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Welcome to Somerville ...

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

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

Somerville was settled in 1630.

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Somerville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Somerville on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Somerville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Middlesex County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Somerville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Somerville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SomervilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3869, Longitude: -71.0987    






















 

 

 

 

 


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