Somerset County is located in southernmost Maryland. The County Seat is Princess Anne and the largest city is Princess Anne. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.somerset.md.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 25,859 and the 2010 census population was 26,470. The land area is 319.72 square miles and there are 82.8 persons per square mile.
53.8% of the population is White, 42.8% is Black or African American, 3.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 79.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $153,600, there are 8,419 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,748, the median household income is $38,447, and 23.4% of the persons in Somerset County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,099. Retail sales (in $1000) were $105,159, and sales per capita were $4,011. The percentage of black-owned firms is 11.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20.7%.
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