Medway is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,427 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Medway is the 152nd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Medway are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Medway is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Medway is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medway who work in management occupations (16.20%), office and administrative support (10.13%), and sales jobs (9.91%).
Also of interest is that Medway has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Medway 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, Medway’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Medway is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Medway, the average commute to work is 36.71 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 Medway 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, Medway is a pretty powerful place. 59.04% of the adults in Medway 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 Medway in 2010 was $50,672, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $202,688 for a family of four.
The people who call Medway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Medway residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Medway include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Medway is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.