Somerset, MA

Somerset profile

Living in Somerset

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 18,303 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Somerset is the 110th largest community in Massachusetts.

Somerset is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (15.10%), office and administrative support (11.56%), and management occupations (10.27%).

Also of interest is that Somerset has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Somerset is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Somerset really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Somerset perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 overall education level of Somerset citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.36% of adults in Somerset have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Somerset in 2018 was $44,478, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,912 for a family of four.

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 Portuguese, Irish, French, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Somerset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Arabic.

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