Somerset, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerset, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Somerset had a population of 1,289 as of July 1, 2016. Somerset ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Somerset is located at latitude 38.9666 and longitude -77.0963 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Somerset (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 299 feet.

The Town of Somerset (GNIS ID: 2391418) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Somerset is located within District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Somerset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Somerset, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,289
Population in Households 1,289
Population in Familes 1,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,696
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 422
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 282
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 342 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $944,820
Average Home Value $916,983


Median Household Income $131,972
Average Household Income $193,479
Per Capita Income $75,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.12%
Households 0.58% 0.93%
Families -3.26% 0.91%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Somerset, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 301 42nd
Population Density1 # 64 88th
Diversity Index2 # 246 53rd
Median Household Income # 26 95th
Per Capita Income # 16 97th

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