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 (15.52%), sales jobs (11.78%), and management occupations (9.72%).

In addition, Dartmouth is a college town. There are a lot of students in Dartmouth attending college, and as a result Dartmouth provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to 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.

The percentage of people in Dartmouth who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.64% of adults in Dartmouth have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dartmouth in 2010 was $30,578, 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 $122,312 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 Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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