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Wenham, MA

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Wenham Profile


Overview

Wenham is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 4,979 people and just one neighborhood, Wenham is the 254th largest community in Massachusetts.

Wenham home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Wenham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Wenham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wenham is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wenham who work in sales jobs (18.47%), management occupations (17.16%), and office and administrative support (9.54%).

Of important note, Wenham is also a town of artists. Wenham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wenham’s character.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.70% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Wenham. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Wenham.

Because of many things, Wenham is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wenham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wenham perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Wenham, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Wenham is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Wenham Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wenham. 69.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wenham in 2018 was $50,766, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $203,064 for a family of four.

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

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


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Wenham, MA HOMES

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TYPE OF Wenham, MA HOMES

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SIZE OF Wenham, MA HOMES

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SIZE OF Wenham, MA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

Diversity Index

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Occupations

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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1 in 330

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Wenham VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 19
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

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Wenham Property CRIMES

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National Median: 26.9
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
775 Bay Rd
South Hamilton, MA 01982
09-12
Winthrop School
325 Bay Rd
South Hamilton, MA 01982
PK-05
Miles River Middle School
787 Bay Rd
Hamilton, MA 01982
06-08
Bessie Buker Elementary School
1 School Street
Wenham, MA 01984
KG-05
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

HAMILTON-WENHAM


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

(10 is best)

Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
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FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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