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Somerset is a city in Pulaski County.

Somerset is in the Pennyroyal region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for county in NJ.

The latitude of Somerset is 37.091N. The longitude is -84.604W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 971 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,786.


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Median household income
Local
$22,362
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somerset demographic reports
Somerset is west of the Cumberland Mountains.
The 1862 Battle of Logan's Cross Roads occurred here in 1862
Local festivals include:
  • Pulaski County Fair - July 23-28, 2007
  • Archery Festival - April 28-29, 2007
  • Sheltowee Art Fair - Nov. 9-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Somerset web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, General Burnside State Park
Colleges and universities: Somerset Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pulaski 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 42533 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% 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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somerset was $14,048, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Somerset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Somerset festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
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Government
Guides to Somerset
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Somerset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $579.


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Libraries

Libraries in Somerset include Pulaski County Public Library District ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Somerset include Somerset Commonwealth Journal

TV stations in Somerset include WKSO.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WDCL-FM.

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Politics

Pulaski County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerset political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Somerset workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 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 6.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Somerset include Best Western Mid Town Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn, Country Inn & Suites Somerset, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Landmark Inn, Super 8.

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