Becket & Washington is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 2,313 people and just one neighborhood, Becket & Washington is the 294th largest community in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Becket & Washington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Becket & Washington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Becket & Washington who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), sales jobs (12.11%) and management occupations (8.80%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Becket & Washington is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Becket & Washington’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Becket & Washington has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Becket & Washington a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Becket & Washington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Becket & Washington, the average commute to work is 30.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.