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Somerset County, Maryland

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Somerset County, Maryland
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 25,675
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 25,675
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 26,470
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -3.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 26,470
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.0%
Female persons, percent
45.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
53.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
42.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,642
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 6.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,490
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 64.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $131,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,232
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $508
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $673
Building permits, 2018 36
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 8,362
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.36
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 82.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 8.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 80.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 63.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 81.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 14.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 43.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 47.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,769
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 74,733
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 223,208
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 112,241
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $4,275
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $39,239
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $18,395
Persons in poverty, percent
24.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 361
Total employment, 2016 3,888
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 143,033
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 6.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,427
All firms, 2012 1,692
Men-owned firms, 2012 940
Women-owned firms, 2012 481
Minority-owned firms, 2012 291
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,365
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 135
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,466
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 82.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 319.72
FIPS Code 24039
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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