Walpole is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 25,200 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Walpole is the 78th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Walpole 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.
Walpole is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Walpole is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walpole who work in management occupations (19.38%), office and administrative support (11.66%), and sales jobs (8.72%).
Also of interest is that Walpole has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Walpole is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Walpole 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, Walpole really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Walpole 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 Walpole, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.57 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Walpole 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 Walpole area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Walpole, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Walpole is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.15% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Walpole in 2018 was $52,134, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $208,536 for a family of four.
Walpole is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Walpole home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walpole residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Walpole include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Walpole is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.