Wareham, MA
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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 22,640 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wareham is the 87th largest community in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Wareham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wareham are a mix of both white- and blue-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.

The education level of Wareham citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.54% of adults in Wareham have at least a bachelor's 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 Irish, Italian, English, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean.

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