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Overview

Introduction to Somerset, Kentucky

Somerset, Kentucky, in Pulaski county, is 62 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky.

Somerset History

This city was originally settled by Thomas Hansford and many Jasper family members in 1798. Somerset derived its named from the Somerset County in New Jersey. The city became the county seat of Pulaski County and was incorporated in 1887.

Somerset and nearby Attractions

  • Mountain Life Museum
  • Finley's Fun Center
  • Mount Olive Church
  • General Burnside Island State Park

Things To Do In Somerset

Visitors of Somerset can visit the Mountain Life Museum. General Burnside Island State Park comes with a number of recreational facilities. One can also visit the Mount Olive Church. Every year, the city of Somerset hosts various festivals such as the Archery Festival, Pulaski County Fair, and Sheltowee Art Fair.

Somerset Transportation

Air transportation opportunities are provided by the Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport.

Somerset Higher Education

Somerset Community College and Somerset Technical College are located in the city of Somerset. There are other higher education institutes that can be attended from the city including Eastern Kentucky University, Lexington Community College, and University of Kentucky.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,415
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+4,006
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married32.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.6%
Median Earnings25+$23,676
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,057
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,399

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,344
% Above Poverty Level63.5%
% Below Poverty Level36.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone43.2%
Median Gross Rent$577
Median House Value$105,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.4%
Irish10.3%
English8.7%
Italian2.5%
Scottish1.3%
Polish1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.4%
German0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Somerset Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pulaski County
Standard Zip Codes42503, 42501
P.O. Box Zip Codes42502
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.08
Approximate Longitude-84.6

Somerset Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSOMERSET 2 N
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip50.7 inches
StationWAYNESBURG 7 NE
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationMOUNT VERNON
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burnside1,270$60,000
Eubank245$21,528
Ferguson1,087$44,706
Monticello6,116$34,219
Mount Vernon2,783$29,728
Science Hill644$42,875

Somerset Public Libraries

Pulaski County Public Library
304 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Somerset, Kentucky
(606) 679-8401

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Somerset Hospitals

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
305 Langdon Street
(606) 679-7441

Somerset Public Schools

Hopkins Elementary School
210 May St
ZIP: 42501
(606) 678-8707
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Meece Middle School
210 Barnett St
ZIP: 42501
(606) 678-5821
Middle
Total Enrollment 490
Memorial Education Center
222 Langdon St
ZIP: 42501
(606) 678-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 185
Somerset High School
301 College St
ZIP: 42501
(606) 678-4721
High
Total Enrollment 512
Southern Elementary School
198 Enterprise Dr
ZIP: 42501
(606) 678-5229
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Southern Middle School
200 Enterprise Dr
ZIP: 42501
(606) 679-6855
Middle
Total Enrollment 995
Northern Elementary School
13215 N Hwy 39
ZIP: 42503
(606) 423-1040
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Northern Middle School
650 Oak Leaf Lane
ZIP: 42503
(606) 678-5230
Middle
Total Enrollment 832
Oak Hill Elementary School
1755 Wtlo Road
ZIP: 42503
(606) 679-2014
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Pulaski County Area Technology Center
3825 S Hwy 27, Suite 101
ZIP: 42503
(606) 678-2998
Pulaski County High School
511 University Dr
ZIP: 42503
(606) 679-1574
High
Total Enrollment 1160
Pulaski Elementary School
107 W University Dr
ZIP: 42503
(606) 678-4713
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Pulaski Somerset Day Treatment
300 Chandler St
ZIP: 42503
(606) 679-1303
Other
Total Enrollment 78
Shopville Elementary School
10 Shopville Rd.
ZIP: 42503
(606) 274-4411
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Southwestern High School
1765 Wtlo Rd
ZIP: 42503
(606) 678-9000
High
Total Enrollment 1205

Somerset Private Schools

Saline Christian Academy
2685 W Highway 80
ZIP: 42503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Somerset Christian School
815 Grand Central Blvd
ZIP: 42503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 262
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