Belchertown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,033 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belchertown is the 130th largest community in Massachusetts.
Belchertown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.26%), teaching (11.89%), and management occupations (8.75%).
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.
Even though Belchertown is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Belchertown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Belchertown, 42.61% 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 $36,359, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,436 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 English, French , Polish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Belchertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.