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Somerset is a town in Montgomery County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The community was named for the county in England.

The latitude of Somerset is 38.965N. The longitude is -77.096W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 295 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,152.


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Median household income
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$144,523
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somerset demographic reports
Five government scientists purchased land here in 1890, developing it as residential lots.

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13% of Somerset residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $82,368, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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86% of Somerset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Somerset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $2,001.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,442.


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Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerset political report.

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The average commute time for Somerset workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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