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 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeville who work in office and administrative support (13.49%), sales jobs (12.08%), and management occupations (11.07%).
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.
One downside of living in Lakeville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.15 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Lakeville is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Lakeville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.72% of adults in Lakeville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lakeville in 2010 was $35,958, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,832 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 Italian, English, Portuguese, and French .
The most common language spoken in Lakeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.