Belchertown, MA


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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 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, Belchertown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Belchertown 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.

The citizens of Belchertown are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.98% of adults in Belchertown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.

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