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Somerset, CA
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Somerset profile

Living in Somerset

Somerset is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,432 people and two associated neighborhoods, Somerset is the 588th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Somerset are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Somerset is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Somerset, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

A relatively large number of people in Somerset telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Somerset has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Somerset a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Somerset, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.82 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Somerset doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Somerset are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.92% of adults in Somerset having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Somerset in 2018 was $49,723, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $198,892 for a family of four. However, Somerset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Somerset is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Somerset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerset residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Somerset also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Somerset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.