Wrentham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,964 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, Wrentham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wrentham are a mix 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 (14.28%), office and administrative support (13.36%), and sales jobs (10.52%).
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.
In Wrentham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.96 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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: 49.01% 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 $48,677, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,708 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wrentham include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Wrentham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.