Provincetown, MA

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Provincetown Profile


Overview

Provincetown 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 2,961 people and just one neighborhood, Provincetown is the 278th largest community in Massachusetts. Provincetown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Provincetown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Provincetown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Provincetown who work in management occupations (15.09%), office and administrative support (10.02%), and sales jobs (9.49%).

Also of interest is that Provincetown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Provincetown is also a town of artists. Provincetown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Provincetown’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Provincetown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.83% 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

Another notable thing is that Provincetown is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Provincetown’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

In addition, Provincetown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Provincetown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Provincetown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Provincetown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Provincetown may be for you.

Provincetown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Provincetown spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.63 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Provincetown Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Provincetown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Provincetown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.77% 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 Provincetown in 2018 was $58,325, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,300 for a family of four. However, Provincetown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Provincetown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.


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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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

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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

 

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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

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School Quality

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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*
Provincetown Schools School
12 Winslow Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
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 1 district:

PROVINCETOWN


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