Somerset, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 18,165.
Population change since 2000: -0.4%
Males: 8,926  (49.1%)
Females: 9,239  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

47.8 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02725, 02726.

Somerset Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $80,747 (it was $51,770 in 2000)
Somerset:

$80,747
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,238 (it was $22,420 in 2000)

Somerset CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $298,517 (it was $145,500 in 2000)
Somerset:

$298,517
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $336,228; detached houses: $353,413; townhouses or other attached units: $271,551; in 2-unit structures: $260,041; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $303,117; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $267,101; mobile homes: $72,711

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,010.

March 2019 cost of living index in Somerset: 132.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.7% for Black residents, 1.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Somerset, MA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Somerset, Massachusetts as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Somerset is 2,299 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Somerset by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(32.2)
1
(5.4)
1
(5.4)
3
(16.4)
4
(21.8)
3
(16.4)
1
(5.4)
3
(16.4)
6
(32.7)
5
(27.3)
12
(65.9)
15
(82.2)
7
(38.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(26.8)
1
(5.4)
6
(32.5)
8
(43.8)
5
(27.2)
2
(10.9)
6
(32.7)
2
(10.9)
4
(21.8)
3
(16.4)
5
(27.4)
2
(11.0)
1
(5.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
59
(316.5)
53
(283.7)
40
(216.5)
38
(208.0)
33
(179.7)
33
(180.6)
28
(152.6)
23
(125.4)
27
(147.0)
31
(169.4)
25
(137.2)
18
(98.7)
30
(165.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
46
(246.8)
67
(358.6)
48
(259.8)
38
(208.0)
47
(255.9)
45
(246.2)
69
(376.0)
45
(245.4)
43
(234.2)
34
(185.8)
28
(153.7)
18
(98.7)
14
(77.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
263
(1,411)
260
(1,392)
261
(1,413)
260
(1,423)
156
(849.5)
229
(1,253)
217
(1,183)
208
(1,134)
230
(1,253)
204
(1,115)
171
(938.4)
138
(756.6)
130
(715.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(101.9)
24
(128.5)
14
(75.8)
9
(49.3)
14
(76.2)
22
(120.4)
12
(65.4)
10
(54.5)
13
(70.8)
8
(43.7)
19
(104.3)
13
(71.3)
11
(60.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(21.5)
4
(21.4)
2
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.9)
1
(5.5)
2
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)179.0153.7138.1143.3119.5129.5123.5108.3134.2121.7145.0131.7115.4

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City-data.com crime index in Somerset, MA

Crime rate in Somerset detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 37 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Portuguese (50.1%), French (8.4%), Irish (8.4%), French Canadian (6.0%), American (5.8%), English (4.5%).

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, Massachusetts map

1,968 residents are foreign born (8.7% Europe).

This place:

10.6%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,880 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,911 (1.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.75 N, Longitude: 71.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,334 (-23.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,212 (13.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Somerset, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Somerset, MA in 2017
Somerset satellite photo by USGS

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 Somerset, MA residents
Average permit cost in Somerset, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Somerset, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Utilities (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Educational services (16.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Somerset, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)

Average climate in Somerset, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Somerset, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 8.78. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.76
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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

City:

0.0155
U.S.:

0.0098

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 Somerset 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 the city 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 Somerset 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

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

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Somerset:

Marital status in Somerset, MA
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Somerset:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Somerset
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Somerset, MA (based on Bristol County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

9.5%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol County:

26.9%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bristol County:

14.4%
Massachusetts:

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

4.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($345 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.02%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.89% ($49,456 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.73% ($66,201)
from Providence County, RI  0.50% ($58,774)


4.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($331 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.73% ($54,989 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($73,250)
to Providence County, RI  0.45% ($56,129)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Somerset fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 35.8mTotal length
  • $33,075,000Total costs
  • 454,030Total average daily traffic
  • 15,040Total average daily truck traffic
  • 421,357Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Somerset, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 111960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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 Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, 1606 Riverside Ave (Lat: 41.738139 Lon: -71.145028), Structure height: 101.2 m, Call Sign: WNEO473,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2001, Expiration Date: 06/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2008, Certifier: Chris Kelly, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/26/2023, Certifier: Scott Jepson, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/26/2023, Certifier: Scott Jepson, Registrant: Town Of Somerset, 475 County Street, Somerset, MA 02726, Phone: (508) 646-2810, Fax: (508) 676-1893, Email:
  • BRISTOL, Lat: 41.748556 Lon: -71.087056, Type: Building, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQVK773, Licensee ID: L01184639,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2015, Expiration Date: 03/13/2025, Certifier: Thomas Wierimaa, Registrant: Onvoy Spectrum, LLC
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/15/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2017, Registrant: 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: 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz, 156.450 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2014, Expiration Date: 01/26/2025, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2018, Certifier: Tim A Lilly, Registrant: Goldberg Godles Wiener & Wright, LLP, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw, Ste. 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 429-4900, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2004, Expiration Date: 08/13/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2014, Certifier: Geoffrey E Almeida, Registrant: Main Street Marine, Inc, 1 Main Street, Somerset, MA 02726, Phone: (508) 646-1888, Fax: (508) 646-1200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30015 , Serial Number: 28-7990079, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 05/16/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Frank T Moreau, 2786 Riverside Ave, Somerset, MA 02726
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 3326J , Serial Number: CF281635267310, Certificate Issue Date: 03/08/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Outsource Creations Inc, 119 Berube Ave, Somerset, MA 02726
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 04/22/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Jane LLC, 8 Crestwood Rd, Somerset, MA 02726
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5684A , Serial Number: 28284, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 04/17/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 12/28/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard J Girard, 114 Sarah Ave, Somerset, MA 02725, Other Owners: Janet T Girard

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 in Somerset, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somerset, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 41. The highest number of fires - 58 took place in 2002, and the least - 26 in 2012. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Somerset, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.6%), and Outside Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Somerset, MA
    • 26437.6%Structure Fires
    • 23633.6%Outside Fires
    • 12217.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 8011.4%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Somerset, MA
  • 74.4%Utility gas
  • 21.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Somerset, MA
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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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