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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Somerville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Somerville is worth considering.

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 30.37 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 percentage of adults in Somerville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.45% of the adults 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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