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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wareham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wareham is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wareham who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), sales jobs (10.49%), and management occupations (9.06%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wareham has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wareham has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wareham than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wareham may be for you.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Wareham citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.10% of adults in Wareham have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wareham in 2018 was $35,388, 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 $141,552 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 French.
The most common language spoken in Wareham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.