Medfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,718 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 92.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Medfield is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medfield who work in management occupations (19.83%), sales jobs (12.88%), and business and financial occupations (10.81%).
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.
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.
One downside of living in Medfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Medfield, the average commute to work is 35.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
If knowledge is power, Medfield is a pretty powerful place. 69.43% 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 $64,117, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $256,468 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 Greek and Spanish.