Medfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,888 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Medfield is the 156th largest community in Massachusetts.
Medfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Medfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Medfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Medfield is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medfield who work in management occupations (21.56%), sales jobs (13.20%), and office and administrative support (10.94%).
Also of interest is that Medfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.88% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Medfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Medfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Medfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Medfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.49 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Medfield has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Medfield is a pretty powerful place. 73.39% of the adults in Medfield 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 Medfield in 2010 was $66,968, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $267,872 for a family of four.
The people who call Medfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Medfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Medfield include Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Medfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.