Eastham is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 4,928 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eastham is the 247th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Eastham 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.
Eastham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eastham is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Eastham who work in sales jobs (17.12%), maintenance occupations (7.88%) and office and administrative support (7.83%).
Of important note, Eastham is also a town of artists. Eastham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Eastham’s character.
Another notable thing is that Eastham is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Eastham’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Eastham 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, Eastham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Eastham is worth considering.
Eastham 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.
Eastham is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.89% of adults in Eastham have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Eastham in 2010 was $37,009, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,036 for a family of four. However, Eastham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Eastham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eastham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eastham include English, Irish, Italian, German, French and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Eastham is English. Some people also speak Portuguese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,222|
|EASTHAM HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||84.22%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||15.78%|
|TYPE OF EASTHAM HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||95.17%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.99%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||3.84%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.00%|
|SIZE OF EASTHAM HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.05%|
|AGE OF EASTHAM HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.64%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||51.00%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||33.16%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||5.19%|
|EASTHAM REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$489,804|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,572|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||2.88%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||1.01%|
|$109,001 - $217,000||2.24%|
|$217,001 - $326,000||9.17%|
|$326,001 - $435,000||22.12%|
|$435,001 - $543,000||22.92%|
|$543,001 - $815,000||26.81%|
|$815,001 - $1,087,000||6.61%|
|PEOPLE OF EASTHAM||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.47%|
|5 TO 17||6.18%|
|18 TO 24||7.56%|
|25 TO 34||6.93%|
|35 TO 54||21.47%|
|55 TO 64||22.36%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||32.02%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.35%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$62,452|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,009|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.08%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (13.87%)
Public Service (9.50%)
Real estate (5.01%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.32%)
Information Technology (3.81%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.30%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.04%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.11%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (24.23%)
French Canadian (2.47%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (91.77%)
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