Somerville, AL
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Somerville is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 716 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, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerville who work in office and administrative support (10.44%), sales jobs (9.09%), and teaching (8.75%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.37 minutes every day commuting to work.

Somerville is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Somerville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.45% of adults 25 and older in Somerville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Somerville in 2010 was $20,560, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,240 for a family of four. However, Somerville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, Scottish, and Scandinavian.

The most common language spoken in Somerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.

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