Wrentham, MA
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Living in Wrentham


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.

Wrentham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.89%), office and administrative support (12.79%), and sales jobs (12.13%).

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.

Because of many things, Wrentham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wrentham 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, Wrentham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 33.82 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.

Despite being a small town, Wrentham has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Wrentham is a pretty powerful place. 51.25% of the adults in Wrentham have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Wrentham in 2010 was $50,810, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $203,240 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, French, and German.

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