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Dartmouth, MA
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Dartmouth profile

Living in Dartmouth

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 33,406 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Dartmouth is the 51st largest community in Massachusetts.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The population of Dartmouth is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.23% of adults in Dartmouth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dartmouth in 2022 was $48,710, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,840 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 Portuguese, English, Irish, French, and Italian.

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