Lakeville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,523 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.
Lakeville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.44%), office and administrative support (11.77%), and management occupations (9.90%).
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 34.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Lakeville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.23% of adults in Lakeville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lakeville in 2018 was $46,038, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $184,152 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 Black or African-American. 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.