Somerset Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

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Somerset Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,319 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 64.3 square miles (166.6 km²), of which, 63.9 square miles (165.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,319 people, 3,484 households, and 2,574 families residing in the township. The population density was 145.8 people per square mile (56.3/km²). There were 3,699 housing units at an average density of 57.9/sq mi (22.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.20% White, 1.48% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 3,484 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,391, and the median income for a family was $37,006. Males had a median income of $28,007 versus $21,707 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,510. About 7.5% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.


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