Marshfield, MA
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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 25,709 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 88.00% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshfield who work in office and administrative support (13.04%), management occupations (12.75%), and sales jobs (10.91%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Marshfield, the average commute to work is 34.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Marshfield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.66% of adults in Marshfield have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Marshfield in 2010 was $41,717, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,868 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 Italian, English, German, and French .

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