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Somerset, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Somerset had a population of 11,296 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Somerset is located at latitude 37.0791 and longitude -84.6087 in Pulaski County. 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. Pulaski County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 971 feet.

The City of Somerset (GNIS ID: 2405483) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Somerset is located within Somerset Division of Pulaski County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Somerset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Somerset, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,296
Population in Households 10,554
Population in Familes 7,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 742
Population Density1 992
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 4,822
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 2,770
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,437 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,384 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 684 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $114,055
Average Home Value $140,142


Median Household Income $31,289
Average Household Income $46,474
Per Capita Income $20,350
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.06%
Households 0.04% 0.02%
Families 0.46% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 37 93rd
Population Density1 # 247 54th
Diversity Index2 # 163 70th
Median Household Income # 423 22nd
Per Capita Income # 305 44th

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