ZIP Code 42501 - Somerset Map and Data

Official Zip Code NameSomerset
Zip Code StateKentucky
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pulaski
Secondary County: Laurel
Area Code606
Current Population:17592
Racial Majority:White 93.33%
Public School Racial Majority:White 89.3%
Unemployment Rate:4.2%
Median Household Income$31874
Average Adjusted Gross Income$42070
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time19.4 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range863 - 1158 ft.
Area212 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)37.06251900, -84.44905300

Map of ZIP Code 42501 Border

Zip Code 42501 Description

Zip Code 42501 is located in the state of Kentucky in the Lexington metro area. Zip code 42501 is primarily located in Pulaski County. Portions of 42501 are also located in Laurel County. The official US Postal Service name for 42501 is SOMERSET, Kentucky. Portions of zip code 42501 are contained within or border the city limits of Somerset, KY, Ferguson, KY, and Burnside, KY. The area code for zip code 42501 is 606. 42501 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Kentucky.

The current unemployment level in 42501 is 4.2% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.0% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 3.8% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 3.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 42501 increased to 17592 from 16916 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 42501 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 42501 public schools is White. 53.2% of students in 42501 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 16556 93.33% 16338 +1%
 Black Or African American 394 2.22% 374 +5%
 Hispanic 464 2.62% 488 -5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 77 0.43% 51 +51%
 Asian 17 0.1% 80 -79%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 4 -100%
 Other Race 11 0% 11 -100%
 Two Or More Races 246 1.31% 246 -6%

Zip Code 42501 Race/Ethnicity

 White 89.3%
 Black Or African American 2.7%
 Hispanic 5.2%
 Asian 1.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 1.1%

Zip Code 42501 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1759216916
Male Population46.80%
Female Population53.20%
Total Households7313
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$31874
Income Under $50K Per Year72.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year21.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year6.30%
42501 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Kentucky District 5Hal RogersRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$157633
Average Real Estate Sale Price$25000
Current Unemployment Level 4.2%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.9%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.9%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 71g - Eastern Highland Rim
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 42501 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)25283543526165635644362945
Avg Max Temp (°F)44495868758386857969574867
Avg Precip (In.)4.243.624.74.25.344.764.473.813.743.24.174.6550.91
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Somerset, KY
CBSA Type42501
CBSA Population60657
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours