Most Expensive Scituate Neighborhoods
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 18,413 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.
Scituate is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Scituate’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Scituate 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Scituate, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Scituate. 55.04% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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 Irish, English, Italian, German, French and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Scituate is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,705|
|SCITUATE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||81.95%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||18.05%|
|TYPE OF SCITUATE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||80.29%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.28%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.90%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||4.94%|
|SIZE OF SCITUATE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||8.18%|
|AGE OF SCITUATE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.02%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||26.34%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||40.33%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||25.30%|
|SCITUATE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$552,092|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,281|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.35%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.49%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||1.24%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||3.30%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||19.49%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||28.28%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||27.82%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||12.85%|
|PEOPLE OF SCITUATE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.19%|
|5 TO 17||21.72%|
|18 TO 24||4.97%|
|25 TO 34||6.08%|
|35 TO 54||30.39%|
|55 TO 64||16.01%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.64%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.99%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$102,577|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$50,084|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.97%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (15.42%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.21%)
Public Service (3.66%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.52%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.33%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.33%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.95%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.43%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.35%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (46.67%)
French Canadian (3.54%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.11%)
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