Somerset, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 18,165. Population change since 2000: -0.4%
Males: 9,154  (50.4%)
Females: 9,011  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 02725, 02726.

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Estimated median household income in 2015: $74,646 (it was $51,770 in 2000)
Somerset:

$74,646
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $32,924 (it was $22,420 in 2000)

Somerset CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $272,382 (it was $145,500 in 2000)
Somerset:

$272,382
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $298,086; Detached houses: $312,006; Townhouses or other attached units: $214,332; In 2-unit structures: $260,751; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $243,734; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,932; Mobile homes: $169,382

Median gross rent in 2015: $997.

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  • Races in Somerset, MA (2010)

    Somerset races chart
    • 17,55596.6%White alone
    • 1911.1%Hispanic
    • 1580.9%Two or more races
    • 1480.8%Asian alone
    • 660.4%Black alone
    • 200.1%American Indian alone
    • 260.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Somerset detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Somerset: 131.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Portuguese (54.1%), Irish (9.7%), French (7.2%), American (6.3%), French Canadian (4.4%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1790

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 8.11 square miles.

Population density: 2,240 people per square mile   (low).

Somerset,MA real estate house value index trend

Somerset, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset CDP:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

1,819 residents are foreign born (8.4% Europe).

This place:

9.9%
Massachusetts:

15.5%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, Massachusetts as of May 25, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Somerset to the number of sex offenders is 2,651 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,361 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,502 (1.3%)

Somerset satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fall River, MA (3.5 miles , pop. 91,938).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (39.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (154.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Swansea, MA (1.8 miles ), Ocean Grove, MA (1.8 miles ), Fall River, MA (1.9 miles ), Dighton, MA (2.5 miles ), Warren, RI (2.5 miles ), Berkley, MA (2.6 miles ), Freetown, MA (2.6 miles ), North Westport, MA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $216,100
  • 1999: 45 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2000: 75 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $244,500
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $234,400
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $197,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.75 N, Longitude: 71.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,023 (-21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,399 (16.4%)

Somerset household income distribution Somerset home values distribution

Crime rates in Somerset by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 00100000000000
per 100,000 0.00.05.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 24456113431365
per 100,000 10.921.721.426.832.25.45.416.421.816.45.416.432.727.3
Robberies 28185168526243
per 100,000 10.943.35.442.826.85.432.543.827.210.932.710.921.816.4
Assaults 6969364759534038333328232731
per 100,000 376.6373.8192.8251.6316.5283.7216.5208.0179.7180.6152.6125.4147.0169.4
Burglaries 4762615046674838474569454334
per 100,000 256.5335.8326.7267.6246.8358.6259.8208.0255.9246.2376.0245.4234.2185.8
Theft 308286244283263260261260156229217208230204
per 100,000 1,681.11,549.21,306.91,514.81,410.91,391.71,412.91,423.5849.51,253.01,182.61,134.11,252.51,114.7
Auto thefts 18232130192414914221210138
per 100,000 98.2124.6112.5160.6101.9128.575.849.376.2120.465.454.570.843.7
Arson 43314420212001
per 100,000 21.816.316.15.421.521.410.80.010.95.510.90.00.05.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.2) 193.7215.3163.4176.7179.0153.7138.1143.3119.5129.5123.5108.3134.2121.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Somerset detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 36 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Massachusetts average:

2.54
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Somerset: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Somerset, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somerset, Massachusetts average temperatures Somerset, Massachusetts average precipitation Somerset, Massachusetts humidity Somerset, Massachusetts wind speed Somerset, Massachusetts snowfall Somerset, Massachusetts sunshine Somerset, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Somerset place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.5 miles away from the place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerset-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.3 miles away from Somerset center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 229.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from Somerset center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 273.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bristol County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerset topographic map

Birthplace of: Alice DeCambra - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Oliver Chace - Chief executive, Clifford Milburn Holland - Civil engineer, Pamela Bustin - Field hockey player.

Main business address for: SLADES FERRY BANCORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Somerset:

  • CLIFTON GERIATRIC CENTER L T C F (500 WILBUR AVE)
  • CLIFTON REHABILITATION NURSING CENTER (500 WILBUR AVENUE)
  • SOMERSET RIDGE CENTER (455 BRAYTON AVENUE)

Amtrak station near Somerset:

  • 15 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerset:

  • Bristol Community College (about 3 miles; Fall River, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,707)
  • Roger Williams University (about 9 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 12 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Brown University (about 15 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 15 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 15 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Providence College (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)

Public high school in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET BERKLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 625 COUNTY STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 620, Location: 1141 BRAYTON AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 461, Location: 580 WHETSTONE HILL ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • CHACE STREET (Students: 336, Location: 538 CHACE STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • SOUTH (Students: 245, Location: 700 READ STREET, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Somerset

Library in Somerset:

  • SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $571,520; Location: 1464 COUNTY ST.; 61,049 books; 1,418 e-books; 3,465 audio materials; 4,012 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 208 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • 97% of Somerset\'s population is homosexual added by Ben Dover

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Notable locations in Somerset: Brayton Point Channel Range Light (A), Borden Flats Light (B), Trestle Pier Light (C), Indian Spring Plaza (D), Somerset Fire Department (E), Somerset Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Somerset: SLADES FERRY BANCORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Gibbs Cemetery (3), Friends Cemetery (4), Slade Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Somerset Reservoir (A), The Marsh (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Taunton River (A), The Creek (B), Labor in Vain Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Somerset: Buffington Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Brayton Point Beach (A), Pierce Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Amf Holiday Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 231 Riverside Avenue) (1), General Entertainment Media (Arcades & Amusements; 129 Denham Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Howard Johnson (1878 Wilbur Avenue) (1), Quality Inn (1878 Wilbur Ave) (2), Quality Inn Somerset (1878 Wilbur Avenue) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Bristol County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 116. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

116
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.223. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.223
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.619. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.619
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0155. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0155
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Black residents, 33.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.2%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Somerset in 2000:

  • 257 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Somerset, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Somerset (2011 data):

  • Rockland Trust Company: Slade's Ferry Trust Company Branch at 100 Slades Ferry Avenue, branch established on 1959/09/30; North Somerset Branch at 2722 County Street, branch established on 1970/06/25. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.
  • Webster Bank, National Association: 149 G A R Highway Route 6 Branch at 149 Grand Army Hwy, branch established on 1946/07/08. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • BayCoast Bank: Somerset Branch at Route 6 And Brayton Point Road, branch established on 1976/05/17. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $909.2 mil, Deposits: $730.3 mil, headquarters in Fall River, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Narragansett Financial Corp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Somerset Stop & Shop at 815 Grand Army Highway, branch established on 2002/10/02. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • BankFive: County Street Branch at 54 County Street, branch established on 1988/10/31. Info updated 2011/11/15: Bank assets: $720.6 mil, Deposits: $613.3 mil, headquarters in Fall River, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Bankfive, Mhc
  • Mechanics' Co-operative Bank: 1236 County St Branch at 1236 County Street, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $386.4 mil, Deposits: $340.4 mil, headquarters in Taunton, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mechanics Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Somerset Branch at 1115 Grand Army Highway, branch established on 2002/09/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Massachusetts average:

12.8

Somerset travel time to work - commute Somerset mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

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Religion statistics for Somerset CDP (based on Bristol County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic286,11372
Evangelical Protestant18,765128
Mainline Protestant18,24683
Other7,80733
Orthodox1,5654
Black Protestant5115
None215,278-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 109
Bristol County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Bristol County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Bristol County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 447
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol County:

26.9%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Somerset:

53.0%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.7%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Somerset:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Somerset:

20.1%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Somerset:

8.6%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

58.7%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Somerset:

77.6%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Somerset, MA Residents

3.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.73% ($38,878 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($50,643)
from Providence County, RI  0.45% ($48,971)


3.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($354 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.67% ($45,893 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($52,377)
to Providence County, RI  0.40% ($39,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WHTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: SNE BROADCASTING, LTD.(A MASS. CORP))
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerset:

  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Somerset:

  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Somerset fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 100m328ftTotal length
  • $18,126,000Total costs
  • 381,400Total average daily traffic
  • 6,804Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 91960-1969
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Somerset, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Somerset)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Somerset, MA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, 1606 Riverside Ave (Lat: 41.738139 Lon: -71.145028), Structure height: 101.2 m, Call Sign: WNEO473
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2001, Expiration Date: 06/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2008, Certifier: Chris KellyRegistrant: Rcc Consultants, Inc, 27310 Autumn Grove Court, Leesburg, FL 34748, Phone: (352) 315-1004, Email:
  • POLICE HQ, 475 County St. (Lat: 41.739972 Lon: -71.148972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQSA986, Licensee ID: L00032820
    Assigned Frequencies: 21980.0 MHz, 22080.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/26/2023, Certifier: Scott JepsonRegistrant: Town Of Somerset, 475 County Street, Somerset, MA 02726, Phone: (508) 646-2810, Fax: (508) 676-1893, Email:
  • READ ST WT, 916 Read St. (Lat: 41.737056 Lon: -71.168528), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQSA990, Licensee ID: L00032820
    Assigned Frequencies: 21830.0 MHz, 21930.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/26/2023, Certifier: Scott JepsonRegistrant: Town Of Somerset, 475 County Street, Somerset, MA 02726, Phone: (508) 646-2810, Fax: (508) 676-1893, Email:
  • BRAYTON PT, Brayton Point Rd. (Lat: 41.712556 Lon: -71.192417), Type: Building, Structure height: 68.3 m, Overall height: 73 m, Call Sign: KEO44
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/15/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019Registrant: Utilities Telecom Council, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave. Nw Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 833-6803, Fax: (202) 833-6803, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Brayton Point Generating Station (Lat: 41.711222 Lon: -71.191167), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRD574
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHzGrant Date: 11/13/2014, Expiration Date: 01/26/2025, Certifier: Tim A LillyRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Main Street Marine Main Street (Lat: 41.765056 Lon: -71.128694), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5.5 m, Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WQAV340
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 08/13/2004, Expiration Date: 08/13/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2014, Certifier: Geoffrey E AlmeidaRegistrant: Main Street Marine, Inc, 1 Main Street, Somerset, MA 02726, Phone: (508) 646-1888, Fax: (508) 646-1200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerset)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine:
    N-Number: 3326J , Serial Number: CF281635267310
    Registrant (Corporation): Outsource Creations Inc, 119 Berube Ave, Somerset, MA 02726
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 50439 , Serial Number: 15069304, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 08/12/1968
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard L Shoesmith, 36 Garden Ave, Somerset, MA 02726, Other Owners: Cynthia E Shoesmith
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 52384 , Serial Number: 17274506, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 12/16/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Jane LLC, 8 Crestwood Rd, Somerset, MA 02726

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED53$226,472103$178,971505$187,35255$89,6368$137,875
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$204,6675$289,80023$215,9575$103,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$216,2866$131,667112$221,1166$59,6672$49,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$187,3339$227,88980$212,4757$115,7140$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$256,2502$281,50036$213,3893$91,3331$360,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6441.01 , 6441.02, 6442.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$209,50011$244,455
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$230,8753$255,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$217,8002$254,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$258,6671$214,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$191,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6441.01 , 6441.02, 6442.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerset that have no violations reported:

  • SOMERSET WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 18,385, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 56
  • Service Call: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Somerset

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somerset, MA
Most common first names in Somerset, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary36482.1 years
Joseph25875.5 years
John24075.6 years
Manuel15176.5 years
William13076.0 years
James9573.2 years
Edward8673.0 years
George8573.8 years
Maria7981.7 years
Margaret7882.4 years
Most common last names in Somerset, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Medeiros10074.4 years
Souza7875.8 years
Ferreira6076.0 years
Mello5675.4 years
Costa5374.3 years
Silvia5177.3 years
Cabral4476.4 years
Arruda4174.1 years
Oliveira4174.4 years
Botelho3974.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Somerset, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Pizza Hut1
AMF Bowling1Quality1
Ace Hardware1Quiznos1
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel1
CVS1Staples1
Decora Cabinetry1Stop & Shop1
Domino's Pizza1Subaru1
Dunkin Donuts5Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
Home Depot1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS2
KFC1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Somerset compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Somerset on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Portugal (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #36 (02726) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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