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0.31% decline
Median Age
Median Household Income
2.08% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
1.97% growth
Median Property Value
11.9% decline

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The economy of Somerset County, MD employs 8,263 people. The economy of Somerset County, MD is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 4.11; 2.21; and 1.53 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Somerset County, MD are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,253), Educational Services (1,175), and Retail trade (935), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($38,185), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($37,857), and Utilities ($37,353).

Median household income in Somerset County, MD is $35,886. Males in Somerset County, MD have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,848. The income inequality of Somerset County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Somerset County, MD. In Somerset County, MD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 31 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,306. Baltimore city, MD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maryland.


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Somerset County, MD is home to a population of 25,899 people, from which 97.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Somerset County, MD is composed of 13,358 White residents (51.6%), 10,749 Black residents (41.5%), 937 Hispanic residents (3.62%), 497 Two+ residents (1.92%), and 269 Asian residents (1.04%). The most common foreign languages in Somerset County, MD are Spanish (672 speakers), Other Asian (358 speakers), and Arabic (222 speakers), but compared to other places, Somerset County, MD has a relative high number of Other Asian (358 speakers), Arabic (222 speakers), and African Languages (197 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Somerset County, MD awarded 722 degrees. The student population of Somerset County, MD is skewed towards females, with 276 male students and 446 female students. Most students in Somerset County, MD are Black or African American (469 and 65%), followed by White (132 and 18.3%), Two or more races (55 and 7.62%), and Hispanic or Latino (14 and 1.94%). The largest universities in Somerset County, MD by number of graduates are University of Maryland Eastern Shore (722 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Somerset County, MD are Criminal Justice - Police Science (110 and 15.2%), General Biological Sciences (47 and 6.51%), and General Business Administration & Management (46 and 6.37%). The median tuition costs in Somerset County, MD are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,105 and $14,189 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset County, MD is $131,800, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $149,600 to $131,800, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Somerset County, MD is 64.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Somerset County, MD have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Somerset County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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