Dartmouth is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 34,188 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Dartmouth is the 45th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Dartmouth 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 Massachusetts.
Dartmouth is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dartmouth is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dartmouth who work in office and administrative support (11.38%), sales jobs (10.99%), and management occupations (9.49%).
Dartmouth is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Dartmouth enrolled in college, Dartmouth has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Dartmouth is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The population of Dartmouth 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: 34.57% of adults in Dartmouth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dartmouth in 2018 was $37,813, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,252 for a family of four. However, Dartmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Dartmouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dartmouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dartmouth include Portuguese, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Dartmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.