Marshfield, MA
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Living in Marshfield


Marshfield 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 25,967 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Marshfield is the 72nd largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Marshfield 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.

Marshfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marshfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshfield who work in management occupations (12.31%), sales jobs (12.06%), and healthcare (10.33%).

Also of interest is that Marshfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Marshfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Marshfield 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, Marshfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Marshfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One of the nice things about Marshfield is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Marshfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Marshfield, the average commute to work is 34.16 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Marshfield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Marshfield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Marshfield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Marshfield, 47.97% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Marshfield in 2018 was $48,190, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $192,760 for a family of four.

The people who call Marshfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marshfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Marshfield include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Marshfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.