Mashpee, MA
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Mashpee is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,154 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mashpee is the 136th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Mashpee 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.

Unlike some towns, Mashpee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mashpee are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mashpee is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mashpee who work in management occupations (12.93%), sales jobs (12.23%), and office and administrative support (11.41%).

Another notable thing is that Mashpee is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Mashpee’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mashpee has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mashpee a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Mashpee 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Mashpee is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.63% of adults in Mashpee have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mashpee in 2010 was $36,904, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,616 for a family of four. However, Mashpee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Mashpee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mashpee residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Mashpee include English, Italian, German, and French .

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

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