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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somerville was $15,636, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Somerville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Somerville include Somerville Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Somerville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $204. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $691.
Libraries in Somerville include Somerville-Fayette County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Somerville include Fayette County Review
Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somerville political report.
The average commute time for Somerville workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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