Edgartown is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,302 people and just one neighborhood, Edgartown is the 250th largest community in Massachusetts.
Edgartown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Edgartown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Edgartown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Edgartown is a town of managers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgartown who work in management occupations (17.66%), sales jobs (12.35%), and maintenance occupations (10.89%).
Of important note, Edgartown is also a town of artists. Edgartown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Edgartown’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Edgartown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.17% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Another notable thing is that Edgartown is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Edgartown 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.75 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Edgartown are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.41% of adults in Edgartown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Edgartown in 2018 was $44,665, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,660 for a family of four. However, Edgartown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Edgartown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Edgartown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgartown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Edgartown include Irish, Brazilian, English, German, and French.
Edgartown also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.21%.
The most common language spoken in Edgartown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Chinese.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Edgartown, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 72.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In the neighborhood, 0.5% of people ride a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry ridership than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 65.5% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 20.4% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Brazilian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 2.8% have Hungarian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 21.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Edgartown are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 52.6% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 42.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.5%), and 4.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.6% of households. Some people also speak Portuguese (21.2%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Edgartown, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (24.5%). There are also a number of people of Brazilian ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report English roots (13.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (12.1%), along with some French ancestry residents (9.9%), among others. In addition, 17.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (65.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (63.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.