Rehoboth is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,188 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rehoboth is the 158th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Rehoboth 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rehoboth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rehoboth is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rehoboth who work in management occupations (11.95%), office and administrative support (10.77%), and sales jobs (10.41%).
Also of interest is that Rehoboth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Rehoboth 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, Rehoboth really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rehoboth 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 Rehoboth is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rehoboth, the average commute to work is 31.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Rehoboth is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.86% of adults in Rehoboth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rehoboth in 2010 was $41,468, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,872 for a family of four.
The people who call Rehoboth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rehoboth residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rehoboth include Portuguese, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Rehoboth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.