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Living In Somerset, MA

Somerset, a small city in Massachusetts, has a population of approximately 18,000. Retirees should feel right at home, as they make up 23% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 45, skew older than most cities in Massachusetts. Just 18% of residents rent in Somerset, as the majority own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $1,114 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Somerset will save around $1,200 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 27 minutes, outperforming most cities in Massachusetts, Somerset residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 46% of residents, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Somerset has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Somerset residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and education. Together, these industries account for 22% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of about $84,000, Somerset workers earn roughly the same as the average Massachusetts resident. Somerset, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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