Somerville, Texas

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Somerville, Texas
Downtown Somerville
Downtown Somerville
Location of Somerville, Texas
Location of Somerville, Texas
Coordinates: 30°20′41″N 96°31′49″W / 30.34472°N 96.53028°W / 30.34472; -96.53028Coordinates: 30°20′41″N 96°31′49″W / 30.34472°N 96.53028°W / 30.34472; -96.53028
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBurleson
Area
 • Total2.99 sq mi (7.75 km2)
 • Land2.98 sq mi (7.71 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
249 ft (76 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,312
 • Density492.44/sq mi (190.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
77839, 77879
Area code979
FIPS code48-68720[2]
GNIS feature ID1347375[3]
Websitesomervilletx.gov

Somerville (/ˈsʌmərvɪl/ SUM-ər-vil) is a city in Burleson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,312 at the 2020 census.[4] Somerville is named for Albert Somerville the first president of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway.

Geography[edit]

Somerville is located near the southern border of Burleson County at 30°20′41″N 96°31′49″W / 30.34472°N 96.53028°W / 30.34472; -96.53028 (30.344616, –96.530335).[5] The city is bordered to the west by Somerville Lake, a reservoir on Yegua Creek, part of the Brazos River basin.

Texas State Highway 36 passes through the city, leading northwest 17 miles (27 km) to Caldwell, the county seat, and southeast 15 miles (24 km) to Brenham.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Somerville has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.60%, is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19201,879
19302,28721.7%
19401,621−29.1%
19501,425−12.1%
19601,177−17.4%
19701,2506.2%
19801,81445.1%
19901,542−15.0%
20001,70410.5%
20101,376−19.2%
20201,312−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Somerville racial composition as of 2020[7]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 501 38.19%
Black or African American (NH) 291 22.18%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 5 0.38%
Asian (NH) 4 0.3%
Some Other Race (NH) 11 0.84%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 61 4.65%
Hispanic or Latino 439 33.46%
Total 1,312

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,312 people, 438 households, and 284 families residing in the city.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,704 people, 639 households, and 430 families residing in the city. The population density was 571.1 people per square mile (220.8/km2). There were 768 housing units at an average density of 257.4 per square mile (99.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 54.17% White, 30.52% African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 11.80% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.48% of the population.

There were 639 households, out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,208, and the median income for a family was $34,844. Males had a median income of $25,679 versus $17,379 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,995. About 18.3% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Somerville is served by the Somerville Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Somerville city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  8. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  9. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8][9]

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