Somerset, New York Population 2024

2,554

Somerset is a city located in Niagara County and Orleans County New York. Somerset has a 2024 population of 2,554. Somerset is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -1.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,595 in 2020.

The average household income in Somerset is $79,861 with a poverty rate of 14.42%. The median age in Somerset is 42.9 years: 45.8 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Somerset Demographics

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

  • White: 84.3%
  • Black or African American: 7.3%
  • Two or more races: 4.76%
  • Native American: 2.38%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
37.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
68.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.58% (-41)
The current population of Somerset, New York is 2,554 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,595.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,58884.3%
Black or African American2247.3%
Two or more races1464.76%
Native American732.38%
Asian341.11%
Other race50.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Somerset Population by Race

Somerset Population Pyramid 2024

Somerset Median Age

42.9

Total

45.8

Male

39.6

Female

Somerset Adults

There are 2,273 adults, (548 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

78

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female1,56250.88%
Male1,50849.12%

Somerset Population by Age

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1382.6687.712.3
Married7003.1693.46.6
Non Family2891.2777.922.1
Male853.011000
Female643.0353.146.9

3.04

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

87.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Somerset Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1677.78%
Associates Degree34215.94%
Bachelors Degree1788.29%
Graduate Degree1336.2%
High School Graduate79336.95%
Less Than 9th Grade492.28%
Some College48422.55%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8341,691303
Black1671490
Native American63226
2+ Races43430
Asian34242
Hispanic21170
Other Race510

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.52%.

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,813$105,781$38,839
Graduate Degree$54,943$53,036$80,096
High School Graduate$43,889$44,792$38,984
Less Than 9th Grade$37,784$43,125$37,292
Overall$43,040$49,464$38,773
Some College$40,598$42,011$36,364

$43,040

Average Earnings

$49,464

Average Male

$38,773

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

95.2% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 4.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.28% of the population.

Somerset Language

Somerset Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,57030211.75%
Multiple1465034.25%
Black2244319.2%
Native734156.16%
Hispanic753141.33%
Other5480%
Asian3425.88%

14.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.02%

Male Poverty Rate

13.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Other, with 80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Asian, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.4%.

Somerset Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.89%
High School15.51%
Some College6.66%
Bachelors or Greater2.25%

Somerset Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed10.26%
Female Employed4.13%
Male Employed2.13%

Somerset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$74,453$87,031
Households$65,313$79,861
Married Families$76,711$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,750$47,547

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Somerset Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

58.6%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Somerset Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Somerset Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

192

Number of Veterans

153

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam53
First Gulf War44
Second Gulf War43
Korea5
World War II0

Somerset Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5462
65 to 7452
75+35
55 to 6429
18 to 3414

Somerset Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1869.62%
Native American69.52%

Somerset Veterans by Race

Somerset Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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

81.99%

Born in Somerset

95.8%

Native Born

4.2%

Foreign Born

0.98%

Non Citizen

3.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.8% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 81.99% having been born in New York. 0.98% 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
20292,499-11-0.44%
20282,510-11-0.44%
20272,521-11-0.43%
20262,532-11-0.43%
20252,543-11-0.43%
20242,554-11-0.43%
20232,565-11-0.43%
20222,576-11-0.43%
20212,587-8-0.31%
20202,595461.8%
20192,549-12-0.47%
20182,561-3-0.12%
20172,564-7-0.27%
20162,571-12-0.46%
20152,583-8-0.31%
20142,591-17-0.65%
20132,608-15-0.57%
20122,623-19-0.72%
20112,642-13-0.49%
20102,65500%

Somerset Population by Year