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, 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 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.
Lakeville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 34.35 minutes every day commuting to work.
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.