Acton is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 7,819 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Acton is the 451st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Acton 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 California.
Acton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Acton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Acton who work in management occupations (14.43%), sales jobs (12.23%) and office and administrative support (11.87%).
A relatively large number of people in Acton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.60% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Acton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Acton 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, Acton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Acton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Acton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Acton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Acton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Acton may be for you.
One downside of living in Acton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 42.82 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, Acton is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.78% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Acton in 2010 was $39,131, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,524 for a family of four.
Acton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Acton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Acton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Acton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.88% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Acton include German, Irish, English, Italian, Dutch and European.
The most common language spoken in Acton is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,533|
|ACTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||87.78%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||12.22%|
|TYPE OF ACTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||89.39%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.87%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.40%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.40%|
|SIZE OF ACTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.89%|
|AGE OF ACTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||16.27%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||74.35%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||8.15%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||1.23%|
|ACTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$556,415|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,794|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $68,000||2.78%|
|$68,001 - $135,000||0.81%|
|$135,001 - $271,000||4.85%|
|$271,001 - $406,000||14.19%|
|$406,001 - $541,000||21.91%|
|$541,001 - $677,000||25.19%|
|$677,001 - $1,015,000||24.88%|
|$1,015,001 - $1,353,000||3.10%|
|PEOPLE OF ACTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.22%|
|5 TO 17||15.81%|
|18 TO 24||9.13%|
|25 TO 34||4.64%|
|35 TO 54||34.26%|
|55 TO 64||20.04%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.90%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||89.97%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$92,245|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$39,131|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||6.88%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Construction (11.01%)
Public Service (9.49%)
Information Technology (5.71%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.65%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.58%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.16%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||6.70%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.46%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||14.88%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (17.06%)
French Canadian (2.01%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (88.93%)
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