Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA

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Population

125,195

0.931% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Median Age

32.2


Median Household Income

$74,679

8.19% growth

Number of Employees

72,591

2.54% growth

Median Property Value

$456,700

7.71% growth

About

In 2017, Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA had a population of 125k people with a median age of 32.2 and a median household income of $74,679. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA grew from 124,040 to 125,195, a 0.931% increase and its median household income grew from $69,026 to $74,679, a 8.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.8%), White (Hispanic) (8.86%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.44%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.92%). 38.8% of the people in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 82.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville (205 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA is $456,700, and the homeownership rate is 36.1%. Most people in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA is 1 car per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA employs 72.6k people. The largest industries in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (7,100 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,636 people), and Hospitals (4,774 people), and the highest paying industries are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($140,273), Data processing, hosting & related services ($129,365), and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($115,023).

Median household income in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA is $74,679. Males in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,419. The income inequality in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,679

2017 value

± $1,988

8.19%

1 Year Growth

± 4.63%

Households in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $74,679, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,026 in 2016, which represents a 8.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$65,157

Average Male Salary

± $7,538

$56,419

Average Female Salary

± $7,255

In 2017, full-time male employees in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA made 1.15 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $57,751 ± $5,883

  2. Asian

    $52,367 ± $16,930

  3. Two or More Races

    $40,654 ± $14,861

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.42

2017 Wage GINI

0.422

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was 0.42 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.655% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $181,737, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $125,976 and $125,183.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA (15.9k out of 122k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    9,991 ± 853

  2. Hispanic

    2,946 ± 528

  3. Black

    2,683 ± 480

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

72.6k

2017 Value

2.54%

1 Year growth

± 2.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 2.54%, from 70.8k employees to 72.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA, are Miscellaneous managers (2,657 people), Postsecondary teachers (2,528 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (2,220 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,657 people), Postsecondary teachers (2,528 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (2,220 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Chemical engineers (10.1 times higher than expected), Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (8.1 times), and Other Physical Scientists (7.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Other financial clerks ($200,062), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($157,687), and Physicians & surgeons ($156,699).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72.6k

2017 Value

2.54%

1 Year growth

± 2.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 2.54%, from 70.8k employees to 72.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (7,100 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,636 people), and Hospitals (4,774 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (7,100 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,636 people), and Hospitals (4,774 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Scientific research & development services (6.86 times higher than expected), Periodical, book, & directory publishers (5.31 times), and Software publishing (4.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($140,273), Data processing, hosting & related services ($129,365), and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($115,023).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.3% of the population of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 6.96% on Medicare, 9.99% on non-group plans, and 0.347% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.72%

Uninsured

52.4%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

6.96%

Medicare

9.99%

Non-Group

0.347%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 5.72%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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Diversity

Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA is home to a population of 125k people, from which 82.8% are citizens. As of 2016, 30.8% of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (38.2k people).

In 2017, there were 5.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.3k people) in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are Spanish (14,057 speakers), Portuguese (10,186 speakers), and Haitian (5,794 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was 32.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

30.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

38.2k people

30.7%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

37.6k people

As of 2016, 30.8% of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA residents (38.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was 30.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Brazil

    6,972 ± 1,992 people

  2. El Salvador

    5,462 ± 1,774 people

  3. Haiti

    4,811 ± 1,670 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was Brazil, the natal country of 6,972 Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA residents, followed by El Salvador with 5,462 and Haiti with 4,811.

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Citizenship

82.8%

2017 Citizenship

82.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.8% of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was 82.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    77.3k ± 2.07k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    13.5k ± 1.37k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    11.1k ± 1.53k

In 2017, there were 5.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.3k people) in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    14,057 speakers (11.8%)

  2. Portuguese

    10,186 speakers (8.56%)

  3. Haitian

    5,794 speakers (4.87%)

38.8% of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was Spanish. 11.8% of the overall population of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are native Spanish speakers. 8.56% speak Portuguese and 4.87% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    793 ± 154

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    501 ± 169

  3. Korea

    500 ± 135

Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA awarded 205 degrees. The student population of Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 28 male students and 244 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are Hispanic or Latino (79 and 38.5%), followed by Black or African American (66 and 32.2%), White (35 and 17.1%), and Asian (12 and 5.85%).

The largest universities in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville (205 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are Medical Assistant (118 and 57.6%), Dental Assisting (46 and 22.4%), and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (26 and 12.7%).

The median tuition costs in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 118 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was Medical Assistant with 118 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

205 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville with 205 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

39

Degrees Awarded to Men

166

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 39 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA, which is 0.235 times less than the 166 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    79 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    66 degrees awarded

  3. White

    35 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 79 degrees mean that there were 1.2 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 66 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was $456,700 in 2017, which is 1.99 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $424,000 to $456,700, a 7.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA is 36.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$456,700

2017 Median

± $11,040

$424,000

2016 Median

± $12,343

In 2017, the median property value in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA grew to to $456,700 from the previous year's value of $424,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$74,679

Median Household Income

± $1,988

48k

Number of Households

± 1,610

In 2017, the median household income of the 48k households in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA grew to $74,679 from the previous year's value of $69,026.

The following chart displays the households in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

36.1%

2017 Homeownership

36.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 36.1% of the housing units in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 36.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    43.5%

  2. Public Transit

    29.7%

  3. Walked

    8.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA was Drove Alone (43.5%), followed by those who Public Transit (29.7%) and those who Walked (8.94%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Somerville & Everett Cities PUMA, MA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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