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Somers is a town in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after Capt. Richard Somers, naval hero of the Tripolitan War
The latitude of Somers is 41.328N. The longitude is -73.686W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,346.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Somers demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10578 ZIP code.
13% of Somers residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somers ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somers was $40,414, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Somers residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Somers, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,207. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,107.
Libraries in Somers include Somers Library ... View libraries
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somers political report.
The average commute time for Somers workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Somers between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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