Scituate is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 10,658 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.
Unlike some towns, Scituate isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Scituate are a mix of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (12.12%), management occupations (11.08%), and sales jobs (10.88%).
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.
Because of many things, Scituate 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, Scituate really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Scituate 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 Scituate is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Scituate, the average commute to work is 31.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Scituate citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.57% of adults in Scituate have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Scituate in 2010 was $48,035, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $192,140 for a family of four.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Scituate include Italian, Irish, English, French, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Scituate is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.