Somerset, PA Population

Population: 6,762. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,500 (-3.9% change)
Males: 3,051 (45.1%), Females: 3,711 (54.9%)

Somerset County

Zip codes: 15501.

Median resident age: 40.2 years
Median household income: $29,050
Median house value: $88,900

Races in Somerset:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (35.7%), Irish (8.3%), English (8.3%), Italian (7.5%), United States (6.9%), Polish (3.5%).

Elevation: 2190 feet

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Somerset

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset borough

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

2.1% Foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +262 (+4.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET COMM HOSP (225 S CENTER AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Somerset:

  • MEYERSDALE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; MYERSDALE, PA)
  • CONEMAUGH VALLEY MEM HOSP (about 23 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF JOHNSTOWN (about 23 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Somerset:

  • JOHN MURTHA JOHNSTOWN-CAMBRIA CO (about 27 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: JST)
  • ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL (about 29 miles; LATROBE, PA; Abbreviation: LBE)
  • ALTOONA-BLAIR COUNTY (about 57 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Abbreviation: AOO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Somerset:

  • SOMERSET COUNTY (about 6 miles; SOMERSET, PA; Abbreviation: 2G9)
  • SEVEN SPRINGS (about 17 miles; SEVEN SPRINGS BOROUGH, PA; Abbreviation: 7SP)
  • INDIAN LAKE (about 18 miles; CENTRAL CITY, PA; Abbreviation: 5G2)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:

  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN (about 25 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,851)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 44 miles; INDIANA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 12,307)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 57 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE ALTOONA (about 60 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,516)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)

Schools

Public high school in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET AREA SHS (Students: 688; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high school in Somerset:

  • APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 141 FOWARD BOULEVARD; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET AREA JHS (Students: 748; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • EAGLE VIEW EL SCH (Students: 570; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • MAPLE RIDGE EL SCH (Students: 501; Grades: KG – 03)
  • SOMERSET COUNTY TECHNOLOGY CEN (Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Somerset:

  • ST PETER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: R 433 W CHURCH ST; Grades: 1 – 6)
  • SOMERSET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: 708 STOYSTOWN RD SITE 2; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Libraries in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET COUNTY FED LIB SYSTEM (Operating income: $244,377; Location: 6022 GLADES PIKE; 100,800 books; 18 audio materials; 11 serial subscriptions)
  • MARY S BIESECKER PUB LIBRARY (Operating income: $174,898; Location: 230 S ROSINA AVE; 30,923 books; 935 audio materials; 285 video materials; 96 serial subscriptions)
  • SOMERSET COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $168,540; Location: 6022 GLADES PIKE, SUITE 120; 95,753 books; 397 audio materials; 541 video materials; 260 serial subscriptions)

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