Somerset, Massachusetts Population 2024

18,266

Somerset is a city located in Bristol County Massachusetts. Somerset has a 2024 population of 18,266. Somerset is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 0.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,160 in 2020.

The average household income in Somerset is $127,514 with a poverty rate of 3.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Somerset is 46.9 years, 46.7 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.

Somerset Demographics

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

  • White: 94.7%
  • Two or more races: 3.8%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Other race: 0.04%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
7.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,311.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.58% (106)
The current population of Somerset, Massachusetts is 18,266 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,160.

Somerset, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,29794.7%
Two or more races6953.8%
Asian2021.11%
Black or African American640.35%
Other race80.04%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Somerset Population by Race

Somerset Population Pyramid 2024

Somerset Median Age

46.9

Total

46.7

Male

47.5

Female

Somerset Adults

There are 14,774 adults, (4,494 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female9,47251.86%
Male8,79448.14%

Somerset Population by Age

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3442.4583.116.9
Married4,2513928
Non Family2,0221.2664.635.4
Female7362.548119
Male3352.4785.714.3
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Somerset Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Somerset Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$66,564

Average Earnings

$80,201

Average Male

$51,628

Average Female

Somerset Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerset Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Somerset Language

90.04% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 9.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.35% of the population.

Somerset Language

Somerset Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,8126393.8%
Multiple684172.49%
Hispanic33761.78%
Asian20252.48%
Other8450%
Black4912.04%
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3.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.01%

Male Poverty Rate

4.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Other, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Hispanic, with 1.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.8%.

Somerset Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.32%
High School3.68%
Bachelors or Greater2.85%
Some College2.28%
showing: 4 rows

Somerset Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.1%
Male Unemployed5.32%
Female Employed1.5%
Male Employed1.04%
showing: 4 rows

Somerset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Somerset Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Somerset Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Somerset Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Somerset Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,476

Number of Veterans

1,393

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

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Somerset Veterans by War

count

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Somerset Veterans by Age

count

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Somerset Veterans by Race

Somerset Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Somerset Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Somerset Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.93%

Born in Somerset

94.31%

Native Born

5.69%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

5.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.31% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 74.93% having been born in Massachusetts. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Somerset Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202418,266
202318,266
202218,266-5-0.03%
202118,2711110.61%
202018,160-5-0.03%
201918,165-42-0.23%
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%
201018,165
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Somerset Population by Year