Somerville, Massachusetts Population 2019

Somerville Ma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Somerville Ma was:

  • White: 77.17%
  • Asian: 9.57%
  • Black or African American: 6.60%
  • Two or more races: 3.59%
  • Other race: 2.89%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201881,5624030.50%
201781,1592570.32%
201680,9021,2401.56%
201579,6627230.92%
201478,9394130.53%
201378,5269571.23%
201277,5699161.19%
201176,6538251.09%
201075,828-1,650-0.22%
200077,4781,2680.17%
199076,210-1,162-0.15%
198077,372-11,407-1.37%
197088,779-5,918-0.64%
196094,697-7,654-0.77%
1950102,3511740.02%
1940102,177-1,731-0.17%
1930103,90810,8171.11%
192093,09115,8551.88%
191077,23615,5932.28%
190061,64321,4914.38%
189040,15215,2194.88%
188024,93310,2485.44%
187014,6856,6606.23%
18608,0250.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White61,724
Asian7,652
Black or African American5,276
Two or More Races2,875
Some Other Race2,310
American Indian and Alaska Native128
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander18

Somerville Ma Population Pyramid 2019

Somerville Ma Median Age

31.5


Total

31.3


Male

31.6


Female

Somerville Ma Adults

There are 70,802 adults, (7,608 of whom are seniors) in Somerville Ma.

Somerville Ma Age Dependency

26.6

Age Dependency Ratio

12

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerville Ma Sex Ratio

Female

39,744

49.69%

Male

40,239

50.31%

Somerville Ma Households and Families

Somerville Ma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Somerville Ma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.3%41.7%
Female35%65%
All34.4%65.6%
Male24.4%75.6%
Non Family22.4%77.6%

34.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,4532.3734.4
Non Family18,8231.8422.4
Married9,9393.0958.3
Female2,5483.1735
Male1,1433.1124.4

2.93

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

10.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Somerville Ma Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9925.01%
9th to 12th Grade2,7334.58%
High School Graduate9,92516.62%
Some College5,6109.40%
Associates Degree1,9313.23%
Bachelors Degree18,95931.75%
Graduate Degree17,55429.40%

Somerville Ma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,21741,24428,738
Asian5,7585,0733,950
Hispanic4,9293,5481,794
Black3,3102,6241,076
Multiple Races1,6571,407958
Other Race1,5201,161285
Native American858518
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,685$52,014$46,147
Less Than High School$22,151$24,063$19,712
High School Grad$31,455$36,498$21,700
Some College$39,175$41,855$35,637
Bachelors Degree$53,899$61,448$50,491
Graduate Degree$62,730$71,011$58,744

$49,685

Average Earnings

$52,014

Average Male

$46,147

Average Female

Somerville Ma Language

Somerville Ma Language by Age

Somerville Ma Language

70.79% of Somerville Ma residents speak only English, while 29.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 16.04% of the population.

Somerville Ma Poverty

Somerville Ma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,7595,4689.99%
Black5,0971,55730.55%
Asian7,2591,29217.80%
Hispanic7,7261,10314.28%
Multiple2,75833011.97%
Other2,28626411.55%
Native12875.47%

12.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.35%

Male Poverty Rate

13.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerville Ma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerville Ma is Black, with 30.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerville Ma is Native, with 5.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.38%
High School15.85%
Some College11.63%
Bachelors or Greater6.57%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.64%
Male Unemployed28.96%
Female Employed6.27%
Male Employed3.62%

Somerville Ma Income

Somerville Ma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$84,722$104,280
Families$95,492$114,066
Married Families$118,846-
Non Families$77,431$93,887

Somerville Ma Marital Status

Somerville Ma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerville Ma Married by Age and Sex

Somerville Ma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Somerville Ma Marital Status by Race

Somerville Ma Veterans

1,730

Number of Veterans

1,658

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam468
Second Gulf War392
Korea254
First Gulf War220
World War II92

Somerville Ma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5122.71%
Black1062.57%
Hispanic791.35%
Asian600.88%
2 or More321.59%
Indian2017.70%

Somerville Ma Veterans by Education

10.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerville Ma Employment Status

77.8%

Labor Force Participation

74%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Somerville Ma Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.55%

Born in Massachusetts

75.55%

Native Born

24.45%

Foreign Born

13.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.55% of Somerville Ma residents were born in the United States, with 40.55% having been born in Massachusetts. 13.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.