Billerica, MA
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Billerica is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 42,683 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 (15.06%), management occupations (10.37%), and sales jobs (10.10%).

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.

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: 31.88% of adults in Billerica have a college degree.

The per capita income in Billerica in 2010 was $37,430, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,720 for a family of four.

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 Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Billerica is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.