Scituate is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 10,611 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 office and administrative support (13.45%), sales jobs (11.69%), and management occupations (10.57%).
Because of many things, Scituate is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Scituate 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, Scituate has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Scituate’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Scituate, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.97 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Scituate are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.21% of adults in Scituate have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Scituate in 2010 was $44,660, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,640 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 German.
The most common language spoken in Scituate is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Portuguese.