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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Somerset is approximately 1,149 (2007), 1216 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 419 (2000), 407 (2010).
The amount of land area in Somerset is 0.727 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Somerset is 0.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Somerset to Washington DC is 5 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 33 miles. (as the crow flies)
Somerset is positioned 38.96 degrees north of the equator and 77.09 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Somerset elevation is 295 feet above sea level.
Somerset per capita income is $ 82,368 (2000).
Somerset median income is $ 185,494 (2007).
The Somerset median home price is $ 1,218,819 (2007).


in central Maryland about two miles from Bethesda and about seven miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Friendship Village, Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase Section Three, Chevy Chase Section Five and Martin's Additions.
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History & History Related Items

The area was originally a farming area with a main crop of tobacco but in 1890, land was purchased to create a town. The first home was built in 1893 and before long more homes were built. The town, as promoted, was to be a place of “tranquility and refinement” but it had many problems some being no schools or fire protection. The residents petitioned the state to create a township so they could have taxes to support the citizens. The charter was approved in 1906 and took Somerset Heights and nearby areas and set up the town of Somerset.
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Somerset City Government

Town of Somerset
4510 Cumberland Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301-657-3211

Somerset Chamber

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Somerset Organizations

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Somerset Libraries

Montgomery County Library
21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-0002

Somerset Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850 Somerset


The population of Somerset was:
1990 - 993
2000 - 1,124
2007 - 1,149

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 386
2000 - 419

Median age:
2000 - 46.1 years

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 144,523
2007 - $ 185,494

Median house value:
2000 - $ 489,200
2007 - $ 1,218,819

Somerset is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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