Walpole, MA
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Walpole is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 25,102 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Walpole is the 78th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Walpole 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.

Walpole is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Walpole is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walpole who work in sales jobs (13.56%), office and administrative support (12.46%), and management occupations (12.43%).

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

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

One downside of living in Walpole is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Walpole, the average commute to work is 31.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

The education level of Walpole ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Walpole, 47.56% 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 Walpole in 2010 was $44,224, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,896 for a family of four.

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

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