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Somerset, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Somerset, MA.

Somerset is a waterfront community with a small town, “Main Street” feel.

Located on the western shore of the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay, its a location that provides beautiful views of the water, neighboring Fall River, and Aquidneck Island (the original “Rhode Island”) beyond. The town offers numerous opportunities (at well-loved locations such as Pierce Beach Park and the Village Waterfront Park) for boating, kayaking, water-skiing, tubing, fishing, and picnic-ing. The largest collection of Native American artifacts in southeastern Massachusetts is housed at the Somerset Historical Society.

By the Numbers


Population: 18,207

Population Change: %

Median Age: 47.2

Poverty Level: 4.9%

Avg. Household Size: 2.55

Median Household Income: $76,311


Percent Cost Burden: 28.0%

Average Age Built: 1962

Ownership Rate: 77.7%

Seasonal Units: 1

Average Sale Price: $280,000

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 2.67%


Top Three Industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Accommodations and Food Services

Average Annual Wage: 786

Average Commute Time: 24.3 minutes


Miles of Sidewalk: 22.9

Chapter 90 Funding: $505,493

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): SRTA

Available Public Transit Services:

Fixed Route Bus Service
Demand Response Service for persons with a disability
Transportation for Seniors (provided by the Somerset Council on Aging


Number of Culverts: 55