Somerset, Massachusetts Population 2020

18,207

Somerset is a city located in Massachusetts. Somerset has a 2020 population of 18,207. Somerset is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,165 in 2010. Somerset reached it's highest population of 18,279 in 2016.

The average household income in Somerset is $89,843 with a poverty rate of 4.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,064 per month, and the median house value is $272,000. The median age in Somerset is 47.2 years, 46.3 years for males, and 48.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males.

Somerset Demographics

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

  • White: 97.92%
  • Two or more races: 0.80%
  • Other race: 0.65%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Somerset, Massachusetts is 18,207, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,207.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,165.

Somerset, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,82897.92%
Two or More Races1450.80%
Some Other Race1190.65%
Black or African American630.35%
Asian520.29%

Somerset Population Pyramid 2020

Somerset Median Age

47.2


Total

46.3


Male

48.9


Female

Somerset Adults

There are 14,887 adults, (4,217 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female

9,415

51.71%

Male

8,792

48.29%

Somerset Households and Families

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Somerset Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.1%9.9%
All81.8%18.2%
Female75.3%24.7%
Male72.4%27.6%
Non Family69.2%30.8%

81.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0262.5581.8
Married3,9733.1390.1
Non Family2,0321.2169.2
Female7892.9775.3
Male2322.9772.4

3.03

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Somerset Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6975.00%
9th to 12th Grade8886.37%
High School Graduate4,31530.96%
Some College2,97521.34%
Associates Degree1,47610.59%
Bachelors Degree2,51318.03%
Graduate Degree1,0747.71%

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,54512,0433,523
Multiple Races10951
Other Race1059637
Hispanic957521
Black6059
Asian37296

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 35.24%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,328$53,517$36,363
Less Than High School$38,500$41,204$37,850
High School Grad$40,885$53,077$31,878
Some College$37,143$50,264$30,432
Bachelors Degree$54,247$64,154$46,344
Graduate Degree$70,046$73,229$67,426

$44,328

Average Earnings

$53,517

Average Male

$36,363

Average Female

Somerset Language

Somerset Language by Age

Somerset Language

85.69% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 14.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 12.69% of the population.

Somerset Poverty

Somerset Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4248644.96%
Black5946.78%
Hispanic14521.38%

4.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.28%

Male Poverty Rate

5.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Black, with 6.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Hispanic, with 1.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.12%
Some College4.39%
High School4.11%
Bachelors or Greater1.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed10.38%
Female Employed3.28%
Male Employed1.64%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Somerset Income

Somerset Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$76,311$89,843
Families$86,267$101,162
Married Families$91,380-
Non Families$38,367$58,190

Somerset Marital Status

Somerset Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset Married by Age and Sex

Somerset 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 35-44.

Somerset Marital Status by Race

Somerset Veterans

1,381

Number of Veterans

1,358

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam422
Korea223
First Gulf War136
World War II123
Second Gulf War54
Age Group Veterans
75+503
65 to 74406
35 to 54278
55 to 64157
18 to 3437
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3068.97%
Other5653.33%
Hispanic2017.09%
2 or More1513.76%
Black46.35%

$Somerset Veterans by Education

5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Employment Status

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset 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

75.75%

Born in Massachusetts

91.56%

Native Born

8.44%

Foreign Born

1.65%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.56% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 75.75% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,2070.00%
201918,2070.00%
201818,207-50-0.27%
201718,257-22-0.12%
201618,27980.04%
201518,27190.05%
201418,262210.12%
201318,241100.05%
201218,231590.32%
201118,17270.04%
201018,1650.00%