Dighton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,315 people and just one neighborhood, Dighton is the 215th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Dighton 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Dighton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dighton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dighton who work in office and administrative support (15.20%), teaching (10.42%) and food service (7.40%).
Also of interest is that Dighton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Dighton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Dighton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Dighton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dighton, the average commute to work is 30.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.