Carver is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,629 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Carver is the 161st largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carver is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carver is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carver who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (10.10%), and management occupations (9.25%).
Carver is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Carver’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Carver has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Carver a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Carver, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Carver are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.36% of adults in Carver having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Carver in 2010 was $33,255, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,020 for a family of four. However, Carver contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Carver home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carver residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Carver include Italian, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Carver is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.