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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.
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.
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.
21% of Somerset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Somerset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $831.
Libraries in Somerset include Mary S Biesecker Public Library, Somerset County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Somerset include Daily American
Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerset political report.
The average commute time for Somerset workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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