Somerville

Somerville

Located just north of Boston and next to Cambridge and has a population of about 77,000.

Welcome to Somerville

Somerville is located just north of Boston and next to Cambridge and has a population of about 77,000. It is a residential neighborhood with an industrial past, which includes one special legacy; the invention of the marshmallow crème that we lovingly call “Fluff.”
 
Somerville was often referred to as “Slummerville,” referring to its history of crime and ties to James “Whitey” Bulger and the “Winter Hill Gang.” Today, the area has reemerged as a popular destination for professionals and families. The neighborhood is primarily comprised of single-family and multi-family homes, many of which have been converted into condominiums. 
 
Popular established neighborhoods include Davis Square and Porter Square, as well as Union Square which is undergoing a large-scale redevelopment, thanks in part to a new Green Line station. The section of Somerville which is above Route 93 is also being reinvented as Assembly Square, complete with a shopping district, rental and condominium housing as well as medical, lab, and office space.


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Overview for Somerville, MA

92,719 people live in Somerville, where the median age is 32.1 and the average individual income is $53,210.34. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

92,719

Total Population

32.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$53,210.34

Average individual Income

Around Somerville, MA

There's plenty to do around Somerville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

92
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
79
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
81
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Main Street Pasta And Wine, Christina's Spice & Specialty Foods, and Hall's Pond Sanctuary.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.18 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.13 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.15 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.75 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Somerville, MA

Somerville has 38,748 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Somerville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 92,719 people call Somerville home. The population density is 18,480.83 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

92,719

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.1

Median Age

49.91 / 50.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
38,748

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$53,210.34

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Somerville, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Somerville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
West Somerville Neighborhood
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
E Somerville Community
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Capuano Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Next Wave Junior High
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Full Circle High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Catherine Of Genoa School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Bright Future Educare Center
PRIVATE
K - 1st
No rating available
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