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 1,288 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 99.48% 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 (22.01%), legal occupations (18.20%), and business and financial occupations (11.27%).

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.

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.37% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Somerset, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.75 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 91.29% 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 2010 was $119,715, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $478,860 for a family of four.

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 English, Polish, Irish, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Somerset's cultural character, accounting for 20.08% of the town’s population.

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

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
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

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Somerset, MD HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Somerset 0.101011101001110
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Somerset VIOLENT CRIMES

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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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Somerset 0.101011101001110
Maryland 23.15

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Somerset 0.101011101001110
Maryland 57

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Maryland

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Better than of MD school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 34.9% 44.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 28.5% 38.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.5% 6.1%

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