Family2,0101.2338.4
Married1,5193.2868.3
Female8543.1127.6
Male1342.9764.2

3.09

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Somerset Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade92211.75%
9th to 12th Grade7769.89%
High School Graduate2,76035.16%
Some College1,70221.68%
Associates Degree5907.52%
Bachelors Degree6918.80%
Graduate Degree4095.21%
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Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,2905,7641,050
Hispanic26516425
Black25418325
Multiple Races5353
Other Race1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.40%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,257$32,004$25,878
Less Than High School$19,531$$
High School Grad$22,422$23,382$20,417
Some College$27,404$39,181$23,617
Bachelors Degree$39,940$46,675$30,885
Graduate Degree$55,809$55,655$56,058

$28,257

Average Earnings

$32,004

Average Male

$25,878

Average Female

Somerset Language

Somerset Language by Age

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Somerset Language

98.51% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 1.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Somerset Poverty

Somerset Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,5923,18533.20%
Hispanic55224744.75%
Multiple22210848.65%
Black2272310.13%

33.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.45%

Male Poverty Rate

35.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Multiple, with 48.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Black, with 10.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.74%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School52.37%
High School28.84%
Some College26.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed53.66%
Female Unemployed19.44%
Female Employed18.96%
Male Employed16.74%

Somerset Income

Somerset Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,227$42,177
Families$39,456$54,243
Married Families$59,821-
Non Families$17,355$25,839
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Somerset Marital Status

Somerset Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset Married by Age and Sex

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Somerset Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Somerset Marital Status by Race

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Somerset Veterans

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660

Number of Veterans

564

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam332
First Gulf War185
Second Gulf War75
Korea74
World War II20
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74216
35 to 54186
75+140
55 to 64111
18 to 347
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5606.75%
Black8432.43%
Hispanic164.79%
Other1676.19%

Somerset Veterans by Education

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15.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Employment Status

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46.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.1%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.84%

Born in Kentucky

97.07%

Native Born

2.93%

Foreign Born

2.37%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.07% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 75.84% having been born in Kentucky. 2.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,626700.61%
201911,556700.61%
201811,486650.57%
201711,421700.62%
201611,351220.19%
201511,329-1-0.01%
201411,330120.11%
201311,318460.41%
201211,272-2-0.02%
201111,274460.41%
201011,228-124-0.11%
200011,3526190.56%
199010,733840.08%
198010,6492130.20%
197010,4363,3243.91%
19607,112150.02%
19507,0979431.44%
19406,1546481.12%
19305,5068341.66%
19204,6721810.40%
19104,4911,1072.87%
19003,3847592.57%
18902,6250.00%