Seekonk is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,770 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Seekonk is the 140th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Seekonk 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.
Unlike some towns, Seekonk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Seekonk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seekonk is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Seekonk who work in office and administrative support (12.01%), management occupations (11.78%), and sales jobs (10.85%).
Also of interest is that Seekonk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Seekonk 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, Seekonk really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Seekonk 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.
Seekonk 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Seekonk ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Seekonk, 40.83% 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 Seekonk in 2018 was $45,936, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,744 for a family of four.
The people who call Seekonk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Seekonk residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Seekonk include Portuguese, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Seekonk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.