Medway is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,479 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 87.34% 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 (17.25%), sales jobs (9.98%), and healthcare (8.66%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Medway telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.38% 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.
Because of many things, Medway is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Medway 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, Medway has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Medway’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 Medway is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Medway, the average commute to work is 36.06 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Medway. 59.02% 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 Medway in 2018 was $56,393, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,572 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Medway include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Medway is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.