Somerset, KY


Highest Appreciating Somerset Neighborhoods Since 2000

Somerset, KY Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Somerset Housing Market Information

With 11,439 people, 4,902 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $120,783, house prices in Somerset are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Somerset, accounting for 56.27% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Somerset include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 23.08%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.57%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.06%).

People in Somerset primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Somerset has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Somerset built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Somerset built between 1940-1969 ( 34.38%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 12.80%). There's also some housing in Somerset built between 2000 and later ( 9.37%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Somerset. Fully 11.48% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Somerset homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Somerset real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Somerset Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Somerset have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 6.28%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Somerset house appreciation rate of 0.61%.

Over the last year, Somerset appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Somerset's appreciation rate has been 0.03%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Somerset were at 0.56%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.24%.

Relative to Kentucky, our data show that Somerset's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Kentucky.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Somerset differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Somerset - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Somerset real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,046,000 1.0
$785,001 - $1,046,000 0.0
$523,001 - $785,000 0.7
$418,001 - $523,000 2.9
$314,001 - $418,000 1.8
$209,001 - $314,000 9.1
$105,001 - $209,000 38.3
$52,001 - $105,000 31.5
$0 - $52,000 14.7

High for KY
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
64.9361303175905 39.0977443609023

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Somerset Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
49.48% 2.36% 9 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$782 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.93
Renters 60.07
Vacant 11.48

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.4
1970 - 1999 43.4
1940 - 1969 34.4
1939 or Older 12.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 56.3
Townhomes 2.1
Small Apt. Buildings 23.1
Apt. Complexes 17.6
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.65
1 Bedroom 15.66
2 Bedrooms 37.04
3 Bedrooms 32.70
4 Bedrooms 10.18
5 or more bedrooms 1.77