Medfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,394 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 92.57% 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 (20.11%), sales jobs (12.31%) and business and financial occupations (11.91%).
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.
In addition, Medfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 35.44 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. 67.82% 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 $65,243, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,972 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, Scottish and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Medfield is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,106|
|MEDFIELD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||90.36%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||9.64%|
|TYPE OF MEDFIELD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||84.98%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.51%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.62%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||7.90%|
|SIZE OF MEDFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.01%|
|AGE OF MEDFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.33%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||45.79%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||36.03%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||9.85%|
|MEDFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$673,700|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,160|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.83%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.00%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||3.06%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||1.53%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||10.31%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||21.19%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||39.21%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||16.22%|
|PEOPLE OF MEDFIELD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.78%|
|5 TO 17||25.87%|
|18 TO 24||5.05%|
|25 TO 34||5.60%|
|35 TO 54||32.54%|
|55 TO 64||15.63%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||11.53%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.29%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$143,641|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$65,243|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.21%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (15.92%)
Public Service (5.19%)
Information Technology (4.76%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.07%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.14%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.18%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.78%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.36%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (33.21%)
French Canadian (2.86%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (89.79%)
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