Somerset, Kentucky Population 2024

12,276

Somerset is a city located in Pulaski County Kentucky. Somerset has a 2024 population of 12,276. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County.Somerset is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 2.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,969 in 2020.

The average household income in Somerset is $70,446 with a poverty rate of 29.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Somerset is 38.1 years, 33.7 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

Somerset Demographics

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

  • White: 91.54%
  • Black or African American: 3.64%
  • Two or more races: 2.84%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
11.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,047.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.56% (307)
The current population of Somerset, Kentucky is 12,276 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,969.

Somerset, Kentucky Population 2024

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Somerset Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,98391.54%
Black or African American4373.64%
Two or more races3412.84%
Asian1821.52%
Other race450.38%
Native American100.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Somerset Population by Race

Somerset Population Pyramid 2024

Somerset Median Age

38.1

Total

33.7

Male

45.3

Female

Somerset Adults

There are 9,353 adults, (2,250 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female6,07750.65%
Male5,92149.35%

Somerset Population by Age

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5542.4545.254.8
Non Family1,8371.3351.448.6
Married1,5263.0859.140.9
Female7043.0725.974.1
Male4873.82694
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3

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

45.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Somerset Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Somerset Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 90%.

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,970

Average Earnings

$41,502

Average Male

$24,188

Average Female

Somerset Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerset Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Somerset Language

94.74% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 5.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.91% of the population.

Somerset Language

Somerset Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,4542,46726.09%
Hispanic65243666.87%
Multiple32216651.55%
Asian1828747.8%
Black3643710.16%
Native10990%
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29.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.8%

Male Poverty Rate

34.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Native, with 90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Black, with 10.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.76%.

Somerset Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.91%
High School28.35%
Some College21.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.84%
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Somerset Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed28.57%
Female Employed22.95%
Male Unemployed21.93%
Male Employed13.25%
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Somerset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Somerset Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

33.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Somerset Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Somerset Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Somerset Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

405

Number of Veterans

348

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

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Somerset Veterans by War

count

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Somerset Veterans by Age

count

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Somerset Veterans by Race

Somerset Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Somerset Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Somerset Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.18%

Born in Somerset

95.58%

Native Born

4.42%

Foreign Born

3.9%

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.58% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 75.18% having been born in Kentucky. 3.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Somerset Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,421290.23%
202812,392290.23%
202712,363290.24%
202612,334290.24%
202512,305290.24%
202412,276290.24%
202312,247290.24%
202212,218290.24%
202112,1892201.84%
202011,9693412.93%
201911,6281080.94%
201811,520800.7%
201711,440680.6%
201611,372190.17%
201511,353-1-0.01%
201411,354130.11%
201311,341490.43%
201211,292-5-0.04%
201111,297470.42%
201011,250-102-0.9%
200011,3526195.77%
199010,733840.79%
198010,6492132.04%
197010,4363,32446.74%
19607,112150.21%
19507,09794315.32%
19406,15464811.77%
19305,50683417.85%
19204,6721814.03%
19104,4911,10732.71%
19003,38475928.91%
18902,625
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Somerset Population by Year