Somerset, Kentucky Population 2021

11,767
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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 11,767, it is the 34th largest city in Kentucky and the 2763rd largest city in the United States . Somerset is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 5.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,196 in 2010. Somerset reached it's highest population of 11,767 in 2021. Spanning over 12 miles, Somerset has a population density of 1,004 people per square mile.

The average household income in Somerset is $54,053 with a poverty rate of 31.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $657 per month, and the median house value is $118,800. 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 Somerset was:

  • White: 93.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Black or African American: 2.50%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Somerset, Kentucky is 11,767 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,494.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,196.

Somerset, Kentucky Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202165,7693950.60%
202065,3743950.60%
201964,9793950.61%
201864,5842700.42%
201764,3143010.47%
201664,0131510.24%
201563,862-4-0.01%
201463,866730.11%
201363,7932790.44%
201263,51440.01%
201163,5103200.50%
201063,1900.00%

Somerset Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,75993.99%
Two or More Races2902.53%
Black or African American2862.50%
Asian670.59%
Some Other Race450.39%
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Somerset Population by Race

Somerset Population Pyramid $2021

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Somerset Median Age

40.4


Total

38.3


Male

41.3


Female

Somerset Adults

There are 8,875 adults, (2,191 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female

6,053

52.88%

Male

5,394

47.12%

Somerset Population by Age

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerset Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.6%41.4%
All43.8%56.2%
Non Family37.3%62.7%
Female35.2%64.8%
Male21.1%78.9%

43.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerset Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3842.4343.8
Non Family1,8351.2537.3
Married1,6213.2658.6
Female6483.135.2
Male2803.7321.1

3.15

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Somerset Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade91911.56%
9th to 12th Grade7849.86%
High School Graduate2,68433.75%
Some College1,77922.37%
Associates Degree6207.80%
Bachelors Degree7118.94%
Graduate Degree4565.73%
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Somerset Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,3665,8951,104
Hispanic25479
Black22016332
2+ Races7272
Asian313131
Other Race2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian 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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,412$36,004$25,652
Less Than 9th Grade$20,821$20,503$
High School Graduate$25,682$32,686$15,030
Some College$30,101$40,394$25,147
Bachelors Degree$40,820$46,778$30,071
Graduate Degree$58,382$60,208$51,250

$30,412

Average Earnings

$36,004

Average Male

$25,652

Average Female

Somerset Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerset Language by Age

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Somerset Language

95.88% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 4.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.50% of the population.

Somerset Language

Somerset Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3302,57427.59%
Hispanic69453877.52%
Multiple29016958.28%
Black2505823.20%

31.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.83%

Male Poverty Rate

35.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Hispanic, with 77.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Black, with 23.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.48%.

Somerset Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.17%
High School26.00%
Some College24.66%
Bachelors or Greater4.31%

Somerset Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed27.47%
Female Employed20.92%
Male Employed16.96%
Female Unemployed15.34%

Somerset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,611$54,053
Families$46,234$62,849
Married Families$65,417-
Non Families$21,109$33,816
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Income by Household Type

Somerset Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

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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673

Number of Veterans

545

Male Veterans

128

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam265
First Gulf War231
Second Gulf War94
Korea78
World War II17

Somerset Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74245
35 to 54213
75+128
55 to 6450
18 to 3437

Somerset Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6157.35%
Black4618.33%
Hispanic123.29%
Other Race1241.38%

Somerset Veterans by Race

Somerset Veterans by Education

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17.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Veterans by Education

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48.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.1%

Employment Rate

9.2%

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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77.07%

Born in Somerset

96.60%

Native Born

3.40%

Foreign Born

2.94%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.60% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 77.07% having been born in Kentucky. 2.94% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,767910.78%
202011,676910.79%
201911,585910.79%
201811,494630.55%
201711,431640.56%
201611,367170.15%
201511,350-2-0.02%
201411,352110.10%
201311,341470.42%
201211,294-6-0.05%
201111,300450.40%
201011,255-97-0.09%
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%

Somerset Population by Year