Billerica is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 42,700 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Billerica is the 36th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Billerica are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Billerica is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Billerica is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Billerica who work in office and administrative support (14.83%), management occupations (11.43%), and sales jobs (9.54%).
Also of interest is that Billerica has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Billerica is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Billerica 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, Billerica has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Billerica’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Billerica is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Billerica, the average commute to work is 30.58 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Billerica is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Billerica area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Billerica is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.09% of adults in Billerica have a college degree.
The per capita income in Billerica in 2010 was $38,040, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,160 for a family of four.
Billerica is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Billerica home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Billerica residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Billerica include Italian, English, French , and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Billerica is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.