Somerset, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Somerset, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Somerset Census Designated Place had a population of 18,217 as of July 1, 2016. Somerset ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Somerset is located at latitude 41.7385 and longitude -71.1651 in Bristol County. The formal boundaries for the Somerset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.9 sq. miles and a water area of 3.99 sq. miles. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Somerset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378225) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Somerset Census Designated Place is located within Town of Somerset, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bristol County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Somerset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerset: Somerset Village.


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Somerset, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,217
Population in Households 17,940
Population in Familes 15,209
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density1 2,306
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,097
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 5,109
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,699 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,398 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $292,629
Average Home Value $313,459
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $74,035
Average Household Income $84,609
Per Capita Income $33,277
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.14%
Households 0.02% 0.13%
Families -0.03% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Somerset, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 68 73rd
Population Density1 # 66 74th
Diversity Index2 # 233 6th
Median Household Income # 101 59th
Per Capita Income # 157 37th

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