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Somerset County, Maryland Facts

Facts
State Maryland
Land area 319.7 square miles
Population Density 82.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 26,273
Population change -0.7%
Under 5 years of age 5%
Under 18 16.7%
65 and over 14.8%
Females 45.8%
White 53.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.8
Asian 0.9%
Two or more races 2%
Black or African American 42.8%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 80%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.2%
Veterans 2,083
Households and Housing
Households 8,419
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.3%
Median household income $38,447
The per capita income $16,748
Live below the poverty line. 23.4%
housing units 11,117
Multi-unit structures 15%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $153,600
Residents owning their homes. 68.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,099
Women-owned firms 20.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 11.9%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $105,159
Retail sales per capita $4,011
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0