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 15,770 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Seekonk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seekonk is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Seekonk who work in office and administrative support (12.01%), management occupations (11.78%), and sales jobs (10.85%).
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.
Because of many things, Seekonk is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Seekonk a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Seekonk has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Seekonk’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Seekonk 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.
Seekonk is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.83% of adults in Seekonk have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Seekonk in 2018 was $45,936, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,744 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 Portuguese, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Seekonk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.