Scituate, MA
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Scituate is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,478 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Scituate is the 100th largest community in Massachusetts.

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

Scituate is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scituate is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scituate who work in management occupations (15.96%), sales jobs (15.94%), and office and administrative support (11.82%).

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

In addition, Scituate 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.

Because of many things, Scituate 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, Scituate really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Scituate 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 of the nice things about Scituate is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Scituate, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.13 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, Scituate 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Scituate, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Scituate is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.04% 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 Scituate in 2010 was $50,084, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,336 for a family of four.

The people who call Scituate home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scituate residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Scituate include English, Italian, German, and French .

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

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