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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Somerset County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 75,619. In Somerset County, most residents own their homes. In Somerset County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Somerset County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Somerset County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$607
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    153.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    68.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    375.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16.3
    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
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    50%
    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
$46,132
National
$55,322

Somerset County Reviews

9 reviews
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Honestly, I have grown up here my entire life, and I am just ready to leave. There is absolutely nothing to do but drive around. The people here are small-minded. My high school was a good education but the people were not a fun time. There is no movie theather, no shopping, nothing. Seven Springs is a plus though.
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Somerset County is a very small, rural tight knit community. I like the fact that there are no to minimal violent crimes in the area and everybody knows everybody. It would be nice if there were better job opportunities in the area. The area is not large, so there is not much to offer for bigger companies to move in and create more work in the local area.
Somerset is a wonderful place to raise a family. Rural and suburban, there is a lot of space and beautiful landscapes. Close enough to Pittsburgh and neighboring Johnstown, but it still leaves something to be desired. Not much in the way of local businesses, they tend not to thrive.