Somerton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 15,048 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Somerton is the 43rd largest community in Arizona. Much of the housing stock in Somerton was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Somerton economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Somerton, where the median household income is $31,178.00.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Somerton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.03% of the Somerton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Somerton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerton who work in farm management occupations (13.21%), office and administrative support (11.26%), and food service (9.09%).
The population of Somerton has a very low overall level of education: only 6.59% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Somerton in 2010 was $11,959, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,836 for a family of four. Somerton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.18% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Somerton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Somerton, accounting for 95.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Somerton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Somerton include Irish, French , Dutch, and Hungarian.
Somerton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 39.35%.
The most common language spoken in Somerton is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.