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Somerset is a township in Jackson County, in the Carbondale metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Somerset. For links to other places called Somerset, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Somerset is 37.809N. The longitude is -89.323W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 407 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,115.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62994 ZIP code.
25% of Somerset residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somerset ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somerset was $18,402, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Somerset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Somerset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerset political report.
The average commute time for Somerset workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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