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Mansfield, MA
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Living in Mansfield


Mansfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,860 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mansfield is the 86th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Mansfield 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.

Mansfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mansfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mansfield who work in sales jobs (11.74%), office and administrative support (11.72%), and management occupations (11.64%).

Also of interest is that Mansfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Mansfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.37% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Mansfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mansfield 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, Mansfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mansfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Mansfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mansfield, the average commute to work is 33.60 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Mansfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Mansfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Mansfield. 52.93% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mansfield in 2018 was $54,461, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $217,844 for a family of four.

Mansfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mansfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mansfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mansfield include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Mansfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.