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 (15.33%), management occupations (10.80%), and sales jobs (9.45%).
Because of many things, Carver is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Carver really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Carver perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Carver is worth considering.
One downside of living in Carver, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.69 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of adults in Carver who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.98% of the adults in Carver have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Carver in 2010 was $32,377, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,508 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 French and Spanish.