Mansfield, MA
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Mansfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,946 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 86.87% 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 (12.88%), office and administrative support (12.43%), and sales jobs (11.51%).

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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.61 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.

If knowledge is power, Mansfield is a pretty powerful place. 55.44% of the adults in Mansfield 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 Mansfield in 2010 was $48,061, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $192,244 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.