Wenham is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,165 people and just one neighborhood, Wenham is the 250th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
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 90.94% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wenham who work in sales jobs (16.71%), office and administrative support (16.31%) and management occupations (11.80%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Wenham telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Wenham is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Wenham to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Because of many things, Wenham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wenham a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wenham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wenham’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Wenham, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Wenham is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.