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Somerville city, Massachusetts

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Somerville city, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 81,360
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 81,360
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 75,701
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 81,045
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 75,754
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,371
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 33.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $664,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,585
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $915
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,874
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 32,802
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 76.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 30.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 64.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 79.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 76.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 167,081
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 511,848
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 375,470
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 759,415
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,849
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $97,328
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $49,382
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 7,741
Men-owned firms, 2012 4,256
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,110
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,379
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 6,180
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 555
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 7,001
Population per square mile, 2010 18,403.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 4.12
FIPS Code 2562535
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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