Somerville, MA

80,334 Population
4.1 square miles 19,141.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.2%
was 1.2%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Population Density
19,141.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
21.3%
was 29.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
27.7%
was 23.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
9.5%
was 11.9%
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
10.0%
was 12.5%
Ranked 13th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.4
was 3.3
Ranked 2nd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
11.0%
was 13.1%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$86,012
was $70,729
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
39.4
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
32,226
was 34,375
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,696
was $1,502
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
0
 
Occupied Housing Units
31,837
was 32,520
 
Homeownership Rate
32.4%
was 36.8%
Ranked 13th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
7,817.9
was 8,339.2
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
1.8%
was 8.3%
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.3
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.0%
was 98.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
89.7%
was 87.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
60.1%
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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