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Mendon, MA

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Overview


Mendon is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,286 people and just one neighborhood, Mendon is the 231st largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Mendon 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.

Occupations and Workforce

Mendon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mendon is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mendon who work in management occupations (14.91%), office and administrative support (12.14%), and sales jobs (10.56%).

Also of interest is that Mendon 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 Mendon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.99% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Mendon 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, Mendon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Mendon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.82 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Mendon. 50.64% 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 Mendon in 2018 was $51,840, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $207,360 for a family of four.

The people who call Mendon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mendon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mendon include Italian, Irish, Polish, English, and German.

The most common language spoken in Mendon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Russian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Mendon, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 6.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Massachusetts. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Italian and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 4.9% have French Canadian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Mendon are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.3% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 41.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.1%), and 13.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and German/Yiddish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Mendon, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (28.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (24.2%), and residents who report Polish roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (6.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (30.0% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (82.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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