Raynham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,797 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.
Unlike some towns, Raynham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Raynham are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (12.70%), sales jobs (12.15%), and management occupations (10.84%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Raynham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Raynham perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Raynham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.27 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.
In Raynham, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Raynham is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Raynham citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.23% of adults in Raynham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Raynham in 2010 was $35,563, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,252 for a family of four. However, Raynham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Raynham is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Raynham include Portuguese, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Raynham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.