This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Somerville has a similar population density. Somerville is perfect for those who like the fast paced city environment.
Somerville, MA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Somerville has a population density of 17,958, with 73,736 current residents.
Out of the 73,736 current residents, 49% are male and 50% are female. 37% of the residents are married and 62% are single.
- 53% Sun
- 48% Rain
- 50% Snow
52°F average temperature
- 450 years Median home age
- $418,770 Median home price
- -1.92% Home appreciation rate
- 11.7% Annual property tax
As for living in Somerville, the air quality is 44% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 48% rainy, and 50% snowy. The average temperature is 52°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Somerville, you should know that 29.3% of homes are owned while 67% of homes are rented, and 3.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $418,770, the median age of homes is 450 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.92% and the annual property tax is 11.70%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Somerville, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Somerville’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Somerville is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 81.77% Democratic, 16.07% Republican, and 2.16% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:12
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
81%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
18%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Somerville, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.50% of residents are unemployed in Somerville (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Somerville residents: 14% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 33.25% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.8% are in the customer service field, 22.2% are in the sales field, 0.03% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:12. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 80.54%, 3.91% of residents have an associate’s degree, 22.71% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 17.78% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Somerville, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Somerville have a few different options. 45% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 29% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.