Halifax is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,767 people and just one neighborhood, Halifax is the 210th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Halifax 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
Halifax is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Halifax is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Halifax who work in office and administrative support (16.33%), sales jobs (10.39%) and management occupations (8.34%).
Also of interest is that Halifax has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Halifax is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Halifax a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Halifax has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Halifax’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Halifax is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Halifax, the average commute to work is 34.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.