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Coal-mining region

Somerset is a borough in Somerset County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Somerset, England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Somerset. For links to other places called Somerset, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Somerset is 40.008N. The longitude is -79.078W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,195 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,617.


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Median household income
Local
$29,050
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somerset demographic reports
Somerset received national attention for 2002 rescue of nine miners trapped for three days in a flooded underground mine
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Laurel Hill State Park, Kooser State Park
Historic sites and museums: Somerset Historical Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnstown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Somerset residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somerset ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somerset was $18,310, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Somerset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Somerset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $831.


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Libraries in Somerset include Mary S Biesecker Public Library, Somerset County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Somerset include Daily American

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Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerset political report.

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The average commute time for Somerset workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Somerset include Best Western, Days Inn Somerset, Holiday Inn, Knights Inn, Ramada Inn Somerset, Super 8.

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Other PA communities named Somerset:
  �Somerset County township
  �Washington County township

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