Dartmouth, MA
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Dartmouth 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 34,715 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Dartmouth is the 45th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Dartmouth 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, Dartmouth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dartmouth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dartmouth is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dartmouth who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), sales jobs (11.45%), and management occupations (8.92%).

Dartmouth is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Dartmouth enrolled in college, Dartmouth has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Dartmouth is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In terms of college education, Dartmouth is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.46% of adults in Dartmouth have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dartmouth in 2010 was $30,846, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,384 for a family of four. However, Dartmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dartmouth is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dartmouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dartmouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dartmouth include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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