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1.33% growth
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9.3% growth
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4.45% growth
Median Property Value
4.48% growth


The economy of Somerville, MA employs 49,538 people. The economy of Somerville, MA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.49; 2.26; and 2.08 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Somerville, MA are Educational Services (9,693), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (7,841), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,410), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($104,167), Utilities ($87,583), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($61,176).

Median household income in Somerville, MA is $73,106. Males in Somerville, MA have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,916. The income inequality of Somerville, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.405 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Somerville, MA. In Middlesex County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 128 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,120. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Somerville, MA is home to a population of 78,595 people, from which 85.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Somerville, MA is composed of 54,707 White residents (69.6%), 7,923 Asian residents (10.1%), 7,668 Hispanic residents (9.8%), 5,324 Black residents (6.77%), and 2,147 Two+ residents (2.73%). The most common foreign languages in Somerville, MA are Spanish (5,543 speakers), Portuguese (4,478 speakers), and Other Indic (1,906 speakers), but compared to other places, Somerville, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (4,478 speakers), Other Indic (1,906 speakers), and French Creole (1,317 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Somerville, MA awarded 3,959 degrees. The student population of Somerville, MA is skewed towards females, with 1,645 male students and 2,314 female students. Most students in Somerville, MA are White (2,070 and 52.3%), followed by Unknown (453 and 11.4%), Asian (416 and 10.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (296 and 7.48%). The largest universities in Somerville, MA by number of graduates are Tufts University (3,729 and 94.2%), Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville (230 and 5.81%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Somerville, MA are International Relations & Affairs (187 and 4.72%), General Economics (145 and 3.66%), and General Biological Sciences (136 and 3.44%). The median tuition costs in Somerville, MA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $49,520 and $49,520 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerville, MA is $469,200, which is 2.41 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $449,100 to $469,200, a 4.48% increase. The homeownership rate of Somerville, MA is 34%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Somerville, MA have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Somerville, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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