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 22,601 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 (13.32%), sales jobs (11.76%), and food service (10.41%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Wareham is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Wareham 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Wareham is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Wareham area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Wareham are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.54% of adults in Wareham having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wareham in 2010 was $31,381, 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 $125,524 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 Italian, English, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean.
The most common language spoken in Wareham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.