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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Swansea who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), management occupations (10.56%), and sales jobs (8.07%).

Because of many things, Swansea is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Swansea really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Swansea perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 citizens of Swansea are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.19% of adults in Swansea having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Swansea in 2010 was $35,488, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,952 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 French , Irish, English, and Italian.

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