Somerville, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Somerville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Somerville had a population of 2,990 as of July 1, 2015. Somerville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Somerville is located at latitude 35.2322 and longitude -89.3754 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Somerville (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 397 feet.

The Town of Somerville (GNIS ID: 2407366) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Somerville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerville: Bowersville.

Town of Somerville, TN Boundary Map

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Somerville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,990
Population in Households 2,871
Population in Familes 2,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 241
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,212
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 746
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 621 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $123,305
Average Home Value $160,424
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,143
Average Household Income $53,517
Per Capita Income $22,217
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.65% -0.41%
Households -0.48% -0.35%
Families -0.35% -0.54%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Somerville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerville to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 149 65th
Population Density1 # 333 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 20 96th
Median Household Income # 248 42nd
Per Capita Income # 138 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.