Billerica is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 43,962 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.
Billerica is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
Billerica is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.58 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of Billerica citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.09% of adults in Billerica have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
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 Irish, 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.