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 2,980 people and just one neighborhood, Provincetown is the 278th largest community in Massachusetts. Provincetown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Provincetown 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
Provincetown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Provincetown is a town of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Provincetown who work in sales jobs (17.39%), management occupations (16.61%) and office and administrative support (13.60%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Provincetown 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Provincetown is worth considering.
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.
One of the benefits of Provincetown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.83 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.
Being a small town, Provincetown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.