Somerville, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 81,360 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 
Males: 41,379  (50.9%)
Females: 39,981  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

31.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02143, 02144.

Somerville Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $89,478 (it was $46,315 in 2000)
Somerville:

$89,478
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $49,400 (it was $23,628 in 2000)

Somerville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $666,500 (it was $262,000 in 2000)
Somerville:

$666,500
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $684,283; detached houses: $840,639; townhouses or other attached units: $736,697; in 2-unit structures: $655,421; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $569,928; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $643,489

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,671.

March 2019 cost of living index in Somerville: 147.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.6%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.3% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.1% for American Indian residents, 8.7% for other race residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Somerville, MA (2017)
    • 55,06867.7%White alone
    • 9,32911.5%Asian alone
    • 8,23910.1%Hispanic
    • 5,5836.9%Black alone
    • 2,3962.9%Two or more races
    • 9321.1%Other race alone
    • 1070.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Somerville, Massachusetts as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Somerville is 6,202 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Somerville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.3)
2
(2.7)
1
(1.3)
2
(2.7)
3
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(9.3)
19
(25.2)
17
(22.9)
20
(27.0)
7
(9.3)
12
(15.9)
17
(22.3)
23
(29.8)
18
(23.1)
10
(12.5)
8
(10.0)
14
(17.3)
16
(19.4)
21
(25.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
139
(184.3)
129
(171.1)
119
(160.5)
112
(151.3)
104
(138.5)
71
(93.9)
90
(118.1)
82
(106.2)
51
(65.6)
58
(72.7)
38
(47.7)
48
(59.3)
41
(49.8)
43
(52.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
115
(152.5)
172
(228.1)
152
(205.0)
170
(229.7)
198
(263.6)
155
(205.1)
175
(229.6)
164
(212.4)
122
(156.9)
144
(180.5)
147
(184.4)
144
(178.0)
133
(161.6)
113
(137.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
521
(690.9)
434
(575.5)
436
(587.9)
450
(608.0)
494
(657.7)
486
(643.0)
415
(544.5)
348
(450.8)
426
(547.8)
192
(240.6)
304
(381.3)
207
(255.9)
174
(211.4)
160
(194.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
833
(1,105)
1,204
(1,597)
1,533
(2,067)
1,614
(2,181)
1,301
(1,732)
1,274
(1,686)
1,178
(1,546)
1,248
(1,617)
998
(1,283)
923
(1,157)
1,197
(1,501)
897
(1,109)
808
(981.5)
750
(912.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
319
(423.0)
316
(419.0)
283
(381.6)
249
(336.4)
160
(213.0)
165
(218.3)
149
(195.5)
128
(165.8)
101
(129.9)
109
(136.6)
133
(166.8)
102
(126.1)
89
(108.1)
110
(133.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(4.0)
6
(8.0)
2
(2.7)
7
(9.5)
4
(5.3)
5
(6.6)
3
(3.9)
3
(3.9)
21
(27.0)
4
(5.0)
3
(3.8)
7
(8.7)
5
(6.1)
1
(1.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)222.3260.1264.6275.1242.1211.8214.8207.7169.6144.5159.3139.6127.9124.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Somerville, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 158 (124 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Somerville, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (11.0%), Italian (9.4%), Portuguese (6.2%), Brazilian (4.9%), Haitian (4.1%), American (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 12 feet

Land area: 4.11 square miles.

Population density: 19,814 people per square mile   (very high).

Somerville, Massachusetts map

21,814 residents are foreign born (9.4% Latin America, 6.3% Europe, 5.2% Asia).

This city:

26.8%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,199 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,030 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (4.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (178.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Cambridge, MA (1.1 miles ),
Medford, MA (1.4 miles ),
Everett, MA (1.7 miles ),
Malden, MA (1.9 miles ),
Chelsea, MA (1.9 miles ),
Belmont, MA (1.9 miles ),
Arlington, MA (1.9 miles ),
Watertown, MA (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 42.39 N, Longitude: 71.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -21,935 (-27.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,860 (14.8%)

Area codes: 617, 857

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

Somerville tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $166,700
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $205,700
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $285,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Somerville, MA residents
Average permit cost in Somerville, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.9%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Somerville, MA
Historical housing units in Somerville, MA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,183 (+1.6%).
Most common industries in Somerville, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.4%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.2%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Somerville, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Computer specialists (7.0%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (2.8%)
  • Media and communications workers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (11.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Somerville, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Somerville, 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
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.8. This is about average.

City:

76.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.233. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.233
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.86
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Somerville-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Somerville city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somerville-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 195.8 miles away from Somerville 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 80.7 miles away from Somerville 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 195.6 miles away from Somerville 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 230.9 miles away from Somerville 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 60.0 miles away from Somerville center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from Somerville 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 Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerville topographic map

Main business address for: CENTRAL BANCORP INC /MA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY INC (WHOLESALE-LUMBER & OTHER CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Somerville:

  • HERITAGE HOSPITAL (26 CENTRAL ST)
  • CLARENDON HILL NURSING HOME, INC (1323 BROADWAY)
  • JEANNE JUGAN RESIDENCE (186 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • MARY ELLEN NURSING HOME (170 HIGHLAND AVE)
  • PROSPECT HILL MANOR NH (37 MUNROE ST)
  • SUNRISE N H, INC (26 ADAMS ST)
  • WINTER HILL N H (50 EVERGREEN AVE)
  • DCI BALL SQUARE (643 BROADWAY)
  • NIZHONI HEALTH SYSTEMS (5 MIDDLESEX AVE, 4TH FL, ASSEMBLY SQ OFFICE PARK)
  • VNA OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS (259 LOWELL STREET)

Heliports located in Somerville:

Amtrak stations near Somerville:

  • 3 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 4 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 4 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Somerville:

  • Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville (Full-time enrollment: 251; Location: 5 Middlesex Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerville:

  • Lesley University (about 2 miles; Cambridge, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,317)
  • Harvard University (about 2 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 20,857)
  • Tufts University (about 2 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)
  • Cambridge College (about 2 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,782)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 8,814)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (about 3 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 13,548)
  • Boston University (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 29,780)

Public high schools in Somerville:

Public elementary/middle schools in Somerville:

Private elementary/middle school in Somerville:

  • ST CATHERINE OF GENOA SCHOOL (Students: 268, Location: 192 SUMMER ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Somerville:

  • SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,122,474; Location: 79 HIGHLAND AVENUE; 163,096 books; 11,879 audio materials; 7,984 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 1,082 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Temple B'nai Brith is located at 201 Central Street Somerville, MA 02145 617-625-0333, Havurat Shalom (also Jewish) located at 113 College Avenue, Somerville MA 02144 617 666 7339

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Somerville: Union Square (A), Wilson Square (B), House Square (C), Davis Square (D), Trum Field (E), Inner Belt Industrial Park (F), Innerbelt Industrial Park (G), Somerville City Hall (H), Cataldo Ambulance Service (I), Somerville Fire Department Station 3 (J), Somerville Fire Department Station 6 (K), Veterans Memorial Rink (L), Alumnae Hall (M), Anthony House (N), Balch Arena Theater (O), Baronian Field House (P), Bartol House (Q), Somerville Public Library (R), Somerville Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (S), Blakeley Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Assembly Square Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Somerville include: CENTRAL BANCORP INC /MA/ (A), BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Somerville include: Temple Bnai Brith (A), Saint Catherines Church (B), Saint James Episcopal Church (C), Mission Church of Our Lord (D), Korean Methodist Church (E), Greek Orthodox Church (F), Full Gospel Restoration Church (G), Evangelical-Haitian Church (H), Community Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Somerville Cemetery (1), Veterans Cemetery (2), Somerville Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alewife Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Somerville include: Inman Square (1), Palmacci Playground (2), Perry Pond (3), Spring Hill Historic District (4), Matignon High School Athletic Field (5), Lincoln Park (6), Conway Playground (7), Tufts Park (8), Bailey Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn - Inns (30 Washington Street), La Quinta Inn Somerville - Tage (23 Cummings Street).

Birthplace of: Ralph Waldo Christie - Rear Admiral of the Navy during World War II, Kenneth W. Rendell - Businessman, Alan Hovhaness - (1911-2000), composer, Harold L. George - Air Force general, Richard Tisei - Politician, Alfred M. Pride - Navy admiral, Andrew P. Iosue - Air Force general, Hal Clement - Novelist, Harry Nelson Pillsbury - Chess player, Niko Dimitrakos - Ice hockey player.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerville and their reported violations in the past:

SOMERVILLE WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 75,754, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-13-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-10-2009)
  • Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2009)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

41.8%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.2%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Somerville in 2010:

  • 1,879 people in college/university student housing
  • 114 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 95 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 74 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 70 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Somerville in 2000:

  • 1,825 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 280 people in nursing homes
  • 126 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 94 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 52 people in religious group quarters
  • 40 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 38 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 16 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Banks with most branches in Somerville (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Union Square Branch, Winter Hill Branch, Davis Square Branch, Somerville Stop & Shop Branch. 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
  • Winter Hill Bank, FSB: Broadway Branch, Cutter Avenue Branch, Winter Hill Bank, Fsb. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $256.4 mil, Deposits: $222.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Middlesex Federal Savings, F.A.: at 1 College Ave, branch established on 1890/01/01; 1196 Broadway Branch at 1196 Broadway, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/28: Bank assets: $354.3 mil, Deposits: $285.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 3 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Davis Square Branch at 403 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1947/11/24; Broadway Branch at 125 Broadway, branch established on 1954/02/08. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Eastern Bank: Davis Square Branch at 250 Elm Street, branch established on 2002/02/19. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank: Highland Branch at 285 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1976/08/02. Info updated 2007/04/09: Bank assets: $803.6 mil, Deposits: $690.6 mil, headquarters in Cambridge, MA, positive income, 9 total offices
  • Citibank, National Association: Somerville Branch at 337 Broadway, branch established on 2007/11/26. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Central Co-operative Bank: Central Co-Operative Bank at 399 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2008/06/25: Bank assets: $520.7 mil, Deposits: $335.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Somerville Branch at 406 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1947/11/01. 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 Somerville:

Marital status in Somerville, MA
  • Never married: 54.0%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Somerville:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Somerville
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Neighborhoods in Somerville:

(Somerville, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Somerville, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

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

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.2%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Somerville:

50.6%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Somerville:

9.8%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Somerville:

28.7%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

60.2%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.4%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Somerville, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 989$5,841,401$70,876176$144,394
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 212$348,779$19,742188$86,714
Firefighters 156$1,214,580$93,4290$0
Other and Unallocable 153$749,359$58,77313$23,959
Police Protection - Officers 124$952,462$92,1740$0
Health 61$313,627$61,6977$11,147
Financial Administration 43$245,409$68,4865$10,766
Streets and Highways 36$209,463$69,8210$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 35$188,533$64,6401$775
Other Government Administration 35$206,983$70,96668$61,172
Local Libraries 27$126,865$56,38413$8,941
Police - Other 26$142,454$65,74851$39,268
Water Supply 13$61,854$57,0960$0
Judicial and Legal 8$54,764$82,1461$2,657
Parks and Recreation 8$42,302$63,45331$26,044
Welfare 6$27,803$55,6064$8,467
Sewerage 4$19,552$58,6560$0
Fire - Other 3$14,101$56,4041$1,758
Natural Resources 2$13,622$81,7320$0
Totals for Government 1,941$10,773,913$66,608559$426,062

Somerville government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,886,000 ($60.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,061,000 ($13.04)
    Water Utilities: $795,000 ($9.77)
    Regular Highways: $284,000 ($3.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $218,000 ($2.68)
    General Public Buildings: $58,000 ($0.71)
    Sewerage: $58,000 ($0.71)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $100,456,000 ($1234.71)
    General - Other: $34,268,000 ($421.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,619,000 ($204.26)
    Police Protection: $14,447,000 ($177.57)
    General Public Buildings: $10,840,000 ($133.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,328,000 ($90.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,630,000 ($81.49)
    Regular Highways: $6,626,000 ($81.44)
    Central Staff Services: $3,335,000 ($40.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,537,000 ($31.18)
    Financial Administration: $2,334,000 ($28.69)
    Health - Other: $2,196,000 ($26.99)
    Libraries: $2,146,000 ($26.38)
    Water Utilities: $1,837,000 ($22.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,832,000 ($22.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,285,000 ($15.79)
    Sewerage: $908,000 ($11.16)
    Public Welfare - Other: $659,000 ($8.10)
    Natural Resources - Other: $408,000 ($5.01)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $67,338,000 ($827.65)
    Other Investments - Other: $35,722,000 ($439.06)
    Corporate Bonds: $35,619,000 ($437.79)
    Benefit Payments: $15,186,000 ($186.65)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,259,000 ($15.47)
    Withdrawals: $388,000 ($4.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,099,000 ($38.09)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,107,000 ($13.61)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($0.48)
    Other - Health - Other: $24,000 ($0.29)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $22,840,000 ($280.73)
    Transit Utilities: $5,063,000 ($62.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $13,046,000 ($160.35)
    Sewerage: $2,222,000 ($27.31)
    Water Utilities: $2,035,000 ($25.01)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $274,000 ($3.37)
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000 ($0.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $55,000 ($0.68)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($0.09)
    General Public Building: $7,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,684,000 ($1237.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $246,000 ($3.02)

Somerville government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,688,000 ($229.70)
    Parking Facilities: $1,875,000 ($23.05)
    Other: $1,536,000 ($18.88)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,305,000 ($16.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $866,000 ($10.64)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $148,000 ($1.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $111,000 ($1.36)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $14,000 ($0.17)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $9,501,000 ($116.78)
    From Other Governments: $119,000 ($1.46)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-352,000 ($-4.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,898,000 ($47.91)
    Education: $679,000 ($8.35)
    Other: $679,000 ($8.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $6,526,000 ($80.21)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,402,000 ($41.81)
    Interest Earnings: $255,000 ($3.13)
    Donations From Private Sources: $183,000 ($2.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,765,000 ($156.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $32,380,000 ($397.98)
    General Local Government Support: $24,348,000 ($299.26)
    Other: $3,290,000 ($40.44)
    Highways: $646,000 ($7.94)
    Public Welfare: $379,000 ($4.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $137,000 ($1.68)
  • Tax - Property: $134,839,000 ($1657.31)
    Other License: $9,092,000 ($111.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,329,000 ($40.92)

Somerville government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,433,000 ($1050.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,581,000 ($1039.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,896,000 ($121.63)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,044,000 ($111.16)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $45,000,000 ($553.10)
    Beginning: $44,124,000 ($542.33)

Somerville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,216,000 ($174.73)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $61,295,000 ($753.38)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $94,335,000 ($1159.48)

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Somerville, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Men's Wearhouse1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike3
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Penske1
Burger King1Rite Aid4
CVS2Shaw's2
Chipotle1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
Dunkin Donuts13Stop & Shop2
FedEx6Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Jones New York1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS7
Kmart1Vans1
La Quinta1Walgreens2
Marshalls1YMCA1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerville:

  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerville:

  • 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.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMFO (91.5 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: TUFTS UNIVERSITY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Somerville:

  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Somerville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 715ft / 218mTotal length
  • $283,828,000Total costs
  • 759,351Total average daily traffic
  • 71,024Total average daily truck traffic
  • 977,287Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Somerville, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 3Before 1900
  • 31900-1909
  • 41910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 71970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Somerville, MA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED65$354,554550$295,4561,350$288,81555$162,43627$979,741170$320,382
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$296,00030$322,067111$313,7846$51,1673$5,115,66711$318,273
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$399,81570$271,443328$311,52130$144,5004$509,75046$328,217
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$379,16777$290,753216$305,79213$175,2312$550,00040$310,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$276,00013$294,92364$298,4845$115,6000$08$260,750

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in Somerville, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED71$317,91539$303,0261$154,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$337,55013$318,9231$311,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$320,36421$315,4761$288,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$339,8335$320,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$390,0001$333,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somerville, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somerville, MA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 158. The highest number of reported fires - 460 took place in 2018, and the least - 37 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Somerville, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (70.1%), and Outside Fires (15.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Somerville, MA
    • 1,88670.1%Structure Fires
    • 40715.1%Outside Fires
    • 37814.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 210.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somerville, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerville, Massachusetts:

  • Holiday Inn Boston-Somerville, 30 Washington St, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143 , Phone: (617) 628-1000, Fax: (617) 628-0143
  • The Row Hotel at Assembly Row, 360 Foley St, Somerville, Massachusetts 02145 , Phone: (888) 236-2427
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Somerville, Massachusetts
Most common first names in Somerville, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,40380.2 years
John1,06973.8 years
Joseph68673.2 years
William52973.4 years
Margaret51579.8 years
James50772.6 years
Helen36679.0 years
George34874.4 years
Charles33473.2 years
Anna33280.3 years
Most common last names in Somerville, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murphy18475.1 years
Sullivan16477.2 years
Smith13476.0 years
Obrien12676.9 years
Mccarthy12074.9 years
Walsh8274.5 years
Silva7474.8 years
Collins6973.7 years
Mahoney6874.5 years
Doherty6778.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Somerville, MA
  • 79.3%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Somerville, MA
  • 62.7%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 11.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke


Somerville compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Somerville on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with fewest building permits per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest humidity differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest housing density (population 2,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest precipitation differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of murders per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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