Somerville, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerville, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Somerville had a population of 726 as of July 1, 2015. Somerville ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Somerville is located at latitude 34.467 and longitude -86.7958 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Somerville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morgan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 656 feet.

The Town of Somerville (GNIS ID: 2407365) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Somerville is located within Somerville Division of Morgan County.

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.

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


Total Population 726
Population in Households 724
Population in Familes 622
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 265
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $176,881


Median Household Income $42,402
Average Household Income $54,011
Per Capita Income $21,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.03%
Households 0.13% 0.07%
Families 0.55% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.


Somerville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerville to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 356 38th
Population Density1 # 270 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 494 15th
Median Household Income # 182 69th
Per Capita Income # 199 66th

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