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Somerset is a township in Belmont County, in the Wheeling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Somerset. For links to other places called Somerset, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Somerset is 39.908N. The longitude is -81.183W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,257 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,186.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Belmont County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 43747 ZIP code.
29% of Somerset residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $13,220, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $125. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $556.
Belmont County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerset political report.
The average commute time for Somerset workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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