Marshfield is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 25,836 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Marshfield is the 72nd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Marshfield 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.
Marshfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marshfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshfield who work in sales jobs (11.74%), management occupations (11.44%), and office and administrative support (11.11%).
Also of interest is that Marshfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Marshfield 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, Marshfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Marshfield is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Marshfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.13 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Marshfield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Marshfield, 43.72% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Marshfield in 2010 was $41,462, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,848 for a family of four.
The people who call Marshfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marshfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Marshfield include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Marshfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.