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Living In Scituate, MA

The small town of Scituate, Massachusetts is home to approximately 6,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (24%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. With an average age of just over 45, the town's population skews older than most cities in Massachusetts. Just 19% of residents rent in Scituate, as the majority own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $1,104 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Scituate will save around $1,400 compared to the state average.

Scituate's average commute time ranks as one of the longest in the state at about 43 minutes, 6th-highest in the state. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing means of commuting to work, selected by 37% of workers, while public transit is used by only 5% of the town. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is higher than the national average.

Scituate residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are retail, healthcare, scientific, and finance. Combined, these industries account for 27% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Scituate workers take home an average annual income of around $120K, around $36,000 more than the average Massachusetts resident. Scituate's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Scituate has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 19% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

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