Somerset County, Maryland Population 2024

24,582

Somerset County, Maryland's estimated 2024 population is 24,582 with a growth rate of 0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Somerset County, Maryland is the 23rd largest county in Maryland. The 2010 population was 26,464 and has seen a growth of -7.11% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,672180.07%
202824,654180.07%
202724,636180.07%
202624,618180.07%
202524,600180.07%
202424,582180.07%
202324,564180.07%
202224,546180.07%
202124,528-36-0.15%
202024,564-1,045-4.08%
201925,609-28-0.11%
201825,637-285-1.1%
201725,922490.19%
201625,8731680.65%
201525,7051240.48%
201425,581-387-1.49%
201325,968-76-0.29%
201226,044-224-0.85%
201126,268-196-0.74%
201026,464
199023,4404,25222.16%
198019,1882641.4%
197018,924-699-3.56%
196019,623-1,122-5.41%
195020,745-220-1.05%
194020,965-2,417-10.34%
193023,382-1,220-4.96%
192024,602-1,853-7%
191026,4555322.05%
190025,9231,7687.32%
189024,1552,48711.48%
188021,6683,47819.12%
187018,190-6,802-27.22%
186024,9922,53611.29%
185022,4562,94815.11%
184019,508-658-3.26%
183020,1665873%
182019,5792,38413.86%
181017,195-163-0.94%
180017,3581,74811.2%
179015,610-9,062-36.73%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.07% (18)
County Website
Somerset County
County Seat
2010 Population
26,464
Area
320 mi²
Density
77 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.11% (-1,882)
Founded
August 22, 1666

Somerset County, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,04352.87%
Black or African American9,88440.06%
Two or more races1,2555.09%
Other race2330.94%
Asian2060.83%
Native American510.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Somerset County, Maryland Population by Race

Somerset County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2024

Somerset County, Maryland Median Age

38

Total

36.5

Male

40.6

Female

Somerset County, Maryland Adults

There are 20,543 adults, (4,238 of whom are seniors) in Somerset County, Maryland.

Somerset County, Maryland Age Dependency

51.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset County, Maryland Sex Ratio

Female11,15145.2%
Male13,52154.8%

Somerset County, Maryland Population by Age

Somerset County, Maryland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,3552.3767.532.5
Married3,6372.9682.217.8
Non Family3,0391.261.238.8
Female1,3663.3343.956.1
Male3132.726139
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Somerset County, Maryland 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 County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerset County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50%.

Somerset County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,160

Average Earnings

$35,825

Average Male

$34,559

Average Female

Somerset County, Maryland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerset County, Maryland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Somerset County, Maryland Language

94.52% of Somerset County, Maryland residents speak only English, while 5.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.73% of the population.

Somerset County, Maryland Language

Somerset County, Maryland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black6,3481,99631.44%
White11,8611,22810.35%
Multiple99452552.82%
Hispanic73011716.03%
Asian1887539.89%
Other1635634.36%
Native4125%
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19.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.38%

Male Poverty Rate

19.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset County, Maryland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset County, Maryland is Multiple, with 52.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset County, Maryland is White, with 10.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.03%.

Somerset County, Maryland Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.75%
High School20.24%
Some College15.36%
Bachelors or Greater4.82%
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Somerset County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27%
Male Unemployed18.18%
Male Employed14.66%
Female Employed11.02%
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Somerset County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset County, Maryland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Somerset County, Maryland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset County, Maryland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Somerset County, Maryland 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 55-64.

Somerset County, Maryland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Somerset County, Maryland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,565

Number of Veterans

1,393

Male Veterans

172

Female Veterans

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Somerset County, Maryland Veterans by War

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Somerset County, Maryland Veterans by Age

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Somerset County, Maryland Veterans by Race

Somerset County, Maryland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset County, Maryland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.3%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset County, Maryland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Somerset County, Maryland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Somerset County, Maryland 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

69.08%

Born in Somerset County, Maryland

95.4%

Native Born

4.6%

Foreign Born

2.18%

Non Citizen

2.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.4% of Somerset County, Maryland residents were born in the United States, with 69.08% having been born in Maryland. 2.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Somerset County, Maryland Place of Birth

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