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Welcome to Somerset ...

Somerset is located in Somerset County<1> and is the County Seat for Somerset County.

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 5,869 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Somerset.

Somerset is 2,160 feet [658 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Somerset is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Somerset: (814)

Websites for Somerset ...

Official Website: www.somersetborough.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Somerset had an population of 5,869 people. This is a decrease of 6.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Somerset had a population of 6,277 people (or 8.07% of the total population of Somerset County). This makes Somerset the county's most populous community.

The population of Somerset represents 0.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,277 people, the population of Somerset decreased 7.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,762 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), Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, 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.

  • Meyersdale [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meyersdale
    • Meyersdale [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Somerset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,087 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meyersdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meyersdale<6>
  • Berlin [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Somerset County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Somerset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,931 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<6>
  • Ligonier [Westmoreland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ligonier
    • Ligonier [Westmoreland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Somerset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,506 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ligonier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ligonier<6>
  • Boswell [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
    • Boswell [Somerset County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Somerset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boswell<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Central City [Somerset County]
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      • Central City [Somerset County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<6>
    • Rockwood [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Somerset County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwood<6>
    • Salisbury [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Somerset County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<6>
    • Jennerstown [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennerstown
      • Jennerstown [Somerset County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jennerstown<6>
    • Hooversville [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooversville
      • Hooversville [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooversville
    • Garrett [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett [Somerset County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Somerset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrett<6>

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. Our list includes 36 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Somerset, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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 Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Somerset on our Genealogy Page.

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Somerset County

About Pennsylvania

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

The official website for Somerset County: www.co.somerset.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Somerset, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Somerset) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 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: 40.0070, Longitude: -79.0781       In this case, the coordinates for Somerset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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