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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20816 ZIP code.
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.
86% 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 $2,001. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,442.
Montgomery 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 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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