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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.88% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Medfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Medfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 36.49 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Medfield. 73.39% 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 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.