Medfield, MA
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Living in Medfield


Medfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,799 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Medfield is the 157th 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 95.78% 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 (22.02%), business and financial occupations (14.38%), and sales jobs (12.26%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Medfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.71% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Medfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.38 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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. 75.36% 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 2018 was $78,626, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,504 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.


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