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 34,307 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dartmouth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dartmouth is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dartmouth who work in office and administrative support (12.13%), sales jobs (11.66%), and management occupations (10.71%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Dartmouth, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Dartmouth provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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: 32.42% of adults in Dartmouth have a college degree.
The per capita income in Dartmouth in 2010 was $37,086, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,344 for a family of four. However, Dartmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dartmouth include Portuguese, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Dartmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.