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Somerset County Data  

By Maryland Newsline staff
Tuesday, April 10, 2001

 

POPULATION DATA SOMERSET CO. MARYLAND
Population 1990 2000 1990 2000
23,440 24,747 4,781,468 5,296,486
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 5.6% 10.8%
White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 56.4% 64.0%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 41.1% 27.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.4% 0.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.5% 4.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) Z Z
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 0.5% 1.8%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 1.2% 2.0%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 18.5% 25.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 1.3% 4.3%
High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 9,736 2,448,733
College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 1,526 826,164
Homeownership rate, 1990 72.2% 65.0%
Single family homes, number 1990 6,705 1,331,699
Households, 1990 7,835 1,749,342
Persons per household, 1990 2.52 2.67
Family households, 1990 5,635 1,256,327
Median household money income, 1997 model-based estimate $26,867 $45,289
Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 21.8% 9.5%
Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 29.1% 14.9%
BUSINESS DATA SOMERSET CO. MARYLAND
Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 1998 403 126,577
Private nonfarm employment, 1998 2,921 1,938,727
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990-1998 -3.8% 7.1%
Nonemployer establishments, 1997 1,457 298,912
Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1,000) NA 36,505,948
Retail sales, 1997 ($1,000) 67,979 46,428,206
Retail sales per capita, 1997 $2,784 $9,116
Minority-owned firms, 1992 167 55,587
Women-owned firms, 1992 470 121,777
Housing units authorized by building permits, 1999 66 29,757
Federal funds and grants, 1999 ($1,000) 121,292 41,990,244
Local government employment - full-time equivalent, 1997 621 171,635
Persons per square mile, 2000 75.7 541.9
(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

 

SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, 1990 Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, County Business Patterns, 1997 Economic Census, Minority- and Women-Owned Business, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report, 1997 Census of Governments

Copyright 2001 University of Maryland College of Journalism.


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