Lynnfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,819 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lynnfield is the 159th largest community in Massachusetts.
Lynnfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Lynnfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lynnfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lynnfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynnfield who work in management occupations (15.98%), office and administrative support (15.33%), and sales jobs (14.66%).
Also of interest is that Lynnfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Lynnfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Lynnfield 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, Lynnfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lynnfield 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 Lynnfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lynnfield, the average commute to work is 32.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Lynnfield is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Lynnfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.75% of adults in Lynnfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lynnfield in 2010 was $52,959, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,836 for a family of four.
The people who call Lynnfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lynnfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lynnfield include Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lynnfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.