Lynnfield, MA
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Lynnfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,761 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 90.72% 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 (16.24%), sales jobs (14.55%), and office and administrative support (13.08%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.74% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Lynnfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Lynnfield 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, Lynnfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 32.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Lynnfield is a pretty powerful place. 51.80% of the adults in Lynnfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Lynnfield in 2010 was $51,622, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $206,488 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 Armenian and Chinese.

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