Somerset County MD Information


Somerset County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 26,160
Population in Households 20,747
Population in Familes 15,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,413
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 8,844
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,459
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,446 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,398 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,502 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $157,345
Average Home Value $199,389


Median Household Income $42,967
Average Household Income $54,026
Per Capita Income $22,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.19%
Households 0.1% -0.13%
Families -0.06% -0.24%
Median Household Income   -1.52%
Per Capita Income   0.49%
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 County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 23 8th
Population Density1 # 21 17th
Diversity Index2 # 6 79th
Median Household Income # 20 21st
Per Capita Income # 24 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.