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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Somerset County is located in Maine with a population of 50,994. In Somerset County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Somerset County and residents tend to lean conservative.
Population
50,994

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Somerset County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    418.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,038
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Somerset County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,549
National
$55,322

Somerset County Reviews

2 reviews
Somerset is a good county to live in if you want to be able to experience the Maine wilderness and still be in a town setting. There are not many large problems in the county, so it can sometimes get boring. For the most part, the community is quite involved with helping others.
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Great place to live. I have lived here almost my whole and would not live anywhere else. The communities are very friendly.