Somerset, KY
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Somerset is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 11,439 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Somerset is the 35th largest community in Kentucky.

Somerset is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Somerset is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerset who work in office and administrative support (18.64%), sales jobs (17.37%), and management occupations (7.41%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Somerset spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Somerset with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.83% of adults in Somerset have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Somerset in 2010 was $17,399, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,596 for a family of four. Somerset also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.02% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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