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0.54% decline
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Median Household Income
1.88% growth
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0.94% decline
Median Property Value
1.21% growth

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The economy of Somerset County, PA employs 32,847 people. The economy of Somerset County, PA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Transportation & Warehousing; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 4.59; 1.56; and 1.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Somerset County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,529), Manufacturing (4,057), and Retail trade (3,802), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,053), Utilities ($49,472), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($36,136).

Median household income in Somerset County, PA is $45,424. Males in Somerset County, PA have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,754. The income inequality of Somerset County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.404 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Somerset County, PA. In Somerset County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 42 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,377. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Somerset County, PA is home to a population of 76,201 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Somerset County, PA is composed of 72,235 White residents (94.8%), 1,987 Black residents (2.61%), 1,021 Hispanic residents (1.34%), 605 Two+ residents (0.79%), and 245 Asian residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Somerset County, PA are Other West Germanic (1,041 speakers), Spanish (749 speakers), and German (316 speakers), but compared to other places, Somerset County, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (1,041 speakers), Hungarian (70 speakers), and German (316 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Somerset County, PA awarded 63 degrees. The student population of Somerset County, PA is skewed away from females, with 39 male students and 24 female students. Most students in Somerset County, PA are White (62 and 98.4%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 1.59%), Two or more races (0 and N/A), and American Indian (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Somerset County, PA by number of graduates are Somerset County Technology Center (63 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Somerset County, PA are Carpenter (7 and 11.1%), HVAC Maintenance (7 and 11.1%), and Other Electrical & Power Transmission Installers (5 and 7.94%). The median tuition costs in Somerset County, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Somerset County, PA is $100,000, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $98,800 to $100,000, a 1.21% increase. The homeownership rate of Somerset County, PA is 78.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Somerset County, PA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Somerset County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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