Dedham, MA

Dedham profile

Living in Dedham

Dedham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 25,219 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Dedham is the 75th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Dedham 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.

Dedham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dedham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dedham who work in management occupations (14.22%), office and administrative support (11.91%), and sales jobs (10.30%).

Also of interest is that Dedham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Dedham is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dedham, the average commute to work is 32.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Dedham use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Dedham‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Dedham. 53.35% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dedham in 2018 was $53,037, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $212,148 for a family of four.

Dedham is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dedham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dedham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dedham include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.

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