Somerton, AZ


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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 $31,540.00.

When you are in Somerton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.61% of Somerton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Somerton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerton who work in office and administrative support (12.14%), farm management occupations (11.15%), and sales jobs (7.06%).

The citizens of Somerton have a very low rate of college education: just 7.34% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Somerton in 2010 was $12,412, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $49,648 for a family of four. Somerton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Somerton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 95.58% 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, Iraqi, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Somerton's cultural character, accounting for 39.06% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Somerton is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Native American languages.

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