Lakeville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,418 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lakeville is the 171st largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Lakeville 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lakeville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lakeville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeville who work in sales jobs (13.26%), management occupations (10.62%), and office and administrative support (10.53%).
Also of interest is that Lakeville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Lakeville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lakeville 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, Lakeville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lakeville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Lakeville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Lakeville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.47% of adults in Lakeville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lakeville in 2010 was $44,889, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $179,556 for a family of four.
The people who call Lakeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lakeville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lakeville include Irish, English, Italian, Portuguese, and German.
The most common language spoken in Lakeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.