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Somerville is a suburb of Boston with a population of 80,906. Somerville is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Somerville offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Somerville there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Somerville and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Somerville are above average.

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About Somerville...
Population
80,906

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$664,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,874
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    137.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    19.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    46.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    171.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    974.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    109
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    33%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

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