Ashby is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 3,208 people and just one neighborhood, Ashby is the 275th largest community in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Ashby is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ashby is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashby who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), sales jobs (9.55%) and management occupations (9.21%).
Also of interest is that Ashby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Ashby is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ashby really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ashby perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Ashby is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ashby, the average commute to work is 30.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Ashby is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Ashby 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. 96.60% 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.