Somerset, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerset, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Somerset Census Designated Place had a population of 18,285 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerset: Somerset Village.

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Somerset, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,285
Daytime Population: Workers 5,550
Daytime Population: Residents 9,613
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,163
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 18,006
Population in Familes 15,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 279
Population Density2 2,315
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $74,716
Average Household Income $86,037
Per Capita Income $33,681


Total Housing Units 7,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,669 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,422 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $296,970
Average Home Value $324,762


Total Households 7,091
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,098
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.17%
Households 0.01% 0.13%
Families -0.05% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 2017 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 # 70 72nd
Population Density # 65 74th
Diversity Index # 233 6th
Median Household Income # 111 55th
Per Capita Income # 160 35th

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