Somerset, KY 42503 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42503: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Somerset, KY 42503

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 585
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,017
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 44
  • County: Pulaski County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.085, Longitude -84.612
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Somerset, KY 42503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,824
Population in Households 22,410
Population in Familes 18,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 414
Population Density1 174
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 9,121
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,381
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,385 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,736 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 916 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $151,414
Average Home Value $181,562


Median Household Income $40,324
Average Household Income $57,445
Per Capita Income $23,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.28%
Households 0.36% 0.25%
Families 0.18% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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 42503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42503 to the other 755 ZIP Codes 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 # 60 92nd
Population Density1 # 152 80th
Diversity Index2 # 231 69th
Median Household Income # 261 66th
Per Capita Income # 162 79th

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