Somerset County, PA

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2022 Population
73,802
0.712% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.7
1.08% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
1.76% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,357
5.57% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$124,500
8.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Somerset County, PA had a population of 73.8k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $57,357. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Somerset County, PA declined from 74,331 to 73,802, a −0.712% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,332 to $57,357, a 5.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Somerset County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), White (Hispanic) (0.82%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.45%).

None of the households in Somerset County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Somerset County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Somerset County, PA are Somerset County Technology Center (47 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Somerset County, PA was $124,500, and the homeownership rate was 80.7%.

Most people in Somerset County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Somerset County, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Somerset County, PA is home to a population of 73.8k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.02% of Somerset County, PA residents were born outside of the country (753 people).

In 2022, there were 48.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.3k people) in Somerset County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Somerset County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Somerset County, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Somerset County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.3k ± 184
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.44k ± 224
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.41k ± 142
1.54%
Hispanic Population
1.14k people

In 2022, there were 48.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.3k people) in Somerset County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.54% of the people in Somerset County, PA are hispanic (1.14k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Somerset County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
753 people
0.975%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
725 people

As of 2022, 1.02% of Somerset County, PA residents (753 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Somerset County, PA was 0.975%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,857 ± 199
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    726 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    664 ± 135

Somerset County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Somerset County, PA employs 32.7k people. The largest industries in Somerset County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,076 people), Manufacturing (4,393 people), and Retail Trade (3,913 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,291), Utilities ($61,435), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,042).

Occupations

32.7k
2022 Value
± 1,063
−0.462%
1 Year decline
± 4.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Somerset County, PA declined at a rate of −0.462%, from 32.9k employees to 32.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Somerset County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,396 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,989 people), and Management Occupations (2,734 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Somerset County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

32.7k
2022 Value
± 1,063
−0.462%
1 Year decline
± 4.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Somerset County, PA declined at a rate of −0.462%, from 32.9k employees to 32.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Somerset County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,076 people), Manufacturing (4,393 people), and Retail Trade (3,913 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Somerset County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Somerset County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,888
Median earning men ± $1,819
$32,290
Median earning women ± $1,295

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,766), Information ($60,606), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,722).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($53,013), Wholesale Trade ($51,736), and Public Administration ($41,328).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 534
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 461
    Manufacturing
  3. 378
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Somerset County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 77.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.04%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Somerset County, PA awarded 47 degrees. The student population of Somerset County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 33 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Somerset County, PA are White (46 and 97.9%), followed by Asian (1 and 2.13%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Somerset County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Somerset County Technology Center (47 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Somerset County, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (26 and 55.3%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (11 and 23.4%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (3 and 6.38%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset County, PA was $124,500 in 2022, which is 0.442 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,700 to $124,500, a 8.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Somerset County, PA is 80.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Somerset County, PA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Somerset County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Somerset County, PA is $57,357. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Somerset County, PA was Census Tract 212 with a value of $74,250, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 217, with respective values of $72,143 and $69,861.

Property

$124,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,249
$23,373
Median Property Taxes
±$861

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Somerset County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.7%
Homeownership
2022
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.7% of the housing units in Somerset County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 212
  2. Census Tract 207
  3. Census Tract 217

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Somerset County, PA was Census Tract 212 with a value of $74,250, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 217, with respective values of $72,143 and $69,861.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Somerset County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,357
Median Household Income
± $1,592
29k
Number of Households
± 945

In 2022, the median household income of the 29k households in Somerset County, PA grew to $57,357 from the previous year's value of $54,332.

The following chart displays the households in Somerset County, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Somerset County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.27%)
  3. Carpooled (7.25%)

In 2022, 82.3% of workers in Somerset County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.27%) and those who carpooled to work (7.25%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Somerset County, PA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Somerset County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Somerset County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Somerset County, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Somerset County, PA (7.51k out of 69.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Somerset County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Somerset County, PA has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Somerset County, PA see 2720 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (2739 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2279 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 900 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,720 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Somerset County, PA

Primary care physicians in Somerset County, PA see an average of 2,720 patients per year. This represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (2,739 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Somerset County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 16% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.26%
Uninsured
46.2%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
18%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Somerset County, PA grew by 2.87% from 6.08% to 6.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Somerset County, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.2 in Somerset County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.7% in Somerset County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.62% in Somerset County, PA.

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