Scituate, RI

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Living in Scituate

Scituate is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 10,730 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Scituate is the 29th largest community in Rhode Island.

Housing costs in Scituate 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 Rhode Island.

Unlike some towns, Scituate isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Scituate are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Scituate is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scituate who work in office and administrative support (12.52%), healthcare (11.61%), and management occupations (9.66%).

Also of interest is that Scituate has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Scituate is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Scituate a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Scituate has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Scituate’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Scituate is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Scituate, the average commute to work is 30.95 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Scituate is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Scituate isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 96.72% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

The education level of Scituate citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.65% of adults in Scituate have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Scituate in 2018 was $47,911, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,644 for a family of four.

The people who call Scituate home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scituate residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Scituate include Italian, English, Irish, French, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Scituate is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

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