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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Somerville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Somerville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Somerville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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.

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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