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Somer is a township in Champaign County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area.
The latitude of Somer is 40.180N. The longitude is -88.186W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,421.
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29% of Somer residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somer was $23,255, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Somer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Somer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $277. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $953.
Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somer political report.
The average commute time for Somer workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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