Somerville, Massachusetts Population 2020

82,076

Somerville is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 82,076, it is the 12th largest city in Massachusetts and the 427th largest city in the United States. Somerville is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 8.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,754 in 2010. Somerville reached it's highest population of 103,908 in 1930. Spanning over 4 miles, Somerville has a population density of 19,909 people per square mile.

The average household income in Somerville is $110,738 with a poverty rate of 11.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,763 per month, and the median house value is $616,100. The median age in Somerville is 31.2 years, 31 years for males, and 31.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.3 males.

Somerville Demographics

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

  • White: 76.00%
  • Asian: 9.74%
  • Black or African American: 6.80%
  • Two or more races: 3.87%
  • Other race: 3.43%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Somerville, Massachusetts is 82,076, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 81,562.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 75,754.

Somerville, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,13076.00%
Asian7,8359.74%
Black or African American5,4706.80%
Two or More Races3,1123.87%
Some Other Race2,7623.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native1120.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.02%

Somerville Population Pyramid 2020

Somerville Median Age

31.2


Total

31


Male

31.5


Female

Somerville Adults

There are 71,266 adults, (7,346 of whom are seniors) in Somerville.

Somerville Age Dependency

25.8

Age Dependency Ratio

11.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerville Sex Ratio

Female

39,951

49.67%

Male

40,483

50.33%

Somerville Households and Families

Somerville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Somerville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married56.8%43.2%
Male37.3%62.7%
All33.6%66.4%
Female27.7%72.3%
Non Family22%78%

33.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,8512.3633.6
Non Family19,2901.8622
Married10,0653.0256.8
Female2,3983.1727.7
Male1,0983.1637.3

2.9

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

10.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Somerville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8424.76%
9th to 12th Grade2,5944.35%
High School Graduate8,76914.69%
Some College5,4239.08%
Associates Degree1,8453.09%
Bachelors Degree20,02133.54%
Graduate Degree18,20130.49%

Somerville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White43,66140,99030,123
Asian5,7775,1164,199
Hispanic5,3243,7931,796
Black3,4442,8041,144
Multiple Races1,8981,6341,093
Other Race1,8611,450290
Native American505014
Islander1111

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 72.68%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,875$56,997$49,451
Less Than High School$21,833$21,908$21,612
High School Grad$30,788$35,280$21,070
Some College$40,158$41,075$37,367
Bachelors Degree$58,000$65,623$52,880
Graduate Degree$66,740$75,174$60,906

$52,875

Average Earnings

$56,997

Average Male

$49,451

Average Female

Somerville Language

Somerville Language by Age

Somerville Language

71.35% of Somerville residents speak only English, while 28.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 15.17% of the population.

Somerville Poverty

Somerville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,2895,0189.24%
Black5,2681,51228.70%
Hispanic8,4141,43017.00%
Asian7,3871,23616.73%
Other2,74230411.09%
Multiple2,9852859.55%

11.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.64%

Male Poverty Rate

13.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerville is Black, with 28.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerville is White, with 9.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.76%
High School15.51%
Some College8.06%
Bachelors or Greater6.90%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.35%
Male Unemployed32.29%
Female Employed7.04%
Male Employed3.37%

Somerville Income

Somerville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$91,168$110,738
Families$103,953$121,956
Married Families$124,108-
Non Families$83,009$99,666

Somerville Marital Status

Somerville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.6%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerville Married by Age and Sex

Somerville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Somerville Marital Status by Race

Somerville Veterans

1,453

Number of Veterans

1,365

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam429
Second Gulf War324
First Gulf War214
Korea211
World War II52
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2322.23%
Black1122.66%
Asian851.20%
Hispanic240.38%
2 or More241.08%

$Somerville Veterans by Education

11.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerville Employment Status

78.4%

Labor Force Participation

75.2%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Somerville 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

39.60%

Born in Massachusetts

76.01%

Native Born

23.99%

Foreign Born

14.01%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

76.01% of Somerville residents were born in the United States, with 39.60% having been born in Massachusetts. 14.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202082,0762570.31%
201981,8192570.32%
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%