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Somerset, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Somerset had a population of 11,080 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Somerset, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,080
Daytime Population: Workers 15,950
Daytime Population: Residents 6,184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,134
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.00
Population in Households 10,337
Population in Familes 7,723
Population in Group Qrtrs 743
Population Density2 973
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $32,371
Average Household Income $49,250
Per Capita Income $21,504


Total Housing Units 5,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,412 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,313 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 770 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $119,775
Average Home Value $146,498


Total Households 4,725
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 2,715
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.14% -0.08%
Households -0.24% -0.13%
Families 0.12% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2017 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 # 40 93rd
Population Density # 250 54th
Diversity Index # 169 69th
Median Household Income # 420 22nd
Per Capita Income # 292 46th

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