Somerville, MA

81,324 Population
4.1 square miles 19,728.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.2%
was 1.2%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Population Density
19,728.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
20.1%
was 29.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
24.3%
was 23.4%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
10.9%
was 11.9%
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
7.3%
was 12.5%
Ranked 14th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.3
was 3.3
Ranked 2nd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
12.6%
was 13.1%
Ranked 4th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$78,673
was $70,729
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.4
42.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
242.1
was 245.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,049.3
was 1,961.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
33,565
was 34,375
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,800
was $1,502
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
0
 
Occupied Housing Units
31,495
was 32,520
 
Homeownership Rate
34.4%
was 36.8%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
8,141.4
was 8,339.2
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
9.1%
was 8.3%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.3
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.8%
was 98.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
96.9%
was 99.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.5%
was 87.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
64.9%
was 52.3%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
74.4%
was 73.6%
Ranked 116th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
6.9%
was 7.2%
Ranked 78th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$192,641,954
$184,427,384
Ranked 16th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$188,948,754
$180,525,965
Ranked 15th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,442
was $2,340
Ranked 155th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,395
was $2,291
Ranked 151st Highest in MA

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