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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lynnfield 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, Lynnfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lynnfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Lynnfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.55 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.
In Lynnfield, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Lynnfield is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Lynnfield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lynnfield, 49.75% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.