Somerset

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  2. Somerset Statistics
  3. Somerset Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Somerset Employment Information
  5. Somerset Family Information
  6. Somerset Education Information
  7. Somerset Business Information
  8. Somerset Public Benefits Information
  9. Somerset Criminal Information
  10. Somerset Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Somerset Zip Codes


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Somerset Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 18,234
  • Land Area (2000): 21.002 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 10.015 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 508
  • Alias(es) (2003): FALL RIVER, SOMERSET

Somerset Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 17,791 2002 18,461 2005 18,640
2000 18,269 2003 18,670 2006 18,682
2001 18,321 2004 18,682 2007 18,473

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Houses (2000): 7,143
Somerset Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Somerset Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 8,096
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $242,060,000 / $62,026,000

Somerset Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 9,696 8,944 753 7.76% 78
1991 9,617 8,584 1,033 10.74% 107
1992 9,597 8,574 1,023 10.66% 107
1993 9,709 8,707 1,002 10.32% 103
1994 9,569 8,796 773 8.08% 81
1995 9,699 9,027 671 6.92% 69
1996 9,723 9,059 664 6.83% 68
1997 9,744 9,205 539 5.53% 55
1998 9,641 9,258 383 3.97% 40
1999 9,742 9,382 360 3.69% 37
2000 9,650 9,310 340 3.52% 35
2001 9,711 9,286 425 4.38% 44
2002 9,928 9,384 544 5.48% 55
2003 9,987 9,441 546 5.47% 55
2004 10,002 9,440 563 5.63% 56
2005 9,980 9,421 559 5.60% 56
2006 10,013 9,432 581 5.80% 58
2007 9,915 9,374 541 5.46% 54
2008 9,774 9,159 614 6.29% 63
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 9,878 9,195 683 6.91% 69
Feb 2008 9,781 9,155 626 6.40% 64
Mar 2008 9,811 9,158 653 6.66% 67
Apr 2008 9,737 9,198 539 5.54% 55
May 2008 9,636 9,117 519 5.39% 54
Jun 2008 9,812 9,215 597 6.08% 61
Jul 2008 9,821 9,176 645 6.57% 66
Aug 2008 9,816 9,178 638 6.50% 65
Sep 2008 9,673 9,043 630 6.51% 65
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Somerset Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 527 11.63%
2. Public Administration 343 7.57%
3. Educational Services 310 6.84%
4. Health Care 250 5.52%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 214 4.72%
6. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 197 4.35%
7. Utilities 174 3.84%
8. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 162 3.57%
9. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 156 3.44%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 155 3.42%
11. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 135 2.98%
12. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 126 2.78%
13. Repair and Maintenance 117 2.58%
14. Finance and Insurance 109 2.40%
15. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 94 2.07%
16. Metal Manufactuing 93 2.05%
17. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 90 1.99%
18. Other Transportation 89 1.96%
19. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 71 1.57%
20. Machinery Manufacturing 69 1.52%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 997 22.40%
2. Educational Services 721 16.20%
3. Finance and Insurance 309 6.94%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 206 4.63%
5. Public Administration 194 4.36%
6. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 193 4.34%
7. Food and Beverage Stores 180 4.04%
8. Department and Other General Stores 151 3.39%
9. Social Assistance 129 2.90%
10. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 116 2.61%
11. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 91 2.04%
12. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 90 2.02%
13. Apparel Manufacturing 70 1.57%
14. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 64 1.44%
15. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 59 1.33%
16. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 57 1.28%
17. Personal and Laundry Services 53 1.19%
18. Utilities 51 1.15%
19. Other Transportation 48 1.08%
20. Furniture, Furnishings, and Appliances 47 1.06%

Somerset Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 219 4.83%
2. Other Management Occupations 216 4.77%
3. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 211 4.65%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 192 4.24%
5. Other Installation / Maintenance 185 4.08%
6. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 185 4.08%
7. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 176 3.88%
8. Vehicle Mechanics 159 3.51%
9. Law Enforcement Workers 156 3.44%
10. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 153 3.38%
11. Carpenters 149 3.29%
12. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 147 3.24%
13. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 130 2.87%
14. Other Food Preparation and Servers 115 2.54%
15. Other Construction Trades 106 2.34%
16. Engineers 99 2.18%
17. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 90 1.99%
18. Computer Specialists 88 1.94%
19. Electricians 73 1.61%
20. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 71 1.57%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 346 7.78%
2. Other Office and Admin Support 315 7.08%
3. Registered Nurses 285 6.40%
4. Secretaries and Admins 280 6.29%
5. Other Sales and Related Occupations 234 5.26%
6. Health Technologists and Technicians 188 4.22%
7. Other Management Occupations 176 3.96%
8. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 167 3.75%
9. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 162 3.64%
10. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 142 3.19%
11. Cashiers 139 3.12%
12. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 124 2.79%
13. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 120 2.70%
14. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 113 2.54%
15. Customer Service Representatives 108 2.43%
16. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 106 2.38%
17. Waiters and Waitresses 96 2.16%
18. Other Production Occupations 94 2.11%
19. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 93 2.09%
20. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 79 1.78%

Somerset Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 7,584 50.52%
15-35 hours 2,024 13.48%
1-14 hours 498 3.32%
No regular hours 4,906 32.68%

Somerset Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 193 2.22%
5 AM-5:29 AM 191 2.19%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 354 4.06%
6 AM-6:29 AM 881 10.12%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 1,072 12.31%
7 AM-7:29 AM 1,228 14.10%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 1,567 17.99%
8 AM-8:29 AM 1,065 12.23%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 547 6.28%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 283 3.25%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 175 2.01%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 94 1.08%
Noon-3:59 PM 648 7.44%
4 PM-11:59 PM 411 4.72%

Somerset Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 199 2.28%
5-9 840 9.65%
10-14 1,547 17.76%
15-19 1,628 18.69%
20-24 1,389 15.95%
25-29 401 4.60%
30-34 1,027 11.79%
35-39 193 2.22%
40-44 274 3.15%
45-59 482 5.53%
60-89 331 3.80%
At least 90 398 4.57%

Somerset Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 22 0.25% 5,982 68.69%
30-44 0 0.00% 1,494 17.15%
45-59 0 0.00% 482 5.53%
At least 60 50 0.57% 679 7.80%

Somerset Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 0 0.00%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 834 9.35%
 Car / truck / van, solo 7,730 86.65%
 Motorcycle 0 0.00%
 Other 0 0.00%
 Public transportation 72 0.81%
 Walked 73 0.82%
 Worked at home 212 2.38%

Somerset Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Somerset Family Information

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Households (2000): 6,976 (17,950 people)
Families (2000): 5,279 (15,781 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 2,401
People at same address in 1995: 12,554

Somerset Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 458 6.57%
$10,000-$14,999 442 6.34%
$15,000-$19,999 394 5.65%
$20,000-$24,999 275 3.94%
$25,000-$29,999 495 7.10%
$30,000-$34,999 337 4.83%
$35,000-$39,999 256 3.67%
$40,000-$44,999 279 4.00%
$45,000-$49,999 421 6.03%
$50,000-$59,999 780 11.18%
$60,000-$74,999 857 12.28%
$75,000-$99,999 1,014 14.54%
$100,000-$124,999 548 7.86%
$125,000-$149,999 219 3.14%
$150,000-$199,999 142 2.04%
$200,000 or more 59 0.85%

Somerset Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 1,501 21.48%
 Family, 2 people 2,310 33.06%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 191 2.73%
 Family, 3 people 1,268 18.15%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 20 0.29%
 Family, 4 people 1,119 16.02%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 10 0.14%
 Family, 5 people 401 5.74%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 5 0.07%
 Family, 6 people 116 1.66%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 0 0.00%
 Family, 7 or more people 46 0.66%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 0 0.00%

Somerset Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 5,177 25.52%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 3,447 16.99%
Public Assistance 131 0.65%
Retirement 1,764 8.70%
Self Employment 616 3.04%
Social Security 2,746 13.54%
Supplemental Security 236 1.16%
Wage / Salary 5,089 25.09%
Other 1,081 5.33%

Somerset Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 2,890 64.38%
 With children under 18 1,599 35.62%

Somerset Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 408 5.77%
 Married 4,707 66.53%
 Never Married 1,706 24.11%
 Widowed 254 3.59%

Somerset Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 541 6.63%
 Married 4,889 59.92%
 Never Married 1,526 18.70%
 Widowed 1,203 14.74%

Somerset Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Somerset Education Information

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Somerset Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 1,466 10.10%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 1,907 13.14%
 High school diploma or equivalent 4,464 30.75%
 Some college, no degree 2,567 17.68%
 Associate degree 1,305 8.99%
 Bachelors degree 1,843 12.70%
 Graduate or professional degree 965 6.65%

Somerset Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 218 1.20% 134 0.73% 352 1.93%
Kindergarten 168 0.92% 12 0.07% 180 0.99%
Grades 1-4 729 4.00% 99 0.54% 828 4.54%
Grades 5-8 949 5.20% 34 0.19% 983 5.39%
Grades 9-12 825 4.52% 68 0.37% 893 4.90%
Undergrad college 581 3.19% 117 0.64% 698 3.83%
Graduate or professional school 105 0.58% 75 0.41% 180 0.99%
Total 3,575 19.61% 539 2.96% 4,114 22.56%

Somerset Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Somerset Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 684
Somerset Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Somerset Public Benefits Information

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Somerset Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 17,130 95.99%
 Below Poverty Level 716 4.01%

Somerset Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Somerset Criminal Information

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Somerset Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 2.080 0.112 0.000 0.112 2.305 0.337 3.204 13.602 1.686 18.830
2000 2.135 0.164 0.000 0.164 2.463 0.164 2.354 15.272 2.244 20.034
2001 3.766 0.109 0.000 0.109 3.984 0.218 2.565 16.811 0.982 20.577
2002 3.738 0.217 0.000 0.433 4.388 0.163 3.358 15.492 1.246 20.259
2003 1.928 0.214 0.054 0.054 2.250 0.161 3.267 13.069 1.125 17.461
2004 2.516 0.268 0.000 0.428 3.212 0.054 2.676 15.148 1.606 19.430
2005 3.165 0.322 0.000 0.268 3.755 0.215 2.468 14.109 1.019 17.597
2006 2.837 0.054 0.000 0.054 2.944 0.214 3.586 13.917 1.285 18.788
2007 2.165 0.054 0.000 0.325 2.544 0.108 2.598 14.129 0.758 17.485

Somerset Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 8 32
2005 7 31
2006 6 31
2007 6 32

Somerset Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 376
2000 411
2001 450
2002 455

Somerset Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Somerset Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Somerset Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 1,811 9.93%
10-19 Years 2,307 12.65%
20-29 Years 1,557 8.54%
30-39 Years 2,560 14.04%
40-49 Years 2,716 14.90%
50-59 Years 2,504 13.73%
60-69 Years 1,879 10.30%
70-79 Years 1,831 10.04%
80-89 Years 917 5.03%
90+ Years 152 0.83%

Somerset Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 8,635 47.36%
 Female 9,599 52.64%

Somerset Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 17,834 97.81%
 Multiracial 142 0.78%
 Asian 97 0.53%
 Hispanic/Latino 90 0.49%
 African-American 29 0.16%
 Amerindian 22 0.12%
 Other Race 16 0.09%
 Pacific Islander 4 0.02%

Somerset Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Portuguese 7,578 34.37%
2. Irish 2,971 13.47%
3. French Non-Basque 2,835 12.86%
4. English 2,493 11.31%
5. French Canadian 1,706 7.74%
6. Italian 1,198 5.43%
7. Polish 799 3.62%
8. United States Or American 512 2.32%
9. German 433 1.96%
10. Scottish 262 1.19%

Somerset Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 14,584 83.58%
2. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 1,935 11.09%
3. French 445 2.55%
4. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 133 0.76%
5. Chinese 87 0.50%
6. Arabic 62 0.36%
7. Polish 43 0.25%
8. Greek 41 0.23%
9. Korean 39 0.22%
10. Tagalog 19 0.11%

Somerset Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 16,794 92.10%
 Naturalized immigrant 1,164 6.38%
 Not a citizen 276 1.51%

Somerset Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Somerset Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Somerset Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

02725 02726