Somerset County, Pennsylvania

According to the 2000 Census, Somerset County, Pennsylvania has a population of 80,023 people. Of those, 77,938 (97%) are White, 1,275 (2%) are Black, and 532 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,239 (or 3% of the 80,023 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Somerset County a population of 77,784 with a demographic that is 99% White, 0% Black, and 0% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 80,023 2,239 77,784
White 77,938 806 77,132
Black 1,275 1,166 109
Latino 532 256 276


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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