Somerset, Pennsylvania

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Somerset (pronounced /ˈsʌmərsɛt/) is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,762 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Somerset County.[1] The Somerset Wind Farm is 3 miles (5 km) to the east. Somerset is just off Exit 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-70 and I-76) and is a popular stopover place for travelers between Southwestern Ontario and American Midwest and Northeast Corridor.[citation needed]

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Geography

Somerset is located at 40°0′25″N 79°4′53″W / 40.00694°N 79.08139°W / 40.00694; -79.08139 (40.006920, -79.081297)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), all of it land.

Somerset has the ninth-highest elevation of towns in Pennsylvania, at 2,190 feet (670 m) above sea level.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,762 people, 3,035 households, and 1,717 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,466.0 people per square mile (952.9/km²). There were 3,313 housing units at an average density of 1,208.2/sq mi (466.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.80% White, 0.70% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

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