Somerset, Massachusetts Population 2021

18,165
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Somerset is a city located in Bristol County Massachusetts. Somerset has a 2020 population of 18,165. Somerset is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by 0.00% 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 $101,068 with a poverty rate of 3.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,132 per month, and the median house value is $279,200. The median age in Somerset is 47.1 years, 45.3 years for males, and 49.2 years for females.

Somerset Demographics

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

  • White: 98.33%
  • Two or more races: 0.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.49%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Somerset, Massachusetts is 18,165 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 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,86298.33%
Two or More Races990.55%
Black or African American890.49%
Some Other Race590.32%
Asian560.31%
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Somerset Population by Race

Somerset Population Pyramid $2021

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Somerset Median Age

47.1


Total

45.3


Male

49.2


Female

Somerset Adults

There are 14,759 adults, (4,296 of whom are seniors) in Somerset.

Somerset Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset Sex Ratio

Female

9,164

50.45%

Male

9,001

49.55%

Somerset Population by Age

Somerset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerset Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
All80%20%
Female75.2%24.8%
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Male63.8%36.2%

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerset Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9562.5780
Married4,0253.1289.5
Non Family1,9181.2264.1
Female7892.9675.2
Male2242.9363.8

3.02

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Somerset Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5273.84%
9th to 12th Grade7225.26%
High School Graduate4,27431.11%
Some College2,94121.41%
Associates Degree1,50210.93%
Bachelors Degree2,74319.97%
Graduate Degree1,0307.50%
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Somerset Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,40612,1993,727
Hispanic112899
Black8783
2+ Races6551
Asian42368
Other Race413229

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 70.73%.

Somerset Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,344$58,996$37,411
Less Than 9th Grade$34,545$42,500$21,797
High School Graduate$45,112$57,813$32,395
Some College$40,837$60,221$31,661
Bachelors Degree$54,571$62,400$50,000
Graduate Degree$73,450$70,972$75,156

$47,344

Average Earnings

$58,996

Average Male

$37,411

Average Female

Somerset Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerset Language by Age

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Somerset Language

86.41% of Somerset residents speak only English, while 13.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.93% of the population.

Somerset Language

Somerset Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4296984.00%
Hispanic16521.21%
Black8522.35%

3.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.27%

Male Poverty Rate

4.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset is White, with 4.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset is Hispanic, with 1.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.74%.

Somerset Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.61%
Some College3.86%
High School2.31%
Bachelors or Greater1.49%

Somerset Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed3.06%
Male Employed1.06%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Somerset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,115$101,068
Families$95,000$114,138
Married Families$101,766-
Non Families$41,297$62,217
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Income by Household Type

Somerset Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset Married by Age and Sex

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Somerset Marriage

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

Somerset Marital Status by Race

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Somerset Marital Status

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1,595

Number of Veterans

1,517

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam480
First Gulf War242
Korea234
World War II162
Second Gulf War101

Somerset Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+632
65 to 74435
35 to 54263
55 to 64212
18 to 3453

Somerset Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,57710.86%
Hispanic1914.84%
2+ Races1421.54%
Black44.49%

Somerset Veterans by Race

Somerset Veterans by Education

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3.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset Veterans by Education

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62.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset Employment by Age

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Somerset Employment by Race

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Somerset Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.34%

Born in Somerset

94.13%

Native Born

5.87%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

4.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.13% of Somerset residents were born in the United States, with 79.34% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Somerset Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,1650.00%
202018,1650.00%
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%
201018,1650.00%

Somerset Population by Year