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Welcome to Somerset ...

Somerset is located in Bristol County<1>.

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

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.

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.

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.

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Somerset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Somerset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Somerset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Somerset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
    • North Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Providence

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Somerset: www.somersetmass.com/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Bristol, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Somerset.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Somerset - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Somerset). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Somerset or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Somerset includes: 02725 & 02726.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Somerset) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Somerset. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SomersetOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7695, Longitude: -71.1287       In this case, the coordinates for Somerset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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