The small town of Harwich Center, Massachusetts is home to just under 2,000 residents. Retirees are typical, as they make up 35% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 51, skews older than most cities in Massachusetts. The majority of Harwich Center residents own their homes, and 19% of residents rent. At $1,129 a month, the average rent is just below the state average.
Harwich Center has an average commute time of about 23 minutes, faster than the state average of about 31 minutes. Many residents (42%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Not many workers commute on foot.
Many Harwich Center residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 14% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in management, which ranks as the top career path in the town. Harwich Center workers earn an average annual income of about $85K, about the same as the average Massachusetts resident. Harwich Center, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345). Harwich Center has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 18% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 23% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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