Lakeville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,561 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lakeville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lakeville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Lakeville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lakeville, the average commute to work is 34.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Lakeville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.47% of adults in Lakeville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lakeville in 2018 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.