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Somerset is a town in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The community was named for Somerset, England.
The latitude of Somerset is 41.769N. The longitude is -71.129W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,234.
19th-century shipbuilding center
Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bristol County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Providence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02725 ZIP code.
2% 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 $22,420, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% 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 $534. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,158.
Libraries in Somerset include Somerset Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Somerset workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Somerset between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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