Medfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,955 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 95.47% 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 (19.29%), sales jobs (12.89%), and business and financial occupations (10.98%).
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: 11.92% 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.
Medfield 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, Medfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Medfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.07 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.
Even though Medfield is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Medfield. 72.25% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Medfield in 2018 was $67,029, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,116 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and European.
The most common language spoken in Medfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.