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Somerville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Somerville had a population of 3,154 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.2437 and longitude -89.3501 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Somerville 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.

The Town of Somerville is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somerville: Bowersville.

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Somerville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Somerville, TN Housing Affordability Index is 114
State of Tennessee Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Somerville, TN Wealth Index is 53
State of Tennessee Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,154 (100%)
Population in Households 3,035 (96.2%)
Population in Families 2,420 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 119 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 233
Diversity Index2 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,990
Average Household Income $52,053
Per Capita Income $21,463
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 611 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 665 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $159,459
Housing Affordability Index3 114
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,277
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 778
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.17% 0.42%
Households 0.26% 0.47%
Families 0.2% 0.28%
Median Household Income   4.99%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

Somerville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerville to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 148 66th
Population Density # 340 21st
Diversity Index # 22 95th
Median Household Income # 374 13th
Per Capita Income # 267 38th

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