Somerset, MD

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Somerset Profile


Overview

Somerset is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,273 people and just one neighborhood, Somerset is the 215th largest community in Maryland.

Somerset home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Somerset real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Somerset is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 99.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Somerset is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerset who work in management occupations (21.64%), legal occupations (17.54%), and business and financial occupations (14.04%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Somerset has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Somerset is also a town of artists. Somerset has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Somerset’s character.

Also of interest is that Somerset has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 23.33% 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

In addition, Somerset is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Somerset is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Somerset’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Somerset, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.20 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Somerset, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Somerset is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Somerset Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Somerset, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Somerset is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 94.06% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Somerset in 2018 was $134,703, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $538,812 for a family of four.

Somerset is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include German, English, European, Eastern European, and Russian.

Somerset also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.62%.

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


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Somerset, MD HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MD* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
4301 East West Hwy
Bethesda, MD 20814
09-12
Bradley Hills Elementary School
8701 Hartsdale Ave
Bethesda, MD 20817
KG-05
Somerset Elementary School
5811 Warwick Pl
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
PK-05
Walt Whitman High School
7100 Whittier Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
09-12
Westland Middle School
5511 Massachusetts Ave
Bethesda, MD 20816
06-08
Wood Acres Elementary School
5800 Cromwell Drive
Bethesda, MD 20816
PK-05
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
6311 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Maryland

(10 is best)

Better than of MD school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 33.4% 42.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 26.3% 35.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.1% 6.2%

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