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Population (year 2000): 18,234. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,570 (+1.8% change)
Males: 8,635 (47.4%), Females: 9,599 (52.6%)

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Median resident age: 43.0 years
Median household income: $51,770 (year 2000)
Median house value: $144,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Somerset:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: Portuguese (41.6%), Irish (16.3%), French (15.5%), English (13.7%), French Canadian (9.4%), Italian (6.6%).

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Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 8.1 square miles

Somerset,

For population 25 years and over in Somerset

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerset town

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

7.9% Foreign born (6.4% Europe).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: River, MA Fall (3.5 miles pop. 91,938).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (39.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (203.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Somerset, MA (2.5 miles Swansea, River, MA Fall (3.5 miles Grove, MA (4.1 miles Ocean MA (5.0 miles Dighton, RI Tiverton, (7.3 miles Westport, MA (7.5 miles North


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 23 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 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

Latitude: 41.75 N, Longitude: 71.15 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.8%), Manufacturing (14.5%), Retail trade (14.3%).


 

Crime in Somerset by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.5 0.0
Rapes 2 3 2 4 4 5
    per 100,000 11.0 16.5 11.0 21.9 21.9 27.4
Robberies 2 3 2 8 1 8
    per 100,000 11.0 16.5 11.0 43.9 5.5 43.9
Assaults 37 39 69 69 36 47
    per 100,000 202.9 213.9 378.4 378.4 197.4 257.8
Burglaries 57 43 47 62 61 50
    per 100,000 312.6 235.8 257.8 340.0 334.5 274.2
Thefts 242 279 308 286 244 283
    per 100,000 1327.2 1530.1 1689.2 1568.5 1338.2 1552.0
Auto thefts 30 41 18 23 21 30
    per 100,000 164.5 224.9 98.7 126.1 115.2 164.5
136.4 150.0 176.9 194.3 141.5 170.1


Average climate in Somerset, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somerset,

Somerset-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Somerset city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.7 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: SLADES FERRY BANCORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Somerset:
  • DR JOHN C CORRIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 3 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • SOUTHCOAST HOSPITAL GROUP INC (about 3 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • ST ANNES HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 6 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Somerset:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 43 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 46 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Somerset:
  • MYRICKS (about 12 miles; BERKLEY, MA; ID: 1M8)
  • TAUNTON MUNI (about 14 miles; TAUNTON, MA; ID: TAN)
  • NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL (about 16 miles; NEW BEDFORD, MA; ID: EWB)

Amtrak station near Somerset:
  • 19 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: 3,497)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 14 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; FT enrollment: 6,071)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; FT enrollment: 6,843)
Public high school in Somerset:
  • SOMERSET HIGH (Students: 1,044; Location: GRANDVIEW AVE EXT; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Somerset:
  • SOMERSET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 1141 BRAYTON AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 480; Location: 580 WHETSTONE HILL ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CHACE STREET (Students: 352; Location: 538 CHACE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTH (Students: 204; Location: 700 READ STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILBUR (Students: 148; Location: 816 BRAYTON POINT RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Somerset:
  • THE LITTLE RED SCHSE AT POTTER (Students: 65; Location: 115 WOOD STREET/1333 COUNTY ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Somerset:
  • SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $485,699; Location: 1464 COUNTY ST.; 55,825 books; 1,610 audio materials; 2,107 video materials; 237 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • 97% of Somerset\'s population is homosexual added by Ben Dover

Notable locations in Somerset: Trestle Pier Light (A), Borden Flats Light (B), Brayton Point Channel Range Light (C), Indian Spring Plaza (D).

Cemeteries: Gibbs Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Saint Patricks Cemetery (3), Friends Cemetery (4), Slade Cemetery (5).

Reservoirs and swamps: Somerset Reservoir (A), Marsh, The (B).

Rivers and creeks: Labor in Vain Creek (A), Taunton River (B), Creek, The (C).

Park in Somerset: Buffington Park (1).

Beaches: Brayton Point Beach (A), Pierce Beach (B).


Somerset compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above 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 significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

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.)
  • 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)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

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.)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • 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.)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Somerset:
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

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