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 85.14% 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 (12.95%), management occupations (12.75%), and sales jobs (12.28%).

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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Stoneham is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Stoneham, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Stoneham ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Stoneham, 40.04% 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 $40,856, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,424 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 Italian, English, French , and German.

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