Oak Bluffs, MA

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Oak Bluffs Profile


Overview

Oak Bluffs is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 4,667 people and just one neighborhood, Oak Bluffs is the 254th largest community in Massachusetts.

Oak Bluffs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Oak Bluffs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Oak Bluffs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oak Bluffs is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Bluffs who work in healthcare (15.14%), management occupations (14.16%), and teaching (9.05%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.06% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Oak Bluffs is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

Because of many things, Oak Bluffs is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oak Bluffs 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, Oak Bluffs has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oak Bluffs’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Oak Bluffs is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One of the benefits of Oak Bluffs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.52 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small town, Oak Bluffs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Oak Bluffs Demographics

Oak Bluffs is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.16% of adults in Oak Bluffs have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Oak Bluffs in 2018 was $37,105, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,420 for a family of four. However, Oak Bluffs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oak Bluffs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oak Bluffs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oak Bluffs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oak Bluffs include Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.

The most common language spoken in Oak Bluffs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Oak Bluffs, MA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

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School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven R
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
09-12
Oak Bluffs Elementary School
50 Trade Winds Road
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
PK-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

MARTHA'S VINEYARD


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District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

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Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 0.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0%

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OAK BLUFFS


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District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

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Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 0.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0%

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