Bourne, MA
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Bourne is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,837 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bourne is the 95th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Bourne are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Bourne isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bourne are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bourne is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bourne who work in sales jobs (12.93%), management occupations (12.68%), and office and administrative support (11.45%).

Also of interest is that Bourne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the nice things about Bourne is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Even though Bourne is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Bourne are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.11% of adults in Bourne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bourne in 2010 was $37,042, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,168 for a family of four. However, Bourne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bourne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bourne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bourne include Italian, English, German, and French .

The most common language spoken in Bourne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.