Medway is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,115 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.38% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 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 36.06 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.
In Medway, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Medway is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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.