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Living In Swampscott, MA

Swampscott is a small city in Massachusetts with approximately 15,000 residents. Families with young children will feel welcome, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Most residents own their homes in Swampscott, and 22% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,473/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,218.

With an average commute time of about 38 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Swampscott residents know that traveling to work takes some patience. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is used by just 6% of the population. Not many residents commute to work on foot.

Compared to the national average (7%), Swampscott has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 13% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 21% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. If you're looking for career options, Swampscott has them in spades. The four most common industries are healthcare, scientific, education, and retail. Together, these industries make up 28% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Swampscott workers take home an average annual income of almost $114K, more than their peers elsewhere in Massachusetts. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.


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