Swansea, MA
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Swansea is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,387 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Swansea is the 122nd largest community in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Swansea isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Swansea are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Swansea is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swansea who work in office and administrative support (15.85%), sales jobs (10.38%), and management occupations (9.07%).

Because of many things, Swansea is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Swansea 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, Swansea has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Swansea’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Swansea 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.

The education level of Swansea citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.75% of adults in Swansea have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Swansea in 2010 was $33,676, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,704 for a family of four. However, Swansea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Swansea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.

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