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 11,715 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.75%), office and administrative support (12.65%), 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.

Because of many things, Wrentham is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wrentham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wrentham perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 33.92 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: 47.68% 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 $44,484, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,936 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 English, Italian, German, and French .

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