Somerset County MD Information


Somerset County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 25,869
Daytime Population: Workers 8,662
Daytime Population: Residents 12,377
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,039
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 20,533
Population in Familes 15,614
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,336
Population Density2 81
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $42,769
Average Household Income $55,629
Per Capita Income $22,693


Total Housing Units 11,398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,381 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,313 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,704 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $161,457
Average Home Value $212,159


Total Households 8,694
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,363
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.32% -0.23%
Households -0.15% -0.26%
Families -0.29% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.25%


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, 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 # 23 8th
Population Density # 21 17th
Diversity Index # 6 79th
Median Household Income # 21 17th
Per Capita Income # 24 4th

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