Somerville, Massachusetts

Somerville: A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is located on the Mystic River in northeastern Massachusetts. Somerville is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Somerville Public Library and the Somerville Museum.

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Somerville is a city located in the county of Middlesex in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 75,754 and a population density of 6,926 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 80,935 inhabitants.

The city was created 394 years ago in 1629.

Somerville is a city located directly to the northwest of Boston, and north of Cambridge, in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the city had a total population of 81,045 people. WikipediaArea: 10.93 km²Elevation: 3.66 mMayor: Katjana BallantynePopulation: 81,175 (2020).

Somerville boasts a rich history that dates back to 1629 when it was founded by Puritans seeking religious freedom from persecution in England. In the 20th century, the city underwent significant growth due to its proximity to Boston and Cambridge, which led to several expansions throughout the area including an increase in public transportation options like trains and buses as well as major roadways like Routes 93 and 2A/Pike Street Extension (I-93).

Somerville has a strong sense of community and history. It is known for its beautiful parks and monuments, as well as its unique architecture and diverse culture.

Many people move to Somerville for its high quality public schools and low crime rate. The city also has many options for recreation such as biking trails, playgrounds and parks that are free for residents to use!

Somerville locator map
Location of Somerville on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Somerville

Population : 80,935 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Middlesex County
Phone Area Codes : 617
Area : 10.94 km2
Altitude : 13 feet / 4 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1630 (394 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 14:16:00 (29th May 2024)
Postal code : 02143
Density : 7,400 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.4% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Somerville is located at 42°23'15"N 71°5'58"W (42.3876000, -71.0995000). It has 4 neighbors: Arlington, Boston, Cambridge and Medford.

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Somerville has 4 neighbours.

  • Arlington town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
  • Boston The twenty-first most populous city in the United States and the center of the Boston metropolitan area. It is located on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Massachusetts. Boston is a major center for education and is home to Harvard University and the Boston Celtics basketball team.
  • Cambridge The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is located on the Charles River in eastern Massachusetts. Cambridge is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Medford The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area. Medford is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Medford Historical Society and the Medford Arts Center.

Demographics

The population of Somerville increased by 6.4% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 75,754 - census
2011 76,710 1.25% estimation process
2012 77,620 1.17% estimation process
2013 78,573 1.21% estimation process
2014 78,991 0.53% estimation process
2015 79,715 0.91% estimation process
2016 80,936 1.51% estimation process
2017 81,204 0.33% estimation process
2018 81,357 0.19% estimation process
2019 81,360 0% estimation process
2020 80,935 -0.53% estimation process

Somerville zip code is 02143. County name: Middlesex, County fips: 25017

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People born in Somerville (139)

People born in Somerville, including musician Nat Pierce, singer and recording artist Frederica von Stade, philosopher Nelson Goodman, .

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Schools in Somerville

College & universities near Somerville, MA

Code Name City ZIP
165556 Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville Somerville (MA) 02145
166489 Longy School of Music of Bard College Cambridge (MA) 02138
166452 Lesley University Cambridge (MA) 02138-2790
165167 Cambridge College Boston (MA) 02129
166027 Harvard University Cambridge (MA) 02138

Stations (20)

Amtrak & bus stations near Somerville, MA

Code Name Address Type
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL
BOS South Station 2 South Station RAIL
BBY Back Bay station 145 Dartmouth St. RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL

Post offices near Somerville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Union Squar Post Office Somerville (MA) 02143
Winter Hill Post Office Somerville (MA) 02145
East Cambridg Post Office Cambridge (MA) 02141
Inman Squar Post Office Cambridge (MA) 02139
Porter Squar Post Office Cambridge (MA) 02140

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Middlesex County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Middlesex County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Cambridge 119,192 The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Lowell 110,904 The third most populous city in Massachusetts.
City of Lowell 109,945 The third most populous city in Massachusetts.
City of Cambridge 107,289 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Newton 87,803 The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
City of Somerville 75,754 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Framingham 73,892 Town in Massachusetts
Framingham Center 65,413 A census-designated place (CDP) in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Waltham 62,069 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Medford 60,847 The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Malden 59,922 The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Everett 46,107 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Arlington 45,169 Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Billerica 43,021 Town in Massachusetts
Woburn 40,135 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Marlborough 39,290 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Somerville distances to largest Massachusetts cities