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 office and administrative support (12.07%), management occupations (11.26%), and sales jobs (10.79%).
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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Scituate is worth considering.
The population of Scituate is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.56% of adults in Scituate have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Scituate in 2010 was $42,668, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,672 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Scituate include Irish, English, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in Scituate is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.