Somerville, Tennessee Population 2021

3,234
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Somerville is a city located in Fayette County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Fayette County. With a 2020 population of 3,234, it is the 133rd largest city in Tennessee and the 6029th largest city in the United States . Somerville is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually but its population has increased by 4.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,094 in 2010. Somerville reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 14 miles, Somerville has a population density of 238 people per square mile.

The average household income in Somerville is $54,491 with a poverty rate of 36.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $548 per month, and the median house value is $164,200. The median age in Somerville is 36.7 years, 33.8 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Somerville Demographics

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

  • White: 46.60%
  • Black or African American: 45.77%
  • Native American: 4.51%
  • Two or more races: 2.35%
  • Other race: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Somerville, Tennessee is 3,234 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,264.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,094.

Somerville, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,50946.60%
Black or African American1,48245.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native1464.51%
Two or More Races762.35%
Some Other Race170.53%
Asian80.25%
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Somerville Population by Race

Somerville Population Pyramid $2021

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Somerville Median Age

36.7


Total

33.8


Male

38.3


Female

Somerville Adults

There are 2,421 adults, (502 of whom are seniors) in Somerville.

Somerville Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerville Sex Ratio

Female

1,744

53.86%

Male

1,494

46.14%

Somerville Population by Age

Somerville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female19.3%80.7%
Male36.6%63.4%
Non Family37.3%62.7%
All42.5%57.5%
Married66.8%33.2%

42.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1872.4742.5
Non Family4531.0937.3
Married3833.1566.8
Female2803.5519.3
Male713.2836.6

3.21

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Somerville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade823.88%
9th to 12th Grade45921.69%
High School Graduate75135.49%
Some College38318.10%
Associates Degree683.21%
Bachelors Degree2099.88%
Graduate Degree1647.75%
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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
White1,135965279
Black88855294
Native American5347
Hispanic203
Other Race17
2+ Races12
Asian88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.58%.

Somerville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,880$25,197$27,500
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$22,083$15,227$25,625
Some College$$$23,068
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$51,768$250,000$51,616

$25,880

Average Earnings

$25,197

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Somerville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerville Language by Age

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Somerville Language

98.43% of Somerville residents speak only English, while 1.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.85% of the population.

Somerville Language

Somerville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,37576955.93%
White1,35422916.91%
Multiple705882.86%
Hispanic1717100.00%
Other1717100.00%

36.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.78%

Male Poverty Rate

35.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerville is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerville is White, with 16.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.03%.

Somerville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade62.09%
High School30.35%
Some College15.63%
Bachelors or Greater7.61%

Somerville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed89.36%
Female Unemployed56.56%
Female Employed10.98%
Male Employed7.99%

Somerville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,266$54,491
Families$32,907$68,915
Married Families$66,250-
Non Families$16,437$23,083
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Income by Household Type

Somerville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Somerville Marital Status by Race

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Somerville Marital Status

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187

Number of Veterans

158

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam34
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War19
Korea14
World War II8

Somerville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6490
75+40
18 to 3431
65 to 7414
35 to 5412

Somerville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1128.35%
Black505.20%
Native American2533.33%

Somerville Veterans by Race

Somerville Veterans by Education

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2.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerville Veterans by Education

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42.9%

Labor Force Participation

36.2%

Employment Rate

15.6%

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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72.54%

Born in Somerville

99.51%

Native Born

0.49%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.51% of Somerville residents were born in the United States, with 72.54% having been born in Tennessee. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Somerville Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,234-15-0.46%
20203,249-15-0.46%
20193,264-15-0.46%
20183,279-26-0.79%
20173,3051083.38%
20163,197471.49%
20153,150-41-1.28%
20143,191822.64%
20133,109-46-1.46%
20123,155-4-0.13%
20113,159471.51%
20103,1125932.14%
20002,5190.00%

Somerville Population by Year