Somerset is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,965 people and just one neighborhood, Somerset is the 489th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Somerset is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somerset is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerset who work in office and administrative support (13.41%), sales jobs (12.48%) and business and financial occupations (11.59%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.25% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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.
In Somerset, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.91 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Somerset, a lot of people use a streetcar to get to work every day though Somerset is a relatively small town. Those that ride a streetcar are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.