Weymouth, MA
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Weymouth profile

Living in Weymouth

Weymouth is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 57,670 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Weymouth is the 23rd largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Weymouth are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Also of interest is that Weymouth 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 Weymouth telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.66% 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.

Weymouth 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.

One downside of living in Weymouth, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.71 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Weymouth is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Weymouth, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Weymouth is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.70% of adults in Weymouth have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Weymouth in 2018 was $46,645, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $186,580 for a family of four. However, Weymouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Weymouth is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Weymouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weymouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Weymouth include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.

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