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Population (year 2000): 11,352. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,136 (+6.9% change)
Males: 5,131 (45.2%), Females: 6,221 (54.8%)

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Median resident age: 40.3 years
Median household income: $22,362 (year 2000)
Median house value: $63,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Somerset:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.4%)
  • Black (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (19.9%), English (11.8%), Irish (9.4%), German (7.9%), French (1.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

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Land area: 11.3 square miles

Somerset,

For population 25 years and over in Somerset

  • High school or higher: 63.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +249 (+2.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: KY Lexington-Fayette, (65.9 miles pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (390.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: KY (1.3 miles Ferguson, KY (6.4 miles Burnside, Hill, KY Science (6.6 miles KY (14.0 miles Eubank, KY Monticello, (23.7 miles KY (25.8 miles Brodhead, City, KY (26.6 miles Whitley Vernon, KY Mount (27.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 35 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2004: 70 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $106,300

Latitude: 37.08 N, Longitude: 84.61 W

Area code: 606


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.0%), Retail trade (17.1%), Manufacturing (14.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,055 (+79.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,721 (64.2%)

Crime in Somerset (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (25.3 per 100,000)
  • 8 robberies (67.4 per 100,000)
  • 14 assaults (118.0 per 100,000)
  • 106 burglaries (893.3 per 100,000)
  • 590 thefts (4972.2 per 100,000)
  • 39 auto thefts (328.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 357.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Somerset, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somerset,

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Somerset city center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 tornado 15.3 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 113 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Somerset:
  • LAKE CUMBERLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL (305 LANGDON ST P O BOX 620)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Somerset:
  • WAYNE CO HOSP INC (about 25 miles; MONTICELLO, KY)
  • ROCKCASTLE HOSP (about 28 miles; MOUNT VERNON, KY)
  • CASEY COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; LIBERTY, KY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Somerset:
  • BLUE GRASS (about 66 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; ID: LEX)
  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 99 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; ID: TYS)
  • LOUISVILLE INTL-STANDIFORD FIELD (about 108 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; ID: SDF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Somerset:
  • SOMERSET-PULASKI COUNTY-J.T. WILSON FIELD (about 3 miles; SOMERSET, KY; ID: SME)
  • WAYNE COUNTY (about 24 miles; MONTICELLO, KY; ID: EKQ)
  • MC CREARY COUNTY (about 32 miles; PINE KNOT, KY; ID: 18I)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15 $35,963 $28,770 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 38 $109,618 $34,616 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $6,830 $27,320 4 $3,238
Firefighters 24 $77,711 $38,855 4 $3,720
Streets and Highways 10 $23,509 $28,210 0 $0
Health 41 $106,336 $31,122 9 $7,308
Solid Waste Management 15 $34,108 $27,286 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $11,436 $22,872 8 $3,494
Housing and Community Development(Local) 15 $40,804 $32,643 1 $371
Water Supply 20 $49,468 $29,680 0 $0
Gas Supply 18 $57,643 $38,428 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,762 $34,572 0 $0
Sewerage 15 $37,496 $29,996 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $17,605 $35,210 13 $13,989
Totals for Government 228 $614,289 $32,331 39 $32,120


Colleges/Universities in Somerset:
  • SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,792; Location: 808 MONTICELLO STREET; Public)
  • SOMERSET TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 426; Location: 230 AIRPORT RD; Public)
  • SOMERSET BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 212 E MT VERNON; Private, for-profit)
  • CUMBERLAND BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 371 LANGDON ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; RICHMOND, KY; Full-time enrollment: 11,214)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (about 66 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; FT enrollment: 20,492)
  • LEXINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; FT enrollment: 3,490)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 7,204)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 88 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 88 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 5,196)
Public high schools in Somerset:
  • SOUTHWESTERN PULASKI COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,090; Location: 1765 WTLO RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PULASKI COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,003; Location: 511 UNIVERSITY DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOMERSET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 301 COLLEGE ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PULASKI CENTRAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 500 CHANDLER ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • PULASKI COUNTY DAY TREATMENT CTR ALT SCH (Students: 66; Location: 67 PARKERS MILL RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Somerset:
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 1156 OAKHILL RD PO BOX 3463; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SALINE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 78; Location: 2685 WEST 80; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Somerset:
  • SOUTHERN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 991; Location: 200 ENTERPRISE DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTHERN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 830; Location: 650 OAK LEAF LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PULASKI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 710; Location: 107 W UNIVERSITY DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTHERN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 582; Location: 198 ENTERPRISE DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HOPKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 547; Location: 210 MAY ST; Grades: PK - 04)
  • MEECE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 466; Location: 210 BARNETT ST; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • OAK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 414; Location: 1755 WTLO ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SHOPVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 10 SHOPVILLE RD.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WOODSTOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 13215 N HWY 39; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Somerset:
  • FIRST KIDS (Students: 68; Location: 99 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 2)
  • CHILDREN'S HOUSE (THE) (Students: 67; Location: 309 PARK AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Somerset:
  • PULASKI COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $745,237; Location: 107 NORTH MAIN STREET; 84,268 books; 5,987 audio materials; 4,402 video materials; 196 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Oakwood Training Center (A).

Church in Somerset: Mount Olive Church (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Allen Branch (A).


Somerset compared to Kentucky state average:
  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:
  • WTLO (1480 AM; 1 kW; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSFC (1240 AM; 1 kW; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKEQ (910 AM; 0 kW; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W277AA (103.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WKII-FM (102.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W255AO (98.9 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WHAY (105.9 FM; WHITLEY CITY, KY; Owner: TIM LAVENDER)

TV broadcast stations around Somerset:
  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)

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