Mansfield, MA
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Mansfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,687 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mansfield is the 80th 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 87.89% 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 management occupations (12.49%), office and administrative support (12.18%), and sales jobs (11.35%).

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.

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 33.94 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Mansfield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Mansfield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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 51.57% 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 2010 was $42,293, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,172 for a family of four.

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 Italian, English, German, and French .

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