Mansfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 24,470 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mansfield is the 80th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Mansfield 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.
Mansfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mansfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mansfield who work in sales jobs (12.65%), management occupations (12.15%), and office and administrative support (11.83%).
Also of interest is that Mansfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Mansfield 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, Mansfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mansfield 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 Mansfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mansfield, the average commute to work is 33.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Mansfield is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Mansfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Mansfield is a pretty powerful place. 54.79% of the adults in Mansfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Mansfield in 2018 was $53,038, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $212,152 for a family of four.
Mansfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mansfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mansfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mansfield include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Mansfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.