Hatfield is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 3,290 people and just one neighborhood, Hatfield is the 269th largest community in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Hatfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hatfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hatfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hatfield who work in office and administrative support (9.04%), sales jobs (8.82%) and healthcare (7.88%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.31% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Hatfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hatfield 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, Hatfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hatfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Hatfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Hatfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hatfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hatfield may be for you.