Lakeville, MA
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Lakeville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,338 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, Lakeville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lakeville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lakeville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeville who work in sales jobs (12.86%), office and administrative support (12.47%), and management occupations (9.84%).

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.

In Lakeville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Lakeville, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Lakeville is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Lakeville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.61% of adults in Lakeville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lakeville in 2010 was $37,584, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,336 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 English, Portuguese, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Lakeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.

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