Somerville, MA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 32,477 housing units in Somerville. This represents a 2.2% growth from 31,786 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 32,477 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Somerville is about 30.6%. Somerville's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.8%. Average household size is 2.38 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Somerville were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.80%
One Bedroom25%
Two Bedrooms37.40%
Three Bedrooms21%
Four Bedrooms8.80%
Five Bedrooms or more5%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.72
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$214,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$185,400

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.22
Median year structure was built1939
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$909

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage5.20%
Home Equity Loan6.90%
Simple Mortgage56.60%
Debt Free31.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.9%