A small town located in Massachusetts, Bourne has a population of just over 1,000. Retirees will fit right in, as they make up 32% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 48, skews older than most cities in Massachusetts. Renters tend to be in the minority in Bourne, and 85% of residents own their homes. At $1,198 a month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.
Averaging about 24 minutes, Bourne's commute time is shorter than the Massachusetts average of about 31 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 44% of commuters, while public transit isn't used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Compared to the national average (7%), Bourne has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 18% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 17% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Bourne residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and education. Together, these industries account for 21% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in management, which ranks as the top field in the town. Bourne workers take home an average annual income of just over $84,000, about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. Bourne, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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