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Somerville is a town in Fayette County, in the Memphis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Lt. Robert Somerville, who died in the Creek Indian War

The latitude of Somerville is 35.243N. The longitude is -89.35W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 397 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,861.


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Median household income
Local
$21,225
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somerville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Bowersville
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Somerville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38068 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Somerville residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somerville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somerville was $15,636, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Somerville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Somerville include Somerville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Somerville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $204.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $691.


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Libraries in Somerville include Somerville-Fayette County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Somerville include Fayette County Review

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Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerville political report.

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The average commute time for Somerville workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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