Somerville is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 769 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Somerville is the 320th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some towns, Somerville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Somerville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somerville is a town of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerville who work in teaching (11.36%), food service (8.64%), and management occupations (7.73%).
Also of interest is that Somerville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Somerville has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Somerville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Somerville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Somerville may be for you.
One downside of living in Somerville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Somerville, the average commute to work is 30.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Somerville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Somerville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.99% of adults in Somerville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Somerville in 2010 was $24,136, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,544 for a family of four. However, Somerville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Somerville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Somerville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somerville include Irish, German, English, French, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Somerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Other Indo-European.