Somerset, Ohio

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Somerset, Ohio

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High Points

Somerset strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Somerset Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Somerset Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Somerset, Ohio

Comparing Somerset to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Somerset Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 38 miles E of Columbus, Ohio
County Perry
Standard Zip Codes 43783
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.806
Longitude -82.297

Somerset Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches
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Somerset Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,549 100%
Male 701 45.3%
Female 848 54.7%
Under 18 398 25.7%
18+ 1,151 74.3%
65+ 327 21.1%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.05
White 1,534 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.5%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Somerset Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,577
Growth 28
Growth % 1.8%

Somerset Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.5%
US/American 28.4%
Irish 15.9%
English 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Scottish 2.1%
Czech 1.8%
Italian 1.6%
Dutch 1.1%
Polish 0.6%
Slovak 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
European 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Somerset 1,549 $39,231
Fultonham 151 $32,083
Glenford 198 $40,625
Junction City 818 $32,426
New Lexington 4,689 $33,514
Rushville 268 $45,875
West Rushville 132 $56,500
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