Somerset, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerset, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Somerset is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pulaski County at latitude 37.0791 and longitude -84.6087. Pulaski County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 971 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Somerset, but most people and references simply refer to it as Somerset, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Somerset indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Somerset (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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Somerset, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,609
Population in Households 10,867
Population in Familes 8,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 742
Population Density1 1,026
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 4,990
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,886
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,543 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,447 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 613 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $211,299
Average Home Value $260,083


Median Household Income $26,470
Average Household Income $39,292
Per Capita Income $16,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.86% 0.69%
Households 0.87% 0.66%
Families 1.66% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Somerset, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 94th
Population Density1 # 246 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 144 73rd
Median Household Income # 467 11th
Per Capita Income # 412 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.