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Time Zone: Somerset County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Somerset is the Seat for Somerset County.

Somerset County was founded April 17, 1795 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Somerset had a population of 76,953 people. This is a decrease of 3.84% since the last Census (which gave a population of 80,023 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Somerset represented 0.65% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201077,742-2.85%+1.03% since 2009
200976,953-3.84%-0.45% since 2008
200877,302-3.4%-0.56% since 2007
200080,023The Last Census

More information can be found on the Somerset County Census Page for Somerset County.


Below are some of the communities located in Somerset County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Somerset County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Somerset   6,3066,7626.74% decrease  
Windber   3,9754,3959.56% decrease  
Meyersdale   2,2522,4738.94% decrease  
Berlin   2,0502,1926.48% decrease  
Boswell   1,2371,3649.31% decrease  

Websites for Somerset County

Official Website:   www.co.somerset.pa.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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