Somerset is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,288 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Somerset is the 99th largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns, Somerset isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Somerset are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somerset is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerset who work in office and administrative support (17.95%), sales jobs (11.25%), and management occupations (8.02%).
Because of many things, Somerset is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Somerset a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Somerset has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Somerset’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Somerset is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The percentage of people in Somerset who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.65% of adults in Somerset have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Somerset in 2010 was $32,057, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,228 for a family of four. However, Somerset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Somerset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerset residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include Irish, French , English, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Somerset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Arabic.