About Half of Somerville Residents Have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher
But how does Somerville compare to neighboring communities?
Just over half of Somerville residents who are at least 25 years old—52.3 percent—have a bachelor's degree or higher, according to 2010 Census data.
That's higher than the state average, which is 38.3 percent. Of course, Somerville is located near some of the country's best universities, such as Harvard, MIT and Tufts.
When it comes to higher education, how does Somerville compare?
We looked at 2010 Census data for 18 cities and towns in the Somerville region and discovered that four communities in the area—Cambridge, Arlington, Winchester and Reading—have higher percentages of residents with at least a bachelor's degree. (Again, we're talking about residents who are 25 and older.) The rest have lower percentages of residents with college degrees.
Here's a chart showing the numbers.
|Community||Percentage of residents age 25+ with bachelor's degree or higher|