Belchertown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,098 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belchertown who work in teaching (12.20%), office and administrative support (12.13%), and management occupations (11.15%).
Also of interest is that Belchertown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
Belchertown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.59% of adults in Belchertown have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Belchertown in 2018 was $41,753, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,012 for a family of four.
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 Irish, Polish, French, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Belchertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.