Somerset, Kentucky Population 2022

12,070
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Somerset is a city located in Pulaski County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. With a 2020 population of 12,070, it is the 36th largest city in Kentucky and the 3546th largest city in the United States. Somerset is currently growing at a rate of 0.61% annually and its population has increased by 1.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,924 in 2020. Spanning over 12 miles, Somerset has a population density of 1,030 people per square mile.

The average household income in Somerset is $54,053 with a poverty rate of 30.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $670 per month, and the median house value is $113,400. The median age in Somerset is 40.4 years, 38.3 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Somerset Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Somersetwas:

  • White: 93.52%
  • Black or African American: 2.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Somerset, Kentucky is 12,070 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,924.

Somerset, Kentucky Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Somerset Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Somerset Population by Race

Somerset Population Pyramid 2022

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Somerset Median Age

39.3


Total

37.7


Male

41


Female

Somerset Adults

There are 9,255 adults, (2,040 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female

6,125

53.04%

Male

5,423

46.96%

Somerset Population by Age

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerset Household Types

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerset Households and Families

3.18

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Somerset Households by Type

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Somerset Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

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$29,806

Average Earnings

$37,400

Average Male

$22,395

Average Female

Somerset Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerset Language by Age

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Somerset Language

95.70% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 4.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.09% of the population.

Somerset Language

Somerset Poverty by Race

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30.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.12%

Male Poverty Rate

34.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is White, with 30.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Multiple, with 24.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.19%.

Somerset Poverty

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Somerset Poverty Rate by Education

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Somerset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Somerset Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

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 Marital Status

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585

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Somerset Veterans by War

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Somerset Veterans by Age

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Somerset Veterans by Race

Somerset Veterans by Education

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20.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Veterans by Education

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51.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.1%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset Employment by Age

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Somerset Employment by Race

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Somerset Employment by Education

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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72.77%

Born in Somerset

96.29%

Native Born

3.71%

Foreign Born

3.14%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.29% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 72.77% having been born in Kentucky. 3.14% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Somerset Population by Year