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Swampscott 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 14,014 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Swampscott is the 139th largest community in Massachusetts. Swampscott has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Housing costs in Swampscott 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.
Swampscott is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Swampscott is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swampscott who work in management occupations (13.40%), office and administrative support (11.75%) and sales jobs (11.64%).
Also of interest is that Swampscott has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Swampscott is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Swampscott 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, Swampscott’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Swampscott 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Swampscott, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.61 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Swampscott, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Swampscott is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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 Swampscott. 56.83% 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 Swampscott in 2010 was $54,272, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,088 for a family of four.
The people who call Swampscott home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Swampscott residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Swampscott include Irish, Italian, English, Russian, Polish and German.
The languages spoken by people in Swampscott are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Swampscott is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian, Spanish and Greek.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,490|
|SWAMPSCOTT HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||75.26%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||24.74%|
|TYPE OF SWAMPSCOTT HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||64.59%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.94%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||17.65%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||13.83%|
|SIZE OF SWAMPSCOTT HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||8.46%|
|AGE OF SWAMPSCOTT HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||1.87%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||20.41%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||27.19%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||50.53%|
|SWAMPSCOTT REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$485,201|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,515|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||2.13%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||0.93%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||4.06%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||16.40%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||20.73%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||25.41%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||18.12%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||6.84%|
|PEOPLE OF SWAMPSCOTT||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.35%|
|5 TO 17||15.89%|
|18 TO 24||6.46%|
|25 TO 34||9.43%|
|35 TO 54||29.73%|
|55 TO 64||15.43%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.71%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.18%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$96,494|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$54,272|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.75%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (21.63%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.18%)
Public Service (5.17%)
Real estate (3.38%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.14%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.15%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.09%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.67%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.58%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (27.56%)
French Canadian (2.23%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.64%)
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