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 86.68% 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 (16.04%), sales jobs (9.72%), and office and administrative support (9.46%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Medway, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.51 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 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Medway, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Medway is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Medway in 2010 was $53,330, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $213,320 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.
The most common language spoken in Medway is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.