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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Somerset County is located in Maryland with a population of 25,801. Living in Somerset County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Somerset County tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Somerset County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    319.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    95.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    143.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    735.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,694.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Somerset County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,239
National
$55,322

Somerset County Reviews

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Due to the fact that the economic infrastructure of our local society is slowly deteriorating and we do not have a local income flowing abundantly, we don't have the funds to have nice locally owned businesses. People around here only care about cheaper prices and when big named companies come in town, the locally owned businesses suffer for it immensely because they cannot keep up with the price difference. Personally, I worked as a cashier for three years at my friend's parent's owned grocery store. It wasn't the nicest, but it felt like home and the community kept us alive with their ongoing support since its opening in 1948. When the grocery store Food Lion came in, the store was forced to shut down. This is the reality of most locally owned businesses around here. We cannot afford to have nice local businesses.
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Things happen here and there, but the police handles it professionally. Also when schools are in session everything calms down.
We have a fair amount of variety in my town. There are enough big company stores that there is nothing that you can't get in town, but at the same time you need to go to a bigger city in order to go retail shopping etc. We have a few mom and pop stores but they are mostly for rural activities like farm equipment and fresh produce.