Somerton, Arizona Population 2021

16,752
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Somerton is a city located in Yuma County Arizona. With a 2020 population of 16,752, it is the 35th largest city in Arizona and the 2150th largest city in the United States . Somerton is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 17.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,287 in 2010. Somerton reached it's highest population of 16,752 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Somerton has a population density of 2,259 people per square mile.

The average household income in Somerton is $49,324 with a poverty rate of 25.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $750 per month, and the median house value is $127,000. The median age in Somerton is 27.5 years, 26.1 years for males, and 30 years for females.

Somerton Demographics

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

  • White: 78.64%
  • Other race: 17.58%
  • Black or African American: 2.37%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Two or more races: 0.64%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Somerton, Arizona is 16,752 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,455.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,287.

Somerton, Arizona Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,69878.64%
Some Other Race2,83917.58%
Black or African American3832.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.76%
Two or More Races1030.64%
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Somerton Population by Race

Somerton Population Pyramid $2021

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Somerton Median Age

27.5


Total

26.1


Male

30


Female

Somerton Adults

There are 10,736 adults, (1,197 of whom are seniors) in Somerton.

Somerton Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

12.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerton Sex Ratio

Female

8,303

51.42%

Male

7,843

48.58%

Somerton Population by Age

Somerton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male77.2%22.8%
Non Family72.2%27.8%
Married71.3%28.7%
All66.7%33.3%
Female50.8%49.2%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5943.5166.7
Married2,6604.1471.3
Female1,1023.5850.8
Non Family6651.1572.2
Male1672.5177.2

3.82

Average Family Size

3.51

Average Household Size

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Somerton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,05723.65%
9th to 12th Grade1,16413.39%
High School Graduate2,32126.69%
Some College1,35715.60%
Associates Degree6697.69%
Bachelors Degree8509.77%
Graduate Degree2783.20%
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Somerton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,3335,1121,096
Other Race1,5571,043210
White26326322
Black219165106
Native American929210
2+ Races5439

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 48.40%.

Somerton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,600$31,214$23,050
Less Than 9th Grade$17,004$20,495$13,906
High School Graduate$26,696$35,647$21,514
Some College$30,625$40,255$25,306
Bachelors Degree$37,379$54,068$32,016
Graduate Degree$49,048$$49,970

$27,600

Average Earnings

$31,214

Average Male

$23,050

Average Female

Somerton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerton Language by Age

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Somerton Language

15.56% of Somerton residents speak only English, while 84.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 84.02% of the population.

Somerton Language

Somerton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,3714,05426.37%
Other2,83949217.33%
White5026713.35%
Black3835414.10%
Native1231310.57%
Multiple1031110.68%

25.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.06%

Male Poverty Rate

29.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerton is Hispanic, with 26.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerton is Native, with 10.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.85%.

Somerton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.56%
High School18.91%
Some College12.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.90%

Somerton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed17.34%
Female Unemployed17.03%
Male Employed15.11%
Male Unemployed9.67%

Somerton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,315$49,324
Families$40,231$51,141
Married Families$56,392-
Non Families$13,775$31,651
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Income by Household Type

Somerton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerton Married by Age and Sex

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Somerton 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 45-54.

Somerton Marital Status by Race

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Somerton Marital Status

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342

Number of Veterans

295

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War208
First Gulf War112
Vietnam6
World War II
Korea

Somerton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34149
35 to 54129
55 to 6458
65 to 746
75+

Somerton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2693.23%
Hispanic1541.50%
Native American4751.09%
Black268.52%

Somerton Veterans by Race

Somerton Veterans by Education

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7.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerton Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Somerton Employment by Age

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Somerton Employment by Race

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Somerton 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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49.08%

Born in Somerton

59.48%

Native Born

40.52%

Foreign Born

22.64%

Non Citizen

17.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

59.48% of Somerton residents were born in the United States, with 49.08% having been born in Arizona. 22.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Somerton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,752990.59%
202016,653990.60%
201916,554990.60%
201816,4551701.04%
201716,2854142.61%
201615,8712991.92%
201515,5722361.54%
201415,3362931.95%
201315,0432631.78%
201214,7801200.82%
201114,6602461.71%
201014,4147,1487.09%
20007,2661,9843.24%
19905,282-479-0.86%
19805,7610.00%

Somerton Population by Year