Somerset, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerset, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Somerset had a population of 1,297 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Somerset, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,297
Daytime Population: Workers 127
Daytime Population: Residents 672
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 799
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 1,297
Population in Familes 1,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,725
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $136,394
Average Household Income $199,149
Per Capita Income $78,049


Total Housing Units 437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $953,804
Average Home Value $914,884


Total Households 425
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.89% 0.86%
Households 0.6% 0.65%
Families -2.73% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

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, 2017 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 # 300 42nd
Population Density # 66 87th
Diversity Index # 244 53rd
Median Household Income # 27 95th
Per Capita Income # 18 97th

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