Wrentham, MA
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Wrentham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,548 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wrentham is the 168th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Wrentham 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wrentham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wrentham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wrentham who work in management occupations (15.31%), office and administrative support (12.87%), and sales jobs (11.01%).

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

Wrentham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wrentham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Wrentham is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wrentham, the average commute to work is 33.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Wrentham is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Wrentham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.05% of adults in Wrentham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wrentham in 2010 was $42,779, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $171,116 for a family of four.

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

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