Medway is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,253 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 86.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Medway is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medway who work in office and administrative support (12.31%), sales jobs (11.73%), and management occupations (11.72%).
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.
In addition, Medway is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Medway is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Medway really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Medway perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Medway, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.83 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Medway is a pretty powerful place. 52.42% 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 $45,617, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $182,468 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 English, Italian, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Medway is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.