Stoneham, MA
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Stoneham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 22,002 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Stoneham is the 89th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Stoneham 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.

Stoneham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stoneham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stoneham who work in office and administrative support (13.67%), management occupations (13.04%), and sales jobs (11.62%).

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

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Stoneham use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Stoneham‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Stoneham ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Stoneham, 40.17% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Stoneham in 2010 was $39,542, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $158,168 for a family of four.

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

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