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Somerville is a City of Young Adults

Most Somerville residents are between the ages of 20 and 34.

How old are Somervillians? Somewhere between 20 and 34, according to Census data.

Most Somerville residents, 43.6 percent of them, fit into that age group. Of the cities and towns in the Somerville region, only Cambridge has more residents in that group (44.5 percent).

Meanwhile, Somerville has relatively few people under 20 and over 55, and 68.2 percent of the population is between 20 and 54.

Patch compared the populations of cities and towns in the area, and below is a chart showing the results.

The numbers below were provided by the 2010 U.S. Census, except for the Boston neighborhood breakdowns, which were determined using the City of Boston's myNeighborhood Viewer tool, and represent approximations for each community.

Community % ages
0-9 % ages 
10-19 % ages 
20-34 % ages 
35-54 % ages 
55-64 % ages 
65+ Arlington 12.5 9.4 16 32.6 12.8 15.9 Boston 9.5 12.4 35 23.8 9.1 10.1 *Charlestown 11 6.7 33.5 28.4 10.2 10.2 *Back Bay 5.1 5.6 50.7 19.7 9.3 9.6 *Beacon Hill 4.1 11.9 42.8 19.9 9.7 11.5 *South End 8 5.9 33.8 31.2 10.5 10.6 Cambridge 7.2 9.2 44.5 20.8 8.8 9.6 Chelsea 12.5 15.2 27.7 27.4 8.1 8.8 Everett 11.9 12.6 24 29.3 9.7 13.5 Lynnfield 11.9 15.4 10.1 31.3 13.7 18.1 Malden 11.4 10.4 26.2 29.5 10.8 11.7 Medford 9.5 10.3 26.3 27.4 11.2 15.2 Melrose 12.2 11.3 16.1 31.2 13.3 15.9 Reading 13.4 13.6 14.2 31.9 13.1 14.2 Revere 11.7 11.1 23 28.9 10.8 14.6 Saugus 9.7 11.6 16.7 30.2 15.9 17.5 Somerville 7.7 7.2 43.6 24.6 8 8.2 Stoneham 10.6 11 15.9 30 14 18.6 Wakefield 11.5 11.7 17 31.6 13.5 14.7 Winchester 15.5 14.7 8.8 32.3 12.4 16.3 Winthrop No data Woburn 11.2 10.4 20.8 29.9 11.8 15.9
Tom Walsh June 01, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Just to nitpick: 43.6% is not "most". Most Somerville residents (56.4%) are not between 20 and 34.

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