A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Somerset ...
The location of Somerset has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Somerset has a population of 18,139 people<3> (see below for details).
Somerset was settled in 1677 and was incorporated in 1790.
Somerset is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Somerset lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Somerset: (508) and (774)<5>
The ZIP codes for Somerset: 02725-02726<6>
Websites for Somerset ...
Official Website: www.somersetmass.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Somerset had an population of 18,139 people. This is a decrease of 0.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.52% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Somerset had a population of 18,165 people. This makes Somerset the county's 10th most populous community.
The population of Somerset represents 0.28% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 100th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 18,165 people, the population of Somerset has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,234 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Somerset.
Communities Also Named Somerset ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Somerset - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (7), Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Somerset.
Communities near Somerset ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Somerset.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Somerset. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Somerset.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Somerset. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Somerset.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Somerset. See our Newspapers Page for Somerset.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Somerset ...
Looking for more information about Somerset? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Somerset, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Somerset.
Adding Somerset to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Somerset in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Somerset was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Somerset on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Somerset on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Somerset: www.somersetmass.com/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 22 Nov 2021