Somerville, Massachusetts Population 2022

82,103
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Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 82,103, it is the 13th largest city in Massachusetts and the 468th largest city in the United States. Somerville is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually and its population has increased by 1.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 81,045 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Somerville has a population density of 19,915 people per square mile.

The average household income in Somerville is $117,141 with a poverty rate of 11.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,026 per month, and the median house value is $709,800. The median age in Somerville is 31.3 years, 31.1 years for males, and 31.5 years for females.

Somerville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Somervillewas:

  • White: 76.05%
  • Asian: 9.86%
  • Black or African American: 5.57%
  • Two or more races: 5.01%
  • Other race: 3.29%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Somerville, Massachusetts is 82,103 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 81,045.

Somerville, Massachusetts Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,73476.05%
Black or African American4,5205.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1670.21%
Asian8,0069.86%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.02%
Some Other Race2,6693.29%
Two or More Races4,0665.01%
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Somerville Population by Race

Somerville Population Pyramid 2022

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Somerville Median Age

31.5


Total

31.6


Male

31.5


Female

Somerville Adults

There are 72,280 adults, (7,106 of whom are seniors) in Somerville.

Somerville Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

10.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerville Sex Ratio

Female

40,758

50.21%

Male

40,417

49.79%

Somerville Population by Age

Somerville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.8%42.2%
Male40.8%59.2%
All33.5%66.5%
Female30.3%69.7%
Non Family21.5%78.5%

33.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,0462.2933.5
Married10,1792.9957.8
Male9513.1940.8
Female2,424330.3
Non Family20,4921.8221.5

2.88

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Somerville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8114.64%
9th to 12th Grade2,4184.00%
High School Graduate8,32013.75%
Some College5,5339.14%
Associates Degree1,7052.82%
Bachelors Degree20,74734.28%
Graduate Degree18,98331.37%
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Somerville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian5,9635,3584,460
White43,81241,58830,840
2+ Races2,6482,2171,603
Black2,8902,4831,100
Hispanic6,1484,2632,193
Other Race1,9341,255365
Native American1359112
Islander8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.79%.

Somerville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$57,509$64,989$52,195
Less Than 9th Grade$22,738$25,042$20,893
High School Graduate$30,917$34,802$25,890
Some College$41,447$43,893$38,912
Bachelors Degree$65,233$74,791$57,248
Graduate Degree$73,463$91,513$62,310

$57,509

Average Earnings

$64,989

Average Male

$52,195

Average Female

Somerville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerville Language by Age

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Somerville Language

71.02% of Somerville residents speak only English, while 28.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.08% of the population.

Somerville Language

Somerville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,3531,52334.99%
Hispanic9,0411,72919.12%
Asian7,5341,34017.79%
Multiple3,9393859.77%
White54,8404,1027.48%
Other357NaN%

11.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.43%

Male Poverty Rate

13.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerville is Black, with 34.99% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.66%.

Somerville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.63%
High School14.14%
Some College9.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.71%

Somerville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.46%
Male Unemployed29.49%
Female Employed7.19%
Female Unemployed49.57%

Somerville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$102,311$124,128
Families$108,532$138,163
Married Families$131,955-
Non Families$95,851$111,438
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Income by Household Type

Somerville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

30.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerville Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Somerville Marital Status by Race

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Somerville Marital Status

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1,074

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War278
First Gulf War157
Vietnam285
Korea121
World War II66

Somerville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34164
35 to 54176
55 to 64118
65 to 74245
75+371

Somerville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9271.66%
Black691.89%
Asian550.74%
Islander861.54%
Other Race70.32%
2+ Races80.26%
Hispanic150.21%

Somerville Veterans by Race

Somerville Veterans by Education

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11.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerville Veterans by Education

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80.1%

Labor Force Participation

77.6%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Somerville Employment by Age

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Somerville Employment by Race

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Somerville 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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39.19%

Born in Somerville

76.06%

Native Born

23.94%

Foreign Born

14.63%

Non Citizen

9.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.06% of Somerville residents were born in the United States, with 39.19% having been born in Massachusetts. 14.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Somerville Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18608,0250.00%
187014,6856,6606.23%
188024,93310,2485.44%
189040,15215,2194.88%
190061,64321,4914.38%
191077,23615,5932.28%
192093,09115,8551.88%
1930103,90810,8171.11%
1940102,177-1,731-0.17%
1950102,3511740.02%
196094,697-7,654-0.77%
197088,779-5,918-0.64%
198077,372-11,407-1.37%
199076,210-1,162-0.15%
200077,4781,2680.17%
201075,754-1,724-0.22%
201176,2835290.70%
201276,8125290.69%
201377,3415290.69%
201477,8705290.68%
201578,3995290.68%
201678,9285290.67%
201779,4575290.67%
201879,9865290.67%
201980,5155290.66%
202081,0455300.66%
202181,5745290.65%
202282,1035290.65%

Somerville Population by Year