Somerville is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,415 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Somerville is the 163rd largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns, Somerville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Somerville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somerville is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerville who work in office and administrative support (14.86%), maintenance occupations (13.20%), and sales jobs (10.81%).
A relatively large number of people in Somerville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.63% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Somerville rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.43% of adults 25 and older in Somerville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Somerville in 2018 was $17,586, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,344 for a family of four. However, Somerville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Somerville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.25% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Somerville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Somerville include German, English, African, Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Somerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.