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Population (year 2000): 77,478. Estimated population in July 2005: 74,963 (-3.2% change)
Males: 37,730 (48.7%), Females: 39,748 (51.3%)

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Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $46,315 (year 2000)
Median house value: $214,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Somerville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.7%)
  • Hispanic (8.8%)
  • Black (6.5%)
  • Other race (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (4.8%)
  • Chinese (2.4%)
  • Asian Indian (1.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Korean (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (18.9%), Italian (14.5%), Portuguese (7.5%), English (6.8%), German (5.6%), West Indian (3.7%).

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Elevation: 12 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Somerville,

For population 25 years and over in Somerville

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerville city

  • Never married: 51.6%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

29.3% Foreign born (13.3% Latin America, 8.8% Europe, 5.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,183 (+1.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (4.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (225.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (1.3 miles Cambridge, MA (2.1 miles Medford, MA (3.8 miles Everett, MA Malden, (4.0 miles MA Brookline, (4.6 miles MA Arlington, (4.7 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 32 buildings, average cost: $29,300
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $166,700

Latitude: 42.39 N, Longitude: 71.10 W

Area codes: 617, 857


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (18.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -22,057 (-28.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,092 (15.8%)


 

Crime in Somerville by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 3 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 1.3 0.0 3.9 0.0 3.9
Rapes 17 17 7 27 11 13
    per 100,000 21.9 21.9 9.0 34.8 14.2 16.8
Robberies 52 54 72 125 98 114
    per 100,000 67.1 69.7 92.9 161.3 126.5 147.1
Assaults 101 93 157 193 149 128
    per 100,000 130.4 120.0 202.6 249.1 192.3 165.2
Burglaries 260 293 428 427 378 468
    per 100,000 335.6 378.2 552.4 551.1 487.9 604.0
Thefts 944 930 1,063 1,361 908 1,002
    per 100,000 1218.4 1200.3 1372.0 1756.6 1171.9 1293.3
Auto thefts 602 660 481 433 521 359
    per 100,000 777.0 851.9 620.8 558.9 672.4 463.4
189.4 197.6 215.2 269.6 216.9 218.8


Average climate in Somerville, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somerville,

Somerville-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.3 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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Alan Hovhaness - (1911-2000), composer, Scott Hazelton - College basketball player (Rhode Island Rams).


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


Hospitals/medical centers near Somerville:
  • CAMBRIDGE HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA)
  • MT AUBURN HOSP (about 2 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA)
  • STILLMAN INFIRMARY-HARVARD UNIV (about 2 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Somerville:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 8 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 14 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 44 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Somerville:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 15 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 20 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 23 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)

Amtrak stations near Somerville:
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 28 $95,498 $40,927 3 $5,009
Financial Administration 38 $160,728 $50,756 2 $4,832
Other Government Administration 31 $125,150 $48,445 1 $1,882
Judicial and Legal 4 $20,768 $62,304 1 $2,387
Police Protection - Officers 120 $779,841 $77,984 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $16,263 $39,031 63 $63,786
Local Libraries 30 $110,335 $44,134 5 $3,277
Other and Unallocable 88 $311,434 $42,468 4 $4,978
Firefighters 163 $793,455 $58,413 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $11,449 $45,796 0 $0
Streets and Highways 25 $89,444 $42,933 0 $0
Welfare 10 $33,129 $39,754 4 $2,135
Solid Waste Management 1 $5,045 $60,540 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $11,755 $47,020 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $35,928 $47,904 12 $5,700
Housing and Community Development(Local) 28 $114,144 $48,918 9 $17,251
Water Supply 10 $37,868 $45,441 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 652 $3,152,774 $58,026 126 $109,572
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 50 $169,717 $40,732 190 $186,697
Totals for Government 1298 $6,074,725 $56,160 420 $407,506


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerville:
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 2 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Full-time enrollment: 9,895)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 2 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 2 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 3 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 25,110)
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (about 3 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,122)
Public high schools in Somerville:
  • SOMERVILLE HIGH (Students: 1,666; Location: 81 HIGHLAND AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FULL CIRCLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 11 OTIS STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Somerville:
  • PROSPECT HILL ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 733; Location: 15 WEBSTER AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ARTHUR D HEALEY (Students: 587; Location: 5 MEACHAM STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • E SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY (Students: 522; Location: 115 PEARL STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY (Students: 496; Location: 5 CHERRY STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • POWDER HOUSE COMMUNITY (Students: 407; Location: 1060 BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 08)
  • LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY (Students: 406; Location: 290 WASHINGTON; Grades: PK - 08)
  • WINTER HILL COMMUNITY (Students: 397; Location: 115 SYCAMORE STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • CAPUANO ECC (Students: 379; Location: 150 GLEN STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • WEST SOMERVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD (Students: 305; Location: 177 POWDERHOUSE BLVD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • BENJAMIN G BROWN (Students: 194; Location: 201 WILLOW AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Somerville:
  • ST CLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 589 BOSTON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: 480 SOMERVILLE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LITTLE FLOWER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 17 FRANKLIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 220; Location: 50 THURSTON STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CATHERINE OF GENOA SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 192 SUMMER STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TUFTS EDUCATIONAL DAY CARE CTR (Students: 24; Location: 165 HOLLAND STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Somerville:
  • SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,055,604; Location: 79 HIGHLAND AVENUE; 162,884 books; 7,742 audio materials; 5,117 video materials; 443 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Somerville: Trum Field (A), Union Square (B), Wilson Square (C), Davis Square (D), House Square (E), Inner Belt Industrial Park (F), Innerbelt Industrial Park (G), Hodgdon Hall (H), Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center (I), Mugar Hall (J), Cohen Arts Center (K), East Somerville Branch Public Library of the City of Somerville (L), Stratton Hall (M), Jackson Gymnasium (N), Alumnae Hall (O), Anthony House (P), Hayes House (Q), Mine House (R), Haskell Hall (S), Balch Arena Theater (T).

Shopping Center: Assembly Square Mall Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Somerville include: Broadway Winter Hill Congregational Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Christ Episcopal Church (C), Temple Bnai Brith (D), Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (E), College Avenue United Methodist Church (F), Community Baptist Church (G), Dormition of the Holy Virgin Greek Orthodox Church (H).

Cemeteries: Veterans Cemetery (1), Somerville Cemetery (2).

Parks in Somerville include: Conway Playground (1), Matignon High School Athletic Field (2), Tufts Park (3), Central Hill Playground (4), Mount Vernon Street Historic District (5), Bailey Park (6), Hoyt Sullivan Playground (7), Ball Square (8), Lincoln Park (9).

Post offices: Somerville Post Office (A), Inman Square Post Office (B).


Somerville compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

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)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON 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.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMFO (91.5 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: TUFTS UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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