Scituate is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 10,496 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.
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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Scituate has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Scituate has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Scituate than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Scituate may be for you.
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 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: 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 Irish, Italian, English, French, German and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Scituate is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,018|
|SCITUATE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||85.62%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||14.38%|
|TYPE OF SCITUATE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||85.05%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.57%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.05%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||5.93%|
|SIZE OF SCITUATE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.05%|
|AGE OF SCITUATE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.79%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||37.71%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||37.64%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||17.86%|
|SCITUATE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$329,028|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$982|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.18%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||3.72%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||10.42%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||34.49%|
|$321,001 - $427,000||28.45%|
|$427,001 - $534,000||11.84%|
|$534,001 - $801,000||6.68%|
|$801,001 - $1,069,000||2.24%|
|PEOPLE OF SCITUATE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.34%|
|5 TO 17||15.87%|
|18 TO 24||6.95%|
|25 TO 34||5.96%|
|35 TO 54||33.57%|
|55 TO 64||16.59%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.71%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.36%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$80,802|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$39,451|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||6.08%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (13.80%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.75%)
Public Service (5.09%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.02%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.62%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.20%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.03%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.86%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (29.25%)
French Canadian (8.64%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (93.26%)
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