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Welcome to Somerville ...

The city of Somerville is located in Middlesex County<1>.



Somerville was settled in 1630.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Somerville has a population of 81,372 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Somerville is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Somerville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Somerville: (617) & (857)<4>

The ZIP codes for Somerville: 02143-02145<5>

Websites for Somerville ...

Official Website: www.ci.somerville.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Somerville had an population of 81,372 people. This is an increase of 7.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Somerville had a population of 75,754 people (which is 5.04% of the total population of Middlesex County). This makes Somerville the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Somerville represents 1.16% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 75,754 people, the population of Somerville decreased 2.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 77,478 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Somerville.

Communities Also Named Somerville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Somerville - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Somerville.

Communities near Somerville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Somerville.

  • Lynn
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
  • Quincy
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
    • Quincy is located in Norfolk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
  • Newton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
  • Framingham
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
    • Framingham is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
  • Waltham
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
    • Waltham is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
  • Weymouth
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weymouth
    • Weymouth is located in Norfolk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
  • Peabody
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
    • Peabody is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
  • Salem
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
  • Billerica
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billerica
    • Billerica is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
  • Beverly
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Somerville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Somerville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Somerville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Somerville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Somerville. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Somerville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Somerville ...

Looking for more information about Somerville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Somerville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Somerville.

Adding Somerville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Somerville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Somerville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Somerville post office opened in 1844.

We also found Somerville in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Somerville.

The official website for Somerville: www.ci.somerville.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Somerville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Somerville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (857) is an overlay for area code (617).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Somerville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Somerville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Somerville includes: 02143, 2144 & 02145.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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