Somerset, Pennsylvania Population 2020

5,833

Somerset is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 5,833, it is the 152nd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4356th largest city in the United States. Somerset is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -7.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,277 in 2010. Somerset reached it's highest population of 6,762 in 2000. Spanning over 3 miles, Somerset has a population density of 2,138 people per square mile.

The average household income in Somerset is $62,567 with a poverty rate of 21.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $544 per month, and the median house value is $119,700. The median age in Somerset is 43.5 years, 38.7 years for males, and 46.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.4 males.

Somerset Demographics

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

  • White: 96.54%
  • Two or more races: 2.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Other race: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Somerset, Pennsylvania is 5,833, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,901.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,277.

Somerset, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202073,144-404-0.55%
201973,548-404-0.55%
201873,952-404-0.55%
201774,356-536-0.72%
201674,892-504-0.67%
201575,396-755-1.00%
201476,151-437-0.57%
201376,588-424-0.55%
201277,012-263-0.34%
201177,275-488-0.63%
201077,7630.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,77096.54%
Two or More Races1412.36%
Black or African American520.87%
Asian110.18%
Some Other Race30.05%

Somerset Population Pyramid 2020

Somerset Median Age

43.5


Total

38.7


Male

46.6


Female

Somerset Adults

There are 4,897 adults, (1,231 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female

3,277

54.83%

Male

2,700

45.17%

Somerset Households and Families

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Somerset Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
Male82.4%17.6%
All55.1%44.9%
Non Family36.5%63.5%
Female28.7%71.3%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7522.155.1
Non Family1,3331.336.5
Married9832.8486.2
Female3282.9528.7
Male1082.5882.4

2.79

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

9.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Somerset Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade982.25%
9th to 12th Grade3979.10%
High School Graduate1,88843.29%
Some College64114.70%
Associates Degree3728.53%
Bachelors Degree60413.85%
Graduate Degree3618.28%

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,2273,735891
Hispanic625937
Black3939
Multiple Races262626
Asian111111
Other Race3

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

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,936$38,310$27,712
Less Than High School$29,893$44,318$28,750
High School Grad$28,023$30,828$20,875
Some College$30,110$42,500$19,068
Bachelors Degree$42,619$39,671$47,841
Graduate Degree$71,200$109,444$61,667

$31,936

Average Earnings

$38,310

Average Male

$27,712

Average Female

Somerset Language

Somerset Language by Age

Somerset Language

97.68% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 2.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.52% of the population.

Somerset Poverty

Somerset Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,4351,09520.15%
Multiple1379468.61%
Black411331.71%
Asian1111100.00%

21.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.58%

Male Poverty Rate

24.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is White, with 20.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.30%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.50%
High School18.57%
Some College5.19%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.73%
Male Unemployed17.86%
Female Employed8.29%
Male Employed6.96%

Somerset Income

Somerset Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,375$62,567
Families$57,192$78,236
Married Families$76,063-
Non Families$26,466$44,694

Somerset Marital Status

Somerset Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Somerset Marital Status by Race

Somerset Veterans

428

Number of Veterans

410

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War156
Vietnam130
Second Gulf War106
World War II60
Korea

$Somerset Veterans by Education

4.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Employment Status

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

85.80%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.18%

Native Born

0.82%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.18% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 85.80% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.69% 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
20205,833-34-0.58%
20195,867-34-0.58%
20185,901-29-0.49%
20175,930-34-0.57%
20165,964-52-0.86%
20156,016-65-1.07%
20146,081-43-0.70%
20136,124-53-0.86%
20126,177-41-0.66%
20116,218-57-0.91%
20106,275-487-0.74%
20006,7623080.47%
19906,454-20-0.03%
19806,4742050.32%
19706,269-78-0.12%
19606,3474110.67%
19505,9365060.89%
19405,4301,0352.14%
19304,3951,2743.48%
19203,1215091.80%
19102,6120.00%