Belchertown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,929 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belchertown is the 130th largest community in Massachusetts.
Belchertown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belchertown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belchertown who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), teaching (11.59%), and management occupations (10.75%).
Because of many things, Belchertown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Belchertown 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, Belchertown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Belchertown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Belchertown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Belchertown, 41.98% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Belchertown in 2010 was $34,278, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,112 for a family of four. However, Belchertown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Belchertown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belchertown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Belchertown include French , English, Polish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Belchertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.