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Encyclopedia > Somerset, Pennsylvania

Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,762 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Somerset CountyGR6 and the home of Somerset Wind Farm. Somerset County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Flood City Location Location of Johnstown within Pennsylvania. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

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Geography

Somerset is located at 40°0′25″N, 79°4′53″W (40.006920, -79.081297)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 7.1 km² (2.7 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...

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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 6,762 people, 3,035 households, and 1,717 families residing in the borough. The population density was 952.9/km² (2,466.0/mi²). There were 3,313 housing units at an average density of 466.8/km² (1,208.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.80% White, 0.70% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,035 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.82. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $29,050, and the median income for a family was $41,831. Males had a median income of $28,339 versus $19,492 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,310. About 7.8% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

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History / Notable events / People

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Somerset County Government


Somerset Borough


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Municipalities and Communities of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
(County Seat: Somerset)
Boroughs Addison | Benson | Berlin | Boswell | Callimont | Casselman | Central City | Confluence | Garrett | Hooversville | Indian Lake | Jennerstown | Meyersdale | New Baltimore | New Centerville | Paint | Rockwood | Salisbury | Seven Springs | Shanksville | Somerset | Stoystown | Ursina | Wellersburg | Windber
Townships Addison | Allegheny | Black | Brothersvalley | Conemaugh | Elk Lick | Fairhope | Greenville | Jefferson | Jenner | Larimer | Lincoln | Lower Turkeyfoot | Middlecreek | Milford | Northampton | Ogle | Paint | Quemahoning | Shade | Somerset | Southampton | Stonycreek | Summit | Upper Turkeyfoot
Communities and CDPs Davidsville | Friedens | Jerome

 
 

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