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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mashpee who work in management occupations (12.70%), sales jobs (12.37%), and office and administrative support (11.89%).
Another notable thing is that Mashpee is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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.
The education level of Mashpee citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.22% of adults in Mashpee have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mashpee in 2010 was $36,769, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,076 for a family of four. However, Mashpee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mashpee is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Spanish and French.