Seekonk is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,968 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Seekonk is the 140th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Seekonk 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, Seekonk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Seekonk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seekonk is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Seekonk who work in office and administrative support (14.98%), management occupations (9.59%), and sales jobs (9.34%).
Also of interest is that Seekonk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Seekonk is also a town of artists. Seekonk has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Seekonk’s character.
Because of many things, Seekonk 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, Seekonk really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Seekonk 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.
Seekonk 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.
The education level of Seekonk citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.85% of adults in Seekonk have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Seekonk in 2010 was $37,179, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,716 for a family of four.
The people who call Seekonk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Seekonk residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Seekonk include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Seekonk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.