Wareham, MA

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Living in Wareham

Wareham 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 22,745 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wareham is the 87th largest community in Massachusetts.

Wareham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wareham is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wareham who work in office and administrative support (13.65%), sales jobs (9.87%), and food service (8.52%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Wareham has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Wareham a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Wareham 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The citizens of Wareham are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.42% of adults in Wareham having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wareham in 2018 was $33,011, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,044 for a family of four. However, Wareham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wareham is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wareham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wareham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wareham include Irish, English, Italian, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean.

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