Somerset, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerset, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Somerset is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bexar County at latitude 29.2286 and longitude -98.6569. Bexar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Somerset, but most people and references simply refer to it as Somerset, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Somerset indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Somerset (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Somerset, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,734
Population in Households 1,731
Population in Familes 1,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 868
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 560
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 431
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $86,577
Average Home Value $104,581


Median Household Income $38,807
Average Household Income $44,744
Per Capita Income $14,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.45% 1.87%
Households 1.53% 1.86%
Families 1.47% 1.79%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Somerset, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 762 57th
Population Density1 # 809 54th
Diversity Index2 # 571 67th
Median Household Income # 1069 39th
Per Capita Income # 1420 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.