Borough of Somerset Data and Statistics

Form of Government
Borough (Council, Manager)
Council Meetings
7:00 pm, 4th Monday of each month
Population (updated 4-21-08)
Somerset Borough - 6,762
Somerset Township - 9,319
Somerset County - 80,023
Area/Altitude
2.895 Square Miles/2,200 feet above sea level
Climate
Mean annual temperature 47.6 Degrees F.
Average Snowfall of 90 - 100 inches per year
Churches
14, Representing all denominations
Newspaper
one daily, one weekly
Radio Stations
two AM: one FM
Motels
8 with total accommodations for approximately 1,150
Geographic/Trade Area
16 mile radius a population of 30,000
35 mile radius a population of 318,000
Public Libraries
One
Bus Service
Railroads
The Borough is Served by the Chessie System
Highways
Within the Borough: PA Turnpike;
State Rt. 281; 31; 601; 
US Rt. 219, 3 miles north
Airports
One, within three miles of the Borough.
Amusements/Recreation
Largest auditorium in Borough seats 1,000 persons.
Number of movie theaters, six, seating 600
Number of golf courses in or near the Borough, five.
Three major Resort areas within 30 minutes of the Borough.
Two Parks, Two Baseball fields, six Tennis courts, and numerous exercise and fitness centers.
Hospitals
One, 166 total beds
Education
Number of public schools, four. Number of parochial schools, one. Technical school just outside the Borough.
Near by Universities
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown - 26 miles
University of Pittsburgh - 65 miles
Pennsylvania State University - 110 miles
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - 58 miles
California University of Pennsylvania - 58 miles
Organizations
Numerous service clubs, Sports Clubs,
Lodges and Civic groups
Special Plans And/or Ordinances
Comprehensive Plan
Zoning Ordinance
Subdivision Ordinance
Building Codes
Building Permits