Somerset County, PA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Somerset County?

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There are 98,355 residents in Somerset County, with a median age of 46.9. Of this, 51.41% are males and 48.59% are females. US-born citizens make up 98.26% of the resident pool in Somerset County, while non-US-born citizens account for 1.27%. Additionally, 0.47% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 88,724 people in Somerset County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 98,355 0.5%
Male Population 50,560 1.4%
Female Population 47,795 -0.3%
Male population 51.41%
Female population 48.59%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 46.9 -1.9%
Citizen US Born 96,647 0.6%
Citizen not US Born 1,250 -4.1%
Not Citizen 458 4.6%
Citizen US Born 98.26%
Citizen not US Born 1.27%
Not Citizen 0.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 213 57.8%
Moved from Same County 4,589 -2.0%
Moved from Same State 2,634 1.9%
Moved from Different State 1,304 -13.7%
Same House as Last Year 88,724 0.8%
Moved from Abroad 0.22%
Moved from Same County 4.71%
Moved from Same State 2.7%
Moved from Different State 1.34%
Same House as Last Year 91.03%

What are the employment statistics in Somerset County?

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White-collar workers make up 70.38% of the working population in Somerset County, while blue-collar employees account for 29.62%. There are also 4,579 entrepreneurs in Somerset County (10.41% of the workforce); 29,791 workers employed in private companies (67.74%); and 5,106 people working in governmental institutions (11.61%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 30,952 -1.5%
Blue Collar 13,026 4.7%
White Collar 70.38%
Blue Collar 29.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 4,579 -1.1%
Private Companies 29,791 1.1%
Governmental Workers 5,106 -1.7%
Not for Profit Companies 4,502 -1.6%
Self Employees 10.41%
Private Companies 67.74%
Governmental Workers 11.61%
Not for Profit Companies 10.24%

How many households are there in Somerset County?

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There are a total of 39,322 households in Somerset County, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 66.14% of these Somerset County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.86%. Additionally, 24.73% of households have children and 75.27% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 39,322 -2.8%
Average People Per Household 2 3.7%
Family Households 26,008 -3.3%
Non-family Households 13,314 -1.7%
Family Households 66.14%
Non-family Households 33.86%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 9,723 -3.4%
Households without Children 29,599 -2.5%
Households with Children 24.73%
Households without Children 75.27%

What are the median and average incomes in Somerset County?

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The average annual household income in Somerset County is $70,619, while the median household income sits at $55,556 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $71,850, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $65,781. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $50,625 and $39,731, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $70,619 6.7%
Median Household Income $55,556 4.5%
People below Poverty Level 9,830 3.7%
People above Poverty Level 81,929 0.3%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Somerset County?

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There are 50,444 housing units in Somerset County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1963. Of the 39,322 occupied housing units in Somerset County, 79.6% are owner-occupied, while 20.4% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 48.61% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $117,200. In general, housing costs reach $656 per month in Somerset County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 50,444 -2.6%
Median Year Built 1963 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 14,692 -3.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 4,555 3.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 6,830 -2.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 4,513 -4.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 6,788 -4.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,438 -4.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 4,692 -0.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,834 -1.6%
Built between 2010 and 2019 1,084 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 18 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 39,322 -2.8%
Owner Occupied 31,300 -2.1%
Renter Occupied 8,022 -5.3%
Owner Occupied 79.6%
Renter Occupied 20.4%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 15,215 -1.3%
Without Mortgage 16,085 -2.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $117,200 -4.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $103,550 -3.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $656 4.1%
With Mortgage 48.61%
Without Mortgage 51.39%

What is the level of education in Somerset County?

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Approximately 48.87% of the population in Somerset County holds a high school degree (that's 42,195 residents), while 20.97% have attained a college certificate (18,105 locals) and 11.85% have a bachelor's degree (10,234 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,623 -5.4%
Some High School 42,195 -0.4%
Some College 18,105 3.1%
Associate Degree 7,718 0.3%
Bachelor's Degree 10,234 1.2%
Graduate Degree 5,461 0.6%
No High School 3.04%
Some High School 48.87%
Some College 20.97%
Associate Degree 8.94%
Bachelor's Degree 11.85%
Graduate Degree 6.33%

What is the marital status of Somerset County residents?

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A total of 23,132 people in Somerset County have never been married (which represents 27.15% of the total population), while 45,320 of them are wedded (53.18%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,183 (1.39%) and 8,944 (10.5%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 23,132 5.6%
Married 45,320 -2.3%
Separated 1,183 3.5%
Widowed 6,634 1.0%
Divorced 8,944 1.1%
Never Married 27.15%
Married 53.18%
Separated 1.39%
Widowed 7.79%
Divorced 10.5%

What are the most common means of transportation in Somerset County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Somerset County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 38,031 residents commute by car, 1,006 prefer going to work by walking and 140 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 38,031 -0.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 140 9.4%
Ferryboat 11 -31.2%
Bicycle 34 9.7%
Motorcycle 27 -70.3%
TaxiCab 6 -50.0%
Walk 1,006 -11.5%

What is the median and average household income in Somerset County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
15501 16,077 6,241 $53,155.00 $67,708.00
15502 113 82 $55,556.00 $72,641.00
15510 2,617 0 $0.00 $0.00
15411 693 278 $57,935.00 $73,557.00
15520 384 138 $49,531.00 $66,370.00
15424 1,930 884 $43,750.00 $56,834.00
15530 4,987 2,024 $57,721.00 $76,035.00
15531 3,528 1,526 $48,068.00 $59,125.00
15532 149 64 $0.00 $55,964.00
15538 662 274 $60,909.00 $98,286.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 15411 15424 15501 15502 15510 15520 15530 15531 15532 15538 15540 15541 15542 15544 15545 15546 15547 15551 15552 15555 15557 15558 15560 15561 15562 15563 15564 15622 15905 15924 15926 15928 15935 15936 15937 15953 15963

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