Raynham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,470 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Raynham is the 146th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Raynham 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.
Raynham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Raynham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Raynham who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), management occupations (11.64%), and sales jobs (10.13%).
Also of interest is that Raynham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Raynham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Raynham 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, Raynham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Raynham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Raynham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.57 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.
Despite being a small town, Raynham has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Raynham is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.91% of adults in Raynham 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 Raynham in 2018 was $44,803, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $179,212 for a family of four.
The people who call Raynham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Raynham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Raynham include Irish, Portuguese, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Raynham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.