Mansfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,816 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.
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 12.96% 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.
Mansfield 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, Mansfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Mansfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.21 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.
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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Mansfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Mansfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.24% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mansfield in 2018 was $55,451, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $221,804 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 French and Langs. of India.