Scituate, RI
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Scituate is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 10,549 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Scituate is the 29th largest community in Rhode Island.

Housing costs in Scituate 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 Rhode Island.

Scituate is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Scituate is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scituate who work in sales jobs (11.82%), office and administrative support (11.77%), and management occupations (10.68%).

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

Scituate 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, Scituate’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Scituate has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Scituate a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Scituate, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.36 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Scituate citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.11% of adults in Scituate have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Scituate in 2010 was $39,451, which is upper middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,804 for a family of four. However, Scituate contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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